Matthew Eady


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Matthew Eady is a scientist with FHI 360’s Product Quality and Compliance department, where he is a member of the Technical Development team. He focuses on building methods for rapid pharmaceutical product compliance screening using spectroscopy and image processing tools with a focus on practical and low-cost methods.

Prior to joining FHI 360 in 2019, Eady spent eight years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture working to develop early and rapid testing methods for food safety, particularly in the poultry industry. In that role, he developed screening methods for pathogenic bacteria using one of the first hyperspectral microscopes. Eady was also an Adjunct Professor in Agricultural Sciences at Murray State University instructing courses on applied microbiology. Eady has a MS and PhD in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia.

Recent publications

  1. Eady M, Payne M, Sortijas S, Bethea E, and Jenkins D. (2021). A low-cost and portable near-infrared spectrometer using open-source multivariate data analysis software for rapid discriminatory quality assessment of medroxyprogesterone acetate injectables. Spectrochim. Acta A 259(119917):1–8.
  2. Lambert L, Knight S, Mann G, Partazc M, Jurss M, and Eady M. (2021). Impact of smart snacks intervention on college students’ vending selections. J. Amer. College Health. March 26 (1:7).
  3. Eady M, and Park B. (2021). Detection of Salmonella with hyperspectral microscopy: a five-year validation. J. Appl. Sci. 11(3), 895–903.
  4. Eady M, Park B, and Hinton Jr. (2020). Rapid identification of Campylobacter species cultured under aerobic incubation using hyperspectral microscope imaging. J. Food Prot. 83(3): 405–411.
  5. Eady M, and Park B. (2019). Influence of environmental growth factors on Salmonella spectra collected from hyperspectral microscope images. J. Food Anal. Methods 12(11): 2638–2646.