Professor Busenitz's main research interest is elementary particle physics. He is presently collaborating on the KamLAND and Double Chooz neutrino experiments. He previously worked on Fermilab experiment E-687 to measure the photoproduction and decay of charm hadrons, on the L3 experiment at CERN studying electron-positron interactions at center-of-mass energies up to 200 GeV, and on the Palo Verde experiment which searched for oscillations of reactor neutrinos over a baseline of 1 km.
Professor Busenitz received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois in 1985. He joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in 1990.