» Dr. Fredric Caporaso

Schmid College of Science and Technology
Food Science
Dr. Fredric Caporaso
Office Location:
Hashinger Science Center 216
(714) 997-6638
University Honors Program
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Bachelor of Science
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Master of Science
The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Food Science

Sensory Evaluation of Foods (FSN 312/512)
Food Product Development (FSN 494/594)
Graduate Seminar (FSN 596)
Darwin and the Galapagos (ESCI 227)
Research Methodology (FSN 660)
Food Industry Study Tour (FSN 210/510)
Intro to Food Science and Nutrition (FSN 120)

Penn State University, Pennsylvania
PhD 1975: Food Science
(minor: Biochemistry)

Rutgers University, New Jersey
MSc. 1972: Animal Science

Rutgers University, New Jersey
BSc. 1969: Animal Science

Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Chapman U., 1992-2001
Associate Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Chapman U., 1982-1992
Adjunct Professor of Foods and Nutrition, San Diego State U., 1982-1992
Section Manager, Food Science, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, American McGaw, Irvine, CA, 1981-1982
Research Scientist, Food Science Group of Pharmaceutical R&D, American McGaw, Irvine, CA, 1978-1981
Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977-1978
Assistant Professor, Food and Nutrition, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1975-1977

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient, Southern California IFT Section, 2004
Named Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists, 1999
Named Edgar and Elizabeth Pankey Chair in Food Science and Nutrition, endowed 1999
Excellence in Scholarly Activity Faculty Award, 1999-2000
Valerie Scudder Outstanding Faculty Award, 1993-1994
Listed in American Men and Women in Science
Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Listed in Who's Who in the World
Phi Kappa Phi, All University Honorary
Sigma Xi, Science Honorary
Phi Sigma Society, Biological Sciences Honorary
Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honorary
Phi Tau Sigma, Food Science Honorary, Councillor West Region, Executive Committee, 1988-1991
Phi Beta Delta, International Scholarship Honorary


American Chemical Society
American Society of Animal Science
Institute of Food Technologists
International Union for the Conservation of Nature- Species Survival Commission- Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle of Specialist Group
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Kim GC Rakovski C Caporaso F Prakash A. 2014. Low-dose irradiation can be used as a phytosanitary treatment for fresh table grapes. J Food Sci 79(1): 81-91.
McDonald, H., Arpaia, M.L., Caporaso, F., Obenland,D., Were, L., Rakovski, C., Prakash, A. 2013. Effect of gamma irradiation treatment at phytosanitary dose levels on the quality of 'Lane Late' navel oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 86: 91–99.
Abolhassani Y, Caporaso F, Rakovski C, Prakash A. 2013. The effect of gamma irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment on physicochemical and sensory properties of Bartlett pears. J Food Sci 78(9): 1437-44.
McDonald, H., McCulloch,M., Caporaso, F., Winborne, I., Oubichon, M., Rakovski, C., Prakash, A. 2012. Commercial scale irradiation for insect disinfestation preserves peach quality. Rad. Phy. Chem. 81 (6): 697–704.
Caporaso, F., Frisch, F. and Sumida, K.D. 2011. Compromised Bone Health in Non-Obese, Older Women with Low Caloric Intake. J. Community Health. 36 (4):559-64.
Moiz Horani, Azriel Dror, Dustin Holland, Fred Caporaso, Ken Sumida, Frank Frisch. 2011. Prevalence of Vitamin D3 deficiency in Orange County residents. J Community Health. 36 (5): 760-764.
Prakash, A., Lim, F.T., Duong, C., Caporaso, F., Foley, D. 2010. The effects of ionizing irradiation on Salmonella inoculated on raw almonds and changes in sensory properties. Rad. Phy. Chem. 79 (4): 502-506.