Curriculum Vitae

Edwin N. Frankel


1947-1950       B.S.  Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1950-1952       M.S.  University of California, Davis, California

1952-1956       Ph.D. University of California, Davis, California


1956 - 1960:    Research Chemist, Northern Regional Research Center, U.S.D.A., Peoria, Illinois.

1960 - 1962:    Group Leader, Procter & Gamble Co., Food Products Division, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1962 - 1976:    Project Leader, Northern Regional Research Center, U.S.D.A., Peoria, Illinois.

1976 - 1989:    Research Leader/Lead Scientist, Northern Regional Research Center, U.S.D.A., Peoria, Illinois.

1989-present:  Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis.


1966 - 1967     Technion Research Fellowship, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

1975 - 1976     Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, Science Research Council of England, Queen Mary College, University of London, England.

1988 - 1989     Visiting Chemist, University of California, Davis, California


   1978, 1981:  *USDA Superior Service Award and Certificate of Merit

   1985:            *Alton E. Bailey Award, American Oil Chemists' Society

   '85,89,91,92, 93, 94, 96, 98:

                        *American Oil Chemists' Society Award for outstanding paper presentations.

   1990:            *International lecturer, Society of Chemical Industry, London, England.

   1992:            *Keynote speaker, Finnish Chemical Congress, Helsinki, Finland.

   1994:            *Research award for outstanding research in the field of wine and medicine, The Society of Medical Friends of Wine, San Francisco.

   1995:            *Kaufmann memorial lecturer, International Society for Fat Research, 21st World Congress, The Hague, The Netherlands.

   1998:            * American Oil Chemists= Society Fellow Award.

   1999:            * American Oil Chemists= Society S. S. Chang Award.

   1999:            * Keynote lecturer, Lipid Forum, Kolding, Denmark.

2000:            * Cited for high-impact agricultural research by the Institute for Scientific Information as “2nd most-cited author of the 1990s in agricultural science.”

   2002:            * Lewkowitsch Lecturer, Society of Chemical Industry, UK.

   2003-4:         * Ranked first as the most-cited author in agricultural science by the Institute for Scientific Information, Thomson Corp, Philadelphia, PA

   2005-6:         * Ranked third most-cited author in agricultural science by the Institute for Scientific Information, Thomson Corp, Philadelphia, PA

   2006:           * Veselý award, Czech Chemical Society, Fats and Oils, Euro-Fed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

   2006:           * “Symposium in honor of Professor Edwin Frankel, celebrating 50 years of lipid    oxidation research” (

   2006             * The “Edwin Frankel” Best Paper Award for yearly publications in Lipids and JAOCS, sponsored by the AOCS Lipid Oxidation and Quality Section.

   2007:            * AOCS Supelco/Pelick award in Lipid Chemistry, International Congress of the AOCS, ISF, and Japan Oil Chemists Society, in Quebec City, Canada.

PUBLICATIONS: 272, including 8 patents, 20 book chapters, and two books on Lipid Oxidation (1st ed. 1998, 2nd ed 2005), and one book on Antioxidants in Food and Biology. Facts and Fiction. 2007, The Oily Press, Bridgwater, England.  Check links: Publications and Books

Highly cited papers (Institute for Scientific Information Web of Knowledge) (6/20/2008)

Cited 1012 times:

Frankel, E.N., Kanner, J., German, J. B., Parks, E., Kinsella, J. E. Inhibition of Oxidation of Human Low-density Lipoprotein by Phenolic Substances in Red Wine. Lancet 341: 454-457.1993.

Cited 421 times:

Frankel, E.N., Waterhouse, A. L., Teissedre, P. L. Principal Phenolic Phytochemicals in Selected California Wines and their Antioxidant Activity in Inhibiting Oxidation of Human Low Density Lipoproteins. J. Agric. Food Chem. 43:890-894. 1995.

Cited 244 times:

Kanner, J., Frankel, E.N., Granit, R., German, B., Kinsella, J.E.  Natural Antioxidants in Grapes and Wines. J. Agric. Food Chem. 42: 64-69. 1994.

Cited 218 times:

Kinsella, J.E., Frankel, E.N., German, B., Kanner, J.  Possible Mechanisms for the Protective Role of Antioxidants in Wine and Plant Foods. Food Technology 85-89. April 1993.

Cited 208 times:

Frankel, E.N., Huang, S-W., Kanner, J., German, J.B.  Interfacial Phenomena in the Evaluation of Antioxidants: Bulk Oils versus Emulsions. J. Agric. Food Chem. 42: 1054-1059. 1994.

Cited 185 times: Frankel, E.N. Recent Advances in Lipid Oxidation. J. Sci. Food Agric. 54:495-511. 1991

Cited 178 times:

Frankel, E.N., Meyer, A.S. The Problems of Using One-Dimensional Methods to Evaluate Multifunctional Food and Biological Antioxidants. J. Sci. Food Agric. 80: 1925-1941. 2000.

Cited 164 times:

Heinonen, I. M., Meyer, A.S., Frankel, E.N. Antioxidant Activity of Berry Phenolic Compounds on Human Low-density Lipoprotein and Liposome Oxidation. J. Agric. Food Chem. 46: 4107-4112. 1998.

Cited 144 times:

Frankel , E.N., Huang, S-W., Aeschbach, R., Prior, E. Antioxidant Activity of  a Rosemary Extract and its Constituents, Carnosic Acid, Carnosol and Rosmarinic Acid in Bulk Oil and Oil-in-Water Emulsion  J. Agric. Food Chem. 44:131-135. 1996.