Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Viterbo, Italy
Fabio Mencarelli is Professor of Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops at the University of Viterbo and manager of the Postharvest Laboratory (LAPO) of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the same University, has been working since the 1979 on postharvest technology, initially on controlled atmosphere application on vegetables commodities. He has published several research papers and he has been co-editor of the Acta Horticulturae of the 5th International Postharvest Symposium held in Verona in 2004. Moreover he has contributed to the Handbook 66 of the USDA and is FAO consultant for postharvest technology.
Successively the research work has been addressed on the aspects of postharvest physiology with special attention, in the recent years, on the biogenesis of aromatic compounds on peaches and apricots. The study of the bruising injury on apricots and the biochemistry of grape drying formaking dessert wines.