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James R. Caprio

Born: 1939
Death: 2021

James R. Caprio was born in Niagara Falls, New York on April 8, 1939.  He received his B.S. (1961) and M.A. (1963) in electrical engineering from UB, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University (1966).  From 1967-1972, Caprio was a faculty member in UB's Department of Electrical Engineering.  In 1972, he was hired by Comptek Research, Inc. where he helped perfect radar systems used in fighter jets.


  • James R. Caprio curriculum vitae 
  • DuVall, Eric "Dr. James Caprio, 82, engineer whose work protects fighter pilots."  Buffalo News, December 4, 2021, p.B5.

Affiliation(s): Electrical Engineering
Record Group(s): 18
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