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CalPoly State University


1 Grand Avenue Industrial Technology Dept Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo CA 93407


Dr Jay Singh (Packaging Program Director)




The Packaging Program at Cal Poly is directed by Dr. Jay Singh, who is joined by Drs. Koushik Saha, Javier de la Fuente and Ajay Kathuria in providing curricular and research leadership. Housed comfortably within the Industrial Technology and Packaging department, the program has strong on-campus collaborative relationships with every college at Cal Poly. The Program currently offers a major (Industrial Technology & Packaging), a concentration (Consumer Packaging Solutions) and a Packaging Minor. It will be offering a MS Packaging Value Chain degree in Fall 2016.

The Cal Poly Packaging program is also at the cutting edge of research and technology development. It has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and core competencies in distribution testing, package design, rapid prototyping, software applications, metals fabrication, RFID, materials and analytical testing and polymer processing. A growing number of California-based as well as national companies have availed themselves of the applied research capacities of the Program. While operating a successful Packaging Research Consortium for the past 7 years, the Program plans to launch a Center for Packaging Value Chain in 2016. 


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at