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.
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
The IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There were 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral.
Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'This excellent event brought researchers from all over the world to network and develop strong links'