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Packaging Engineering Institute, Jinan University


Guangdong 519070


Dr Wang Zhi-Wei (Professor, JNU Assistant President, PEI Director, Dean of Zhuhai College)

Other staff

Wang Zhi-Wei (Professor, PhD, Distribution Packaging, Food Packaging Technology)

Lu Xin-Guang (Professor, PhD, Packaging Printing, Packaging Machinery)

Ms Hong-Wei (Professor, PhD, Distribution Packaging, Shock and Vibration)

Ou Shi-Yi (Professor, PhD, Food Packaging Technology)

Zhang Zi-Yong (Professor, PhD, Packaging Material)

Lu Guang-Qing (Associate Professor, PhD, Distribution Packaging, Packaging Machinery)

Hu Chang-Ying (Associate Professor, PhD, Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging, Packaging Machinery)

Pang Dong-Mei (Assistant Professor, PhD, Packaging Material, Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging)

Guo Xin-Hun (Assistant Professor, Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging, Active Packaging)

Zhu Yong (Assistant Professor, Packaging Processes, Packaging Machinery)


+86 756 8508307 / 8505200


+86 756 8508307 / 8505200

Founded in 1906, Jinan University (JNU) is one of the oldest universities and the first university that recruits foreign students in China. Under the guidance of the university motto "loyalty, sincerity, integrity and respect", in line with the aim of "modernization, internationalization and comprehensiveness", JNU became one of the '211' key national universities and the university with the largest number of overseas students in China.

Comprising four campuses (two in Guanzhuo, one in Zhuhai and one in Shenzen), JNU counts currently 22,174 full-time students coming from 77 countries and regions, including 16,506 undergraduate students and 6,890 graduate students. Also JNU have 12,108 overseas students, among whom 868 are studying for graduate grogrammes. Different cultures converge and blend in JNU.

The Packaging Engineering Institute (PEI) is an academic unit of JNU, established in March 2005 and located in Zhuhai campus and Zhuhai College. PEI provides packaging education, research and related services, and is also the Key Lab of Packaging Material and Technology designated and supported by the People's Government of Zhuhai, which is one of the first special economic zones in China.

PEI offers BS, MS, PhD degree programmes in Packaging Engineering. Current research areas include food and pharmaceutical packaging, distribution packaging, packaging process and machinery, and packaging printing. At present six MS and ten PhD students of packaging engineering are enrolled in PEI and 30 undergraduate students of packaging engineering and overseas are enrolled every year in China.


World Conference on Packaging 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. Delegates and presenters at IAPRI events are used to finding themselves in impressive settings, and the Zhuhai Conference promises to be no exception, both in terms of the event venue itself and the locations for the social program.

 Meanwhile, huge progress has been made by the International Scientific Committee in refining the final program. Zhi-Wei Wang is professor and assistant president at JNU as well as being Conference chair. He explains: “Of the 207 abstracts approved for the general stream, 122 are accepted as oral presentations and 85 as poster presentations. In the peer review stream, 22 full papers were accepted for review. According to Dave Shires of Packaging Technology and Science, the review process for the peer review stream will be completed by April.”

The seven keynote speakers kicking off proceedings will be just the first of many highpoints over the four days of the event. A floating Official Dinner on the Wednesday will see former IAPRI President Thomas Goedecke being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Presentations from contenders for IAPRI’s Student Exchange Scholarship (generously sponsored by PepsiCo) will be staged on the Thursday.

 Regarding social activities, Zhi-Wei Wang says: “We plan to host the Official Dinner as a banquet in a ship-like restaurant off the coast, with local artistic performances. The view there is very beautiful, both of the sea itself and the newly-built Zhuhai Opera House.” Former IAPRI president Thomas Goedecke, of BAM, Germany, will be present at the onboard banquet to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his huge contribution both professionally and within IAPRI over the years.

In contrast to the Official Dinner, the Social Dinner will take place on the outskirts of Zhuhai, in “a place with a strong flavor of the countryside,” says Zhi-Wei Wang.

Three Working Group (WG) meetings will take place on the afternoon of the final day, after the IAPRI General Meeting, starting with the Packaging and Consumers WG and then with the Distribution Packaging and Sustainable Packaging

For more information and to register for the conference please click here

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IAPRI 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. The applications are in and video presentations will be made at the Confernce in China, then attending members will vote to select the scholarship winner.