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University of Wisconsin-Stout


231 Jarvis Technology Wing at University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie Wisconsin 54751


Robert Meisner (Programe Director, Associate Professor)

Other staff

Joongmin Shin (Associate Professor)

John Scheffler (Associate professor)

Min Degruson (Assistant Professor)





The bachelor of packaging science degree in University of Wisconsin Stout is the second oldest packaging education major in the US. The number of packaging majors at our UW-Stout is currently 225, and has also proved to be recession-proof with a long and continuing track record of nearly 100 percent job placement of its graduates. The program combines general education with technical and professional studies. We provide students with an opportunity to apply theory to real problems. Through laboratory and co-op work experiences, you will apply the principles of science, mathematics and communications skills. Finally, we try to provide the results of the research and educational effort conducted in the program to industry and other communities. Our specialized staffs have developed a curriculum to prepare graduates to work with both traditional and emerging materials, manufacturing processes and technologies. Our resources include a cooperative education program and the Stout Technology Transfer Institute, a nationally recognized center that assists industry in solving problems. As you progress toward graduation, both will provide opportunities to learn through on-the-job experiences while still enrolled at the university. Our current research projects are --Developing antimicrobial plastics using surface modification technique --Developing biopolymer using corn husk --Active agent release technique using cyclodextrin --Biobaded oxygen scavenger for medical packaging application.


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 Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

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'