Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1987
Agricultural Engineering, Dissertation: Accelerated Settling of Particles in a Herschel Bulkley Fluid Due to Vibration.
M.S. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1983
Packaging, Thesis: Effect of Multiple Drops on Damage Boundary Curves
B.S. Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1982
Mechanical Engineering (Honors)
Academic Honors: * Established University Record in Mathematics, 1978.
* Received University Merit Scholarship and Dean’s List, 1978-1982.
* Graduated with highest honors, Punjab University, 1982.
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD AND HONORS RECEIVED
Board of Directors, International Association of Packaging Research Institutes
Scientific Advisory Committee, World Food Logistics Organization
Board of Directors, ISTA Global Board, International Safe Transit Association
Advisory Board, National Institute of Packaging Handling and Logistics Engineers
Past Chair, ASTM D10-Packaging, Division 1, American Society of Testing and Materials International
* David LeButt Award, ISTA, 2014
* Inductee, Military Packaging Hall of Fame, 2010
* IOPP Fellow, Institute of Packaging Professionals, 2009
* Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional, 2008
* Award of Merit and Fellow, ASTM International, 2007
* Logistics Achievement Award, National Institute of Packaging and Handling Engineers, 2006.
* Outstanding Mentor Award, Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 1997.
* Leadership Fellow, Michigan State University, 1996-1997.
* Recipient of the Bronze Star in the 1990 Ameristar Packaging Competition.
01/2012 – to-date PROFESSOR EMERITUS, CANR, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
2012 – to-date ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
05/2006 – to-date PRESIDENT, Packaging Forensics Assoc. Inc., East Lansing, MI.
07/2000 – 2011 PROFESSOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
06/1990 – 2010 DIRECTOR, Consortium of Distribution Packaging Research, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
07/1993 – 07/2000 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
1988 – to-date PRESIDENT, Packaging Res. Assoc. Inc. & Andeva Pkg. Mgt., East Lansing, MI.
05/1987 – 06/1993 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
05/1985 – 03/1987 INSTRUCTOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
TEACHING: Teaching and course development in undergraduate courses covering packaging dynamics, machinery, robotics, materials and systems. Graduate course teaching and developing in dynamics and packaging systems.
RESEARCH: Proposal and budget preparation for projects related to product protection, cushion design, environmental measurement of dynamic forces and simulation, packaging machinery and systems interaction, high speed motion analysis and robotics. Management of shock and vibration testing laboratory. Planning and management of various jointly industry funded research projects in Distribution Packaging.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: Teaching overseas packaging courses. Provide technical guidance and consultancy in international packaging operations of various companies, universities and institutes.
CONSULTING: Performed over 500 major studies and research projects on packaging, transportation, logistics and material handling for federal agencies and global corporations.
06/1984 – 03/1985 ASSOCIATE ENGINEER, International Business Machines, Rochester, MN.
Responsibilities included feasibility analysis for automated equipment. Involved with AGVS systems leading to just-in-time delivery of parts. Modeling and simulation of packaging lines. Fragility analysis of direct access storage devices and computer packaging design.
01/1984 – 06/1984 TEACHING ASSISTANT, School of Packaging, East Lansing, MI. Duties included
06/1982 – 06/1983 co-teaching courses and laboratory work to packaging students in materials and systems, shock, vibration and compression, and microcomputer applications.
09/1983 – 12/1983 ASSOCIATE IN, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA. Assisted in teaching the use of Finite Element Methods.