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Koushik Saha

Koushik Saha

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Industrial Technology & Packaging

Associate Professor of Industrial Technology and Packaging

Koushik Saha

Education:

  • Ph.D. Packaging Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2010
  • M.S.  Packaging Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2005
  • M.S.  Food Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2001
  • B.S.   Agriculture science, G.B.Pant University, Pantnagar, India, 1998

Teaching specializations:

  • Plastics Packaging
  • Paper and Paperboard Packaging
  • Packaging Machinery and Processes
  • Packaging Dynamics
  • Issues of Packaging
  • Packaging Development

Research interests:

  • Food Packaging
  • Medical Packaging
  • Package Material Analysis and Damage Reduction
  • Product-Package Compatibility
  • Package Design
  • Development of New Test Methods and Packaging Technologies
  • Distribution Environment Measurement and Simulation
  • Dynamic Cushion Characteristics
  • Dynamic Testing to Predict Performance
  • Fragility Testing

Professional Development:

  • 20 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals
  • 4 conference proceedings,
  • Reviewer for Journal of Packaging Technology and Science

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI),  Member
  • International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), Member
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals, Member
  • Institute of Food Technologist, Member
  • Western India Corrugated Box Manufacturer Association, Research Advisory Board Member

Honors

  • Endowed Doctoral Fellowship Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2010
  • Endowed Doctoral Fellowship Award, Michigan State University, Fall, 2005
  • Endowed Masters Fellowship Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2004

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