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Dr. S. Paul Singh to become Professor Emeritus

Dr. Sher Paul Singh, Professor at the School of Packaging, Michigan State University with over 26 years of faculty service, will be retiring from Michigan State University on January 1, 2012 and his title will become Professor Emeritus, CANR, Michigan State University. For the rest of the 2011 year he will continue to serve as Professor, CANR, Michigan State University.

As a faculty member for the past 26 years, his responsibilities included research and teaching in the areas of packaging, transportation and logistics, innovative packaging materials and processes, machinery, robotics and sustainability. During his time at Michigan State University, he obtained significant experience in the field of packaging, transportation and packaging machinery, observed or analyzed numerous packaging systems, authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, and participated as a contributing author in six books in the areas of packaging, material handling, and forensics.

He has served as a technical and legal expert to various Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and international organizations like the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, USPS, United Nations, World Bank, European Union and International Standards Organization addressing problems related to Packaging and Transportation.  He is past Chair of Division 1, D-10 Packaging Committee at American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and inducted as a Fellow.

He serves on the Board of International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), and National Institute of Packaging and Handling Engineers (NIPHLE). He is a Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) from and Fellow of ASTM and Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). He was inducted into the Military Packaging Hall of Fame in 2010 previously awarded the Logistics Achievement Award by NIPHLE. Dr. Singh received the Award of Merit by ASTM for lifetime contributions in developing new packages, test standards and educational materials. He has over 300 publications, conference papers, technical reports and book chapters. He was an invited keynote speaker on Sustainability in Packaging in six international conferences in four continents.

Dr. Singh provides consultation on a contract basis to assist projects related to packaging. He was selected by NASA to review the BioPlex project (Manned Mission to Mars) for advanced life support systems. A more detailed list is available on www.spsingh.com and www.packlawusa.com His legal and technical consulting services have been recognized by Round Table Group (www.roundtablegroup.com), Thomas Reuters (www.reuters.com), and Lawinfo (www.lawinfo.com) in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim nations. In 2011, he was elected to the Scientific Advisory Board of the World Food Logistics Organization. Dr. Singh’s plans to continue his volunteer activities and will expand his consulting activities through his Packaging Forensics Associates Inc. and Packaging Research Associates Inc. companies.