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  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
    Agricultural Engineering, Dissertation: Accelerated Settling of Particles in a Herschel Bulkley
    Fluid Due to Vibration, 1987.
  • M.S. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Packaging, Thesis: Effect of Multiple Drops on Damage Boundary Curves, 1983.
  • B.S. Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Mechanical Engineering, 1982.

Academic Honors:

  • Established University Record in Mathematics, 1978.
  • Received University Merit Scholarship, 1978-1982.
  • Dean's List, 1978-1982.
  • Graduated with highest honors, Punjab University, 1982.


Board of Directors, International Association of Packaging Research Institutes
Board of Directors, International Safe Transit Association
Chair, ASTM D10-Packaging, Division 1, American Society of Testing and Materials International

Professional Honors:

  • Logistics Achievement Award – National Institute of Packaging Handling and Logistics Engineers,
  • 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.


07/2000 – 08/2011 PROFESSOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
06/1990 – 06/2010 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.
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.

Past Responsibilities at MSU:

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: Developing teaching and research programs in packaging and transportation in Asia, Europe, Central and South America pacific Rim and Australia. Provide technical guidance and consultancy in international packaging operations of various companies and institutes.

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
06/1982 - 06/1983
TEACHING ASSISTANT, School of Packaging, East Lansing, MI. Duties included 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.


Dr. Singh has served as a consultant to over hundred domestic and international companies. Projects include developing packaging line systems, package design for product protection, evaluate package specifications, automation for packaging, expert witness, packaging forensics, and education.

Consulting services provided to automotive, consumer products, cosmetics, electronic, food, furniture and appliances, logistics and transportation , medical and pharmaceutical, packaging materials and systems, robotics and automation, and retail industries. Dr. Singh is President of Packaging Research Associates, Inc. See details at www.andevapkg.com

Abbott Laboratories General Electric Company Owens Illinois
ABF Freightways General Foods Pepsi Bottling Group
Abitibi Price General Mills Phillips Electronics
AC Delco General Motors Picatinny Arsenal
American Honda Georgia Pacific Pillsbury Co.
Amoco Corporation Gerber Foods Pine Bluff Arsenal
Amway Corporation Haworth Pioneer Hi-Bred
Anheuser Busch Hawthorne Ammunition Depot PPG Industries
Appleton Papers Herman Miller Purepak
Arco Chemical Honeywell Company Purepak-Elopak
Avon Company Iams Company QVC Inc
Ball Corporation IBM Corporation Revlon
Beatrice/Hunt-Wesson I dexx Pharmaceutical Sasib Packaging
Becton Dickinson Company International Honeycomb Sealed Air Corporation
Benckiser Consumer Products James River Corporation Siemens
Buckhorn Johnson Controls Simmons Mattress Company
CHEP-USA K Mart Company Sunoco
Chevron Kellogg's Company Stone Container Corporation
Chiquita Brands Komatsu Corporation Strohs Brewing Company
Clorox Company Kraft, Inc. Trienda Corporation
Coca Cola Company Lansmont Corp. Tuscarora Plastics
Colgate Palmolive Laserfile Compact Disc Uncle Ben's Inc.
Colombo Frozen Yogurt Libbey Glass Unisys
Columbia House Libbey Owen Ford Glass United Parcel Service
Con Agra Foods Mars Inc. (Uncle Bens, Kal Kan) United States Dept. of Agriculture
Consolidated Freightways Maytag/Jenn-Air United States Navy & Marine Corps
Coors Brewing Company Mead Corporation United States Postal Service
CSX Transportation Menasha Corporation US Steel
Deneb Robotics Menasha Paper US Surgical
Dey Pharmaceutical Merck Pharmaceutical Weyerhaeuser Company
Dow Chemical Company Merillat Cabinets Wood Mode
Driscoll Strawberries Michigan Dept. of Lottery World Bank (United Nations)
Dupont Michigan National Bank Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
Eastman Kodak Company Miller Brewing Company Xerox
Ethan Allen Mitsubishi Yazaki Corporation
Faygo North American Van Lines Yellow Freight System
Ford Motor Company Orbis Menasha Zenith Data Systems
Frito Lay, Inc. Ortho Pharmaceutical Zenith Electronics
General Electric Co. Owens Corning


In addition served as a consultant to various law firms, corporations, and the U.S. Department of Justice, providing expert opinion and testimony in the areas of packaging machinery, damage and injury during transportation, design and evaluation of packages. Provided expert opinion in three hundred litigation matters. Testified in federal, district and international courts.


ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers)
Chairman, Packaging Committee FPE 711, 1987-1990.

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Chairman, Protective Packaging Committee, 1991-1995.

European Committee for Standardization, CEN TC 331/WG4, Technical Expert, 1997-2000.

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
Chair Division 1, D-10 Packaging Committee
Member (D-10). Vice Chairman (D10.15) Fragility Assessment Committee. Chairman, Task Group on Reusable Pallets and Packaging.

IAPRI Board – International Association of Packaging Research Institutes

IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals), Member.

ISTA Board – International Safe Transit Association

NIPHLE Member – National Institute of Packaging Handling and Logistics Engineers

National Forensic Center, Member.

Pi Kappa Gamma (Honorary Packaging Fraternity), Advisor.

Packaging Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors.

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