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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.
- Established University Record in Mathematics, 1978.
- Received University Merit Scholarship, 1978-1982.
- Dean's List, 1978-1982.
- Graduated with highest honors, Punjab University, 1982.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
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
- 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.
||PROFESSOR, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
||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.
COMPANIES CONSULTED INCLUDE:
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
||General Electric Company
||Pepsi Bottling Group
||Pine Bluff Arsenal
||Hawthorne Ammunition Depot
|Becton Dickinson Company
||Sealed Air Corporation
|Benckiser Consumer Products
||James River Corporation
||Simmons Mattress Company
||K Mart Company
||Stone Container Corporation
||Strohs Brewing Company
|Coca Cola Company
||Laserfile Compact Disc
||Uncle Ben's Inc.
|Colombo Frozen Yogurt
||Libbey Owen Ford Glass
||United Parcel Service
|Con Agra Foods
||Mars Inc. (Uncle Bens, Kal Kan)
||United States Dept. of Agriculture
||United States Navy & Marine Corps
|Coors Brewing Company
||United States Postal Service
|Dow Chemical Company
||Michigan Dept. of Lottery
||World Bank (United Nations)
||Michigan National Bank
|Eastman Kodak Company
||Miller Brewing Company
||North American Van Lines
||Yellow Freight System
|Ford Motor Company
||Zenith Data Systems
|Frito Lay, Inc.
|General Electric Co.
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.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD:
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.
Produce Marketing Association Chair - Packaging Standardization Task Group