The internationally recognized UIUC Packaging Program was founded in 1992 to bring University of Illinois students in engineering and the sciences into the field of packaging. Our students come from Agricultural, Chemical, Industrial, Materials and Mechanical Engineering, as well as Food Science and Chemistry.
Our unique approach provides students in all levels of degree programs with the knowledge and scope necessary to integrate advanced theoretical concepts and applied skills taken from their fields into packaging and its related disciplines. As a result, our students go on to become leaders in packaging-related industries ranging from materials manufacturing to recycling.
Additionally, research conducted in conjunction with the University of Illinois’ massive research facilities and laboratories continues to expand and implement advanced technical concepts for use by the packaging industry.