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Department of Food Science and Technology


Dr. Bruce Harte to give Harris Award Lecture

March 28, 2014

The 2013 Harris Award recipient Dr. Bruce Harte will be on campus Friday, April 11, 2014 to deliver the Harris Award lecture. The seminar will take place from 2-3 pm in room 118 of the Parker Food Science and Technology building. The title of the seminar is “The Use of Active Packaging to Enhance Product Shelf Life.”

Dr. Bruce R. Harte is emeritus Professor at the School of Packaging, Michigan State University, and an emeritus adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.  He is also a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor, and is currently working part time for the University on a special project.  He was a member of the packaging faculty January1979 to December 31, 2012 and was Director of the School 1993 – April 1, 2004.    During this time the School expanded its overseas study course offerings, started the first Packaging Ph.D. program in the world, initiated an on-line MS in Packaging and broadly increased its research capabilities and outreach activities.  Dr. Harte was also associate Director of the School’s Center for Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging Research from its inception in 1987 to 2007.  Dr. Harte has been very involved internationally and was an executive board member of the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes from 1993 – 2003.  Dr. Harte has had substantial interaction with the packaging and manufacturing industries, both in the U.S. and internationally.  Dr. Harte’s research has been principally in the area of food packaging, with emphasis on extension of food product quality, and material science applications to food products.    Dr. Harte is a co-inventor on five patents and is a member of the Packaging Hall of Fame.

A reception to honor Dr. Harte will immediately follow the seminar in the lobby of the Parker building. All are welcome to attend.