Ph.D., Michigan State University ; M.S., B.S., Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Research interests include: Packaging technologies based on plastic materials. Bio-based plastics and composites. Nano-technologies applied to packaging systems. Microcellular plastics. Design of Experiments (DOE).
Carlos A. Diaz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He joined RIT in July, 2012 and previously was a research associate in the School of Packaging Science at Michigan State University. His research interests include packaging technologies based on plastic materials, bio-based plastics and composites, nano-technologies applied to packaging systems, microcellular plastics and design of Experiments (DOE). Diaz is an active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE); the Institute of Packaging Professionals (I0PP); and MSU Packaging Alumni Association. He was the guest speaker at the Spring 2011 Packaging Seminar Series, School of Packaging, Michigan State University. “Microcellular PLA/Cellulosic Fiber Composites Foamed with Supercritical CO2 Through a Continuous Extrusion Process.” He won Best Student Paper Award-SPE-ANTEC 2009, Vinyl Division C.A. Diaz and L.M. Matuana, and was awarded the best master thesis in the mechanical engineering department awarded by the alumni association of mechanical engineers, CIMANDES, May 2006, Bogotá, Colombia.