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Changfeng Ge

Professor
Department of Packaging Science
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-5391
Office Location
70-1177

Changfeng Ge

Professor
Department of Packaging Science
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BSME, MSME, Tongji University (China); Ph.D., University of Dortmund (Germany)

585-475-5391

Currently Teaching

PACK-751
3 Credits
The course develops knowledge of packaging design graphics and skills of package structure design. Topics covered are basics of engineering design graphics, technical sketch, project plan, design matrix, computer aided design (CAD), and rapid prototyping. Emphasis is given to use SolidWorks – CAD software to design typical packaging structures. The design project focuses on developing a packaging structure from an idea to an actual prototype.
PACK-151
3 Credits
The course develops knowledge of engineering design graphics and skills of package structure design. Topics covered are basics of engineering design graphics, technical sketch, project plan, design matrix and computer aided design (CAD). Emphasis is given to use SolidWorks - CAD software to design typical packaging structures. The 10-week design project focuses on developing a packaging structure from an idea to a 3D virtual prototype.
PACK-783
3 Credits
The study of instrumentation systems for analysis, evaluation and application of shock and vibration test methods to develop protective package designs and effective product/package interaction. A research paper is required.
PACK-560
3 Credits
The course develops knowledge and techniques in converting and flexible packaging. Topics covered are converting materials, quality control practice in converting, evaluation of packaging film and converting and applications in flexible packaging.
PACK-790
1 - 6 Credits
A thesis is based on experimental evidence obtained by the candidate in an appropriate topic demonstrating the extension of theory into practice. A written proposal which is defended and authorized by the faculty advisor/committee followed by a formal written thesis and oral presentation of findings are required. Typically the candidate will have completed research methods, data analysis and graduate writing strategies prior to enrolling in this course and will start the thesis process as soon as they have completed these courses to allow them to finish the thesis when they have finished their coursework. The candidate must obtain the approval of their graduate adviser who will guide the thesis before registering for this course.
PACK-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
PACK-797
1 - 3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to conduct research, develop a plan and evaluation components and submit the project as a demonstration of final proficiency in the program. The topic selected by the student will be guided by the faculty teaching the class and it will require the student to coalesce and incorporate into the final project a culmination of all their course work in the program to date.
PACK-599
1 - 3 Credits
Independent study, in consultation with the instructor, on any packaging-related topic. Approvals are necessary from the department chair. (Undergraduate Research and Independent Study (PACK-598 and 599) combined total credit allowed is limited to a maximum of 3 credits. Independent Study total credit limit maximum of eight credits.
PACK-660
3 Credits
The course develops knowledge and techniques in converting and flexible packaging. Topics covered are converting materials, quality control practice in converting, evaluation of packaging film and converting and applications in flexible packaging. Students can receive credit for PACK-660 or PACK-560, not both.
PACK-752
3 Credits
The course develops knowledge and skills in applying two computer software packages for packaging design: Artios CAD and Adobe Illustrator. Topics covered are builder and rebuilder, solid modeling and drawing, animation, coloring, and painting. Emphasis is given to create a typical paperboard based carton with a proper structure and color usage.
PACK-798
0 Credits
Continuation of Graduate Project
PACK-795
0 Credits
A written comprehensive exam is one of the non-thesis methodologies for completion of the MS degree. Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the theories and foundation principles. This course will include a review of the main concepts of each of the core subjects and at the conclusion of the course the student will take a written examination and must receive a passing grade of at least 80 percent to be successful. Students will have one additional opportunity to pass this examination if their initial attempt results in a failing grade. (Faculty adviser approval required).

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  • April 23, 2019

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Journal Paper
C, GE. "A Preliminary Study of Cushion Properties of a 3D Printed Thermoplastic Polyurethane Kelvin Foam." Packaging technology and science 31. 5 (2018): 361-368. Print.
C, Ge and Liao P. "Vibration Damage Rate Curves for Quantifying Abrasion of Printed Packaging in Accelerated Random Vibration." Packaging technology and science 31. 2 (2018): 71-81. Print.
C, Sun LN, Lu LX, Wang LQ, GE. "Influence of α-tocopherol/MCM-41 Assembly on Physical and Antioxidant Release Properties of Low-density Polyethylene Antioxidant Active Films." Polymer engineering and science 58. 10 (2018): 1710-1716. Print.
C, GE and Rice B. "Impact Damping Ratio of a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Foam." Polymer testing 72. (2018): 187-195. Print.
L, Yuan, et al. "Modeling the Effects of Pressure, Temperature, Saccharide, Ph, and Protein Content on The HHP Inactivation of Escherichia Coli." Journal of Food Process Engineering 40. 5 (2017): 1-7. Print.
C, Sun LN, Lu LX, Wang LQ, Qiu XL, Ge. "Influence of α-tocopherol/MCM-41 Assembly on Physical and Antioxidant Release Properties of Low-density Polyethylene Antioxidant Active Films." Polymer Engineering and Science. (2017): 1-7. Print.
C, Wang D, Ge. "Opening of Perforated Folding Cartons: From the Field to Testing." Packaging Technology and Science 30. 8 (2017): 411-425. Print.
G, Ge C, Devar. "Formation of Polyvinyl Alcohol Film With Graphene Nanoplatelets and Carbon Black for Electrostatic Discharge Protective Packaging." Journal of Electrostatics 89. (2017): 52-57. Print.
C, GE, et al. "MEMS Based Tracking Devices for Measuring Distribution Hazards on the Product and Package." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 8. (2016): 1-13. Print.
C, Yuan L.,Lu L-X.,Tanl Y-L., Ge. "Weibull kinetic modeling and nutritional effects of high-hydrostatic-pressure sterilization of soft-packing boiled bamboo shoots." Food science and biotechnology 25. (2016): 469-475. Print.
L-X, Ge C, Fortuna C, Lei K,Lu. "Neat EVOH and EVOH/LDPE blend centered three-layer co-extruded blown film without tie layers." Food Packaging and Shelf life. (2016): 33-40. Print.
GE, C and Popham J. "A Review and Evaluation of Prediction Models of Gas Permeation for a Blended Flexible Packaging Film." Packaging Technology & Science. (2016): 247—262. Print.
GE, C, K Lei, and R Aldi. "Barrier, mechanical, and thermal properties of the three-layered co-extruded blown polyethylene/ethylene—vinyl alcohol/low density polyethylene film without tie layers." Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. (2016): 1-9. Print.
Bayus, J, C GE, and B Thorn. "A Preliminary Environmental Assessment of Foil and Metallized Film Centered Laminates." Resources, Conservation and Recycling. (2016): 31-41. Print.
Ge, C and H Huang. "., Corner Foam Versus Flat Foam: An Experimental Comparison on Cushion Performance." Packaging Technology & Science 28. 3 (2015): 217-225. Print.
TT, Han, LU LX, and GE C. "Development and Properties of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer (EVA) Blend Antioxidant Active Packaging Films Containing Quercetin." Packaging Technology & Science 28. 5 (2015): 415-423. Print.
SUN, H, et al. "Effect of Packaging Films on the Quality of Canola Oil under Photooxidation Conditions." Mathematical Problems in Engineering. (2015): 1-8. Print.
GE, C, B Lansing, and R Aldi. "Starch Foams Containing Biomass From the Second Generation Cellulosic Ethanol Production." Journal of Applied Polymer Science 132. 18 (2015): 41940-41946. Print.
GE, C and K Cosgrove. "Preparation of PVOH Coatings with Graphene Nanoplatelets for Electrostatic Discharge Protective Packaging." Journal of Electrostatics 77. (2015): 157-162. Print.
Ge, Changfeng and Robert Aldi. "Effects of Aragonite Calcium Carbonate on Barrier and Mechanical Properties of a Three-Layer Co-extruded Blown Low-Density Polyethylene Film." Journal of plastic film and sheet 30. 1 (2014): 77-90. Print.
Ge, Changfeng, Yujie Cheng, and Bo Li. "Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study of the Heat Transition in a Foam Container." Journal of Cellular Plastics 50. 1 (2014): 15-36. Print.
Cai, Ruoying, Mokwena Kereilemang Nthoiwa, and Changfeng Ge. "Effect of Microwave Heating on The Migration of." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 6. 1 (2014): 11-22. Web.
Cheng, Yujie, et al. "Evaluation of Natural Plant Powders with Potential Use in Antimicrobial Packaging Applications." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 6. 2 (2014): 29-39. Web.
Ge, Changfeng. "A Comparative Study Between Felted and Triaxial Compressed Polymer Foams on Cushion Performance." Journal of Cellular Plastics 49. 6 (2013): 521-533. Print.
Ge, Changfeng, Yujie Cheng, and Yan Shen. "Application of the Finite Elemental Analysis to Modeling Temperature Change of the Vaccine in an Insulated Packaging Container during Transport." PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology 67. 5 (2013): 544-552. Print.
Ge, Changfeng. "Application of Experimental Modal Analysis to Determine Damping Properties for Stacked Corrugated Boxes." Mathematical Problems in Engineering. (2013): 1-8. Web.
Ge, Changfeng. "Application Of Wikis With Scaffolding Structure In Laboratory Reporting." American Journal of Engineering Education 3. 2 (2012): 89-104. Web.
Gao, Lu, Changfeng Ge, and Jennifer Schneider. "Microwave Susceptor Food Packaging." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 6. 3 (2012): 149-163. Print.
Ge, Changfeng and Daniel Goodwin. "Determine Natural Frequencies of Stacked Corrugated Boxes Using a Roving Hammer." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 5. 2 (2011): 145-156. Print.
Cheng, Yujie, et al. "Evaluation Study of Vanillin, Curcumin and Turmeric with Potential Use in Antimicrobial Packaging Applications." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 5. 4 (2011): 215-226. Print.
Ge, Changfeng, et al. "Application of RFID Technologies to Evaluate the Packaging Insulation Performance in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 5. 4 (2011): 247-253. Print.
Full Patent
Ge, C,, et al. "Formation and Properties of Fibrous-based Material." U.S. Patent 62.554,215. 5 Sep. 2018.
Published Conference Proceedings
C, Ge. "Damages of Column Stacked Printed Packages Between a Single Axis Truck Profile and Field Vehicle Vibration." Proceedings of the ISTA Packaging forum. Ed. AJ. Orlando, FL: ISTA, 2017. Web.
C., Ge, et al. "An Introduction to Next-generation Loggers for Measuring Distribution Hazards on the Product and Package." Proceedings of the 19th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Ed. Vincent Rouillard. Mebourne, Australia: n.p., 2014. Print.
Ge, Changfeng, Thomas Kausch, and Daniel Goodwin. "Effect of the Package Height and Testing Speed on the Compression Test of A Corrugated Box." Proceedings of the 26th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging 2013. Ed. Mika Vaha-Nissi. Helsinki, Helsinki: IAPRI, 2013. Print.
Ge, Changfeng. "Development and Evaluation of the Phase-Change-Material-Filled Corrugated Board." Proceedings of the ISTA Transport Packaging Forum. Ed. Ed Church. Orlando, FL: ISTA, 2011. Web.
Ge, Changfeng, Marc Angortti, and Katie Banner. "Integrating Computer-Aided-Design and Evaluation Tools into the Design of Packaging Containers. Part 1-Graphics and Structure." Proceedings of the 18th IAPRI World Packaging Conference. Ed. Jay Singh. Lancaster, PA: DEStech Publications, 2011. Print.
Goodwin, Daniel, Changfeng Ge, and Chongyue Li. "Application of Constructed Probability Spectra to Vibration Tests for Product Damage." Proceedings of the 25th IAPRI Symposium. Ed. unknown. Berlin, Germany: n.p., 2011. Web.
Johnson, Daniel, Rebecca Dobbs, and Changfeng Ge. "Anti-Counterfeiting Technology in Product Design and Manufacturing: An Opportunity for Engineering Technology Programs." Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference. Ed. unknown. Vancouver, BC: n.p., 2011. Web.
Provisional Patent
C, Ge C,Olles M, Kosgrove K, Diaz. "Formation and Properties of Agriculture Waste Based Open Cell Foam." U.S. Provisional Patent Application 330P238. 5 Sep. 2017.
GE, C, B Lansing, and R Aldi. "Formation and Properties of Starch/Lignin Foam." U.S. Provisional Patent Application . 62/293,464. 2016.
Full Length Book
GE, C and R. A Hurley. Package Development with SolidWorks 2015. 2015 ed. Mission, KS: SDC publications, 2015. Print.
Ge, Changfeng and Andrew Hurley. Package Development with SolidWorks 2014. 2014 ed. Mission, KS 66222: SDC Publications, 2014. Print.
Ge, Changfeng and Andrew Hurley. Package Development with SolidWorks. 2013 ed. Mission, KS: SDC, 2013. Print.
Ge, Changfeng. Package Structural & Mechanism Design with Solidworks 2012. 2012 ed. Mission, KS: SDC Publications, 2012. Print.
Ge, Changfeng. Package Structural & Mechanism Design with SolidWorks. US: SDC Publication, 2011. Print.
Journal Editor
GE, C and B Welt, ed. Journal of Applied Packaging Research. Rochester: RIT, 2015. Web.
Book Chapter
Miri, M. J., et al. "Copolyester Synthesis Using Glycerol from Biodiesel Production." Renewable and Sustainable Polymers. Ed. G. F. Payne and P.B. Smith. UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 11-35. Print.
Editor (book or journal)
Changfeng Ge. Journal of Applied Packaging Research. DEStech Publications, Inc., 2010. Print.
Published Article
Ge, Changfeng, and Daniel Goodwin. “Compression Strength Formulas for Bliss Cases and Wrap-aroundBoxes.” Journal of Applied Packaging Research, 4.3 (2010): 155-167. Print. «
Ge, Changfeng. “Adding Barrier-shrink-film to a PET bottle to improve barrier properties.” Journal of Applied Packaging Research, 4.2 (2010). Print. «
Ge, Changfeng, and Daniel Goodwin. “Application ofExperimental Modal Analysis to determinenatural frequencies of stacked corrugated boxes.” 17th IAPRI World Conference onPackaging, 12-15 Oct. 2010. n.p. Print. *
Published Book
Ge, Changfeng.Package Structure and Mechanism Design with SolidWorks 2010. Mission, KS: SDCPublications, 2010. Print.