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Daniel Johnson (faculty)

Department Chair
Department of Packaging Science
College of Engineering Technology

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Department of Packaging Science GOL-1105

Daniel Johnson (faculty)

Department Chair
Department of Packaging Science
College of Engineering Technology


BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology


Areas of Expertise
Production Operations
Process/Supply Chain Strategy
Integrated Process/Product/Technology Development
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Facilities Planning
Lean Manufacturing
Statistical Quality Control
Six Sigma
Anti-Counterfeiting Techniques in Manufacturing

Currently Teaching

0 Credits
Work experience in packaging science position appropriate to selected major in graduate program. Position to be obtained through interviewing process with the assistance of Cooperative Education and Career Services Office. Department permission is required.
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Off-campus work in an approved salaried position with cooperating company. Department permission is required. (Third year status)
3 Credits
Market structures are analyzed in order to develop an understanding of how packaging relates to the general economy. Students will learn how market traded derivatives are utilized to protect against price volatility of packaging raw materials, utilization of Purchase Price Cost Analysis to predict packaging pricing and price movements. Packaging contract analysis and packaging pricing formula based pricing will be studied. Students are instructed in the use of basic pricing reference materials for research purposes.
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.
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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).

Latest News

  • April 23, 2019

    Students and professor stand around pallet with boxes.

    Packaging solutions improve product shelf life and sustainability

    Images of plastic bags and bottles clogging beaches and oceans have some calling for a ban on all such products. But packaging experts say it’s not that easy to eliminate a highly effective material. Instead, researchers at RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly.

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Published Article
Johnson, Daniel and Brian Thorn. “Balancing the Demand for Teaching and Sponsored Research Activity.”ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Web. *
Gupta, Surendra, Daniel Johnson, John Morelli, Michael Eastman, Vincent Amuso, and James Moon. “Academic Performance and CooperativeEmployment of Transfer Scholars inEngineering & Engineering Technology Programs.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Web. ≠*