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Kyle Dunno

Assistant Professor

Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science
College of Engineering Technology

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Kyle Dunno

Assistant Professor

Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science
College of Engineering Technology


BS, MS, Ph.D., Clemson University


Dr. Dunno joined the RIT Packaging Science Department in the Fall of 2018. Prior to joining RIT, he worked as the Technical Director for Atlantic Packaging overseeing their testing and evaluation program for unit load stability. He was also employed as a Senior Applications Expert with Sealed Air Corporation working in both the Product and Food Care R&D Divisions. He has over a decade of industry experience in package and unit load testing fields, with extensive academic research and industry projects focused on the characterization of the transport environment.


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Journal Paper
Dunno, Kyle, et al. "Measurement and analysis of low‐acceleration and long‐duration longitudinal events using delivery van." Packaging Technology and Science 36. 1 (2023): 45-53. Web.
Bangar, Sneh, et al. "Fabrication and characterization of active nanocomposite films loaded with cellulose nanocrystals stabilized Pickering emulsion of clove bud oil." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 224. (2023): 1576-1587. Web.
Dunno, Kyle and Changfeng Ge. "Field assessment of horizontal accelerations using air ride suspension trailers." Packaging Technology and Science 35. 5 (2022): 435-443. Web.
Dunno, Kyle and Purushottam Chavan. "Measurement and Analysis of Crowdsourced Vehicle Vibration Levels during Last Mile Delivery Segments for Parcel Shipments." Vibration 5. 4 (2022): 792-802. Web.
Bangar, Sneh, et al. "Pearl millet starch-based nanocomposite films reinforced with Kudzu cellulose nanocrystals and essential oil: Effect on functionality and biodegradability." Food Research International 157. (2022): 1-10. Web.
Bangar, Sneh, et al. "Starch-based bio-nanocomposites films reinforced with cellulosic nanocrystals extracted from Kudzu (Pueraria montana) vine." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 203. (2022): 350-360. Web.
Bangar, Sneh, et al. "Development of starch-based films reinforced with cellulosic nanocrystals and essential oil to extend the shelf life of red grapes." Food Bioscience 47. (2022): 1-10. Web.
Dunno, Kyle, et al. "Vibration Test Spectrum Simulating the In-Flight Jet Aircraft Transport Environment of Parcel and Unit Load Shipments." ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation 51. 5 (2023): 1-12. Web.
Dunno, Kyle and Changfeng Ge. "Characterization of low‐acceleration, long‐duration horizontal events using a spring suspension straight delivery box truck." Packaging Technology and Science. (2021): 1-10. Web.
Dunno, Kyle, Isabel Stoeckley, and Matthew Hofmeister. "Susceptibility of Impact Damage to Whole Apples Packaged Inside Molded Fiber and Expanded Polystyrene Trays." Foods 10. 9 (2021): 1-12. Web.
Ge, Changfeng, et al. "Development of a Drone’s Vibration, Shock, and Atmospheric Profiles." Applied Sciences 11. 11 (2021): 1-16. Web.
Dunno, Kyle and Maria Symanski. "Evaluation of stretch film behavior during long-term storage under different atmospheric conditions." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 13. 1 (2021): 1-11. Web.
Dunno, Kyle, et al. "Influence of pallet pattern on top-to-bottom compression performance of unitized loads." TAPPI Journal 20. 11 (2021): 673-679. Web.
Dunno, Kyle, Mitchell Dickerson, and Matthew Michael. "Effect of Stretch Wrap Parameters on the Transmissibility of Unitized Loads Excited by Random Vibration." Journal of Packaging Technology and Research 4. 3 (2020): 219-225. Print.
Dunno, Kyle, Hansol Doh, and William Scott Whiteside. "Cellulose nanocrystal effects on the biodegradability with alginate and crude seaweed extract nanocomposite films." Food Bioscience 38. (2020): 1-12. Web.
Dunno, Kyle, Hansol Doh, and William Scott Whiteside. "Preparation of Novel Seaweed Nanocomposite Film from Brown Seaweeds Laminaria Japonica and Sargassum Natans." Food Hydrocolloids 105. (2020): 1-11. Web.
Dunno, Kyle D., Amy Helenek, and Theresa Klingshirn. "Effect of Packaged Product Size, Weight and Shipping Location on Mean Drop Heights in the Small Parcel Shipping Environment." International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology 7. 1 (2019): 292-299. Web.
Dunno, Kyle D., Jake Wyns, and John Cook. "Post-wrapping Behavior of High-performance Stretch Film." Journal of Applied Packaging Research. (2018): 1-11. Web.
Dunno, Kyle D. and Gregory S. Batt. "Experimental Comparison of Vehicle Vibration Simulation Techniques." Journal of Testing and Evaluation 44. 6 (2016): 2092-2099. Web.
Dunno, Kyle D., et al. "Effects of Transportation Hazards on Barrier Properties of Gas Flushed Retort Pouches: Transport Hazards on Retort Pouches." Packaging Technology and Science 29. (2016): 431-436. Web.
Dunno, Kyle D., et al. "The effects of transportation hazards on shelf life of packaged potato chips." Food Packaging and Shelf Life 8. (2016): 9-13. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Dunno, Kyle and Maria Symanski. "The Effect of Storage Conditions on Stretch Film Containment Force." Proceedings of the 22nd IAPRI World Packaging Conference. Ed. Dr. Carlos García González, et al. San Pedro Garza García, N.L. México, IAPRI Mexico: n.p., Print.
Dunno, Kyle D., Changfeng Ge, and David Shires. "Accumulated Fatigue Spectra for Random Vibration Testing." Proceedings of the 29th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging. Ed. Roland ten Klooster. Enschede, Netherlands: n.p., Print.
Dunno, Kyle D. and Changfeng Ge. "Characterization of Horizontal Acceleration Events Occurring During Transport." Proceedings of the 29th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging. Ed. Roland Ten Klooster. Enschede, Netherlands: n.p., Print.
Journal Editor
Malasri, Siripong and Kyle D. Dunno, ed. International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. Delhi: n.p., 2019. Web.

Currently Teaching

1 Credits
An in-depth overview of packaging. The course will include historical perspectives of packaging. Students will explore the functions of packaging and the materials, processes, and technology employed to protect goods during handling, shipment, and storage. A brief review of container types, package design and development, and research and testing are presented, along with information about economic importance, social implications, and packaging as a profession. Students will research historical, current, and future packages to gain better insight into the world of packaging.
3 Credits
The course defines the factors involved in assessing the potential damage to packaged items resulting from impact and vibration forces in the handling, transport and storage environments. Students will be instructed in the use of basic shock and vibration test equipment, apply standard test protocols and develop specific testing protocols from measured field data. Based on data generated from testing activities, students will develop cushion designs to protect sensitive product components.
3 Credits
Study of food products, common methods of processing and preservation, impact on quality and nutritional value of the product, and the relationships with common packaging methods and distribution practices. Students required to deliver a project to support the objectives of this course.
0 Credits
Off-campus work in an approved salaried position with cooperating company. Department permission is required. (Third year status)
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.
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.
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.
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
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).
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.
0 Credits
Continuation of Graduate Project

In the News

  • September 25, 2023

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    Students to present food packaging research at NYSP2I symposium

    On Sept. 29, fourth-year packaging science major Kassidy Burrows, along with fellow packaging science majors Baylee West and Daniel Pinigin, will travel to Binghamton University to present their research at the “Keep it Fresh!” Student Packaging Research Symposium.

  • April 23, 2019

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    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.