Dr Laura Bix
Dr Laura Bix started as an assistant professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University in January 2002, after receiving her PhD in Packaging the previous year. She specialises in healthcare packaging at the School, where she has taught Principles of Packaging, Plastics and Packaging, Packaging Design and Development, Medical Packaging, Packaging Laws and Regulations and Scientific Writing. In 2007, she was the recipient of the CANR New Teacher Excellence in Teaching Award.
Bix has served as the vice-chair of Committee D10.32, the Committee on Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging, since 2004, and as a member of Committee F-02, the flexible barrier material committee, since 2002. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the RCA Include Network, and has recently been designated as the US expert on ISO/TC 122, a guideline aimed at creating inclusionary packaging.