Packaging Faculty & Staff

Fritz Yambrach, Ph.D.

Director of Packaging

Office: IS 207
Phone: (408) 924-7193

Biography: Fritz Yambrach, Ph.D. is the Director of Packaging in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Yambrach completed his PhD at University of Buffalo SUNY, an MBA at Utah State University and a BS in Packaging Engineering at Michigan State University and another BS in Marketing at Utah State University. Before coming to SJSU he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York in the Department of Packaging Science as a Tenured Full Professor. In addition, Dr. Yambrach served as Director of the Integrated Plastics Center at RIT (2004-2005) promoting undergraduate research. Dr. Yambrach's area of focus relates to pharmaceutical and medical product package design. He has served as a consultant to 20 major companies including Johnson and Johnson, Amgen, Bausch and Lomb, as well as Campbell's and Kraft Foods.

Xiaojing  (Kate) Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Liu

Dr. Liu does research in Package design with sustainability as a key driver to design. She has extensive background in packaging machinery design and material science.


Edmund Tang

Packaging Professor

Office: IS 207

Biography: Edmund Tang is an associate professor of packaging in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at SJSU. He received his M.S. In Packaging at SJSU.Edmund also works full time at Westpak Inc., an industry leading product and packaging testing facility. He regularly presents research at the ISTA meetings on Distribution and Transportation stress analysis.