Joongmin Shin

Dr. Joongmin Shin is an associate professor in the Industrial Technology and Packaging at Orfalea College of Business. Before joining in Cal Poly, he served at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was an associate professor. His research has been focused on the antimicrobial releasing system, modified atmosphere, surface modification and grafting technology, and impregnate active compound using electrospinning to extend product shelf life and enhancing safety. He was also a pilot plant manager in AgCenter at Louisiana State University. His works were related to “industrial problem solving” and “new system developments” in the area of cryogenic freezing in a combination of edible coating and modified atmosphere packaging system. He also has four years of industrial experience in pharmaceutical and food packaging company (E.Saeng, South Korea). His works were development and evaluation of inorganic-based oxygen scavenger system for food packaging application.

Dr. Shin has taught a various graduate and undergraduate packaging courses (such as Food Packaging, Packaging Polymers, Packaging Dynamics, Consumer Packaging, Medical Packaging, etc.) for last eight years. In Cal Poly, he teaches courses on Packaging Sustainability and Packaging Polymers and Processing.


  • D. 2007    Packaging science, Michigan State University
  • S. 2003    Packaging science, Michigan State University
  • S. 1993    Food science, Woosuk University, South Korea

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor (Sep 2017- Current), Industrial Technology and Packaging, Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly State University
  • Associate Professor (Aug 2015- Aug 2017), Engineering and Technology, College of Engineering, Technology & Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Assistant Professor (Aug 2010- Jun 2015), Engineering and Technology, College of Engineering, Technology & Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Pilot plant manager (Sep 2008- Aug 2010), Food Science, Louisiana State University
  • Post-doctor research associate (July 2007- Aug 2008), School of Packaging, Michigan State University
  • Associate Researcher (May. 2003-Jan. 2008), E.Saeng, Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
  • Research Assistant (Aug. 2004 – Dec. 2006), School of Packaging, Michigan State University

Publication (last 3 years)

  • Gaikwad, K.K, Singh, S., Shin, J.M., Lee, Y.S., 2019, Novel polyisoprene based UV-activated oxygen scavenging films and their applications in packaging of beef jerky, Journal of Food Engineering, 2019, In submission
  • Kathuria, A., Buntinx, M., Shin, J.M., Harding, T., 2019, Inclusion of ethanol in a nano-porous, bio-based metal organic framework, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Marcrocyclic Chemistry,
  • Shin, J.M., Kathuria, A., Lee, Y.S., 2019, Effect of hydrophilic and hydrophobic cyclodextrins on the release of encapsulated allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and their potential application for plastic film extrusion, Journal of Applied Polymer, 136, 48137.
  • Shin, J.M., Solval, K.M., Xiang, B., 2019, Combined effects of calcium ascorbate treatment and modified atmosphere packaging to improve quality retention of fresh-cut cantaloupes, Journal of Applied Packaging Science, 11, 70-87.
  • Shin, J.M., Lee, E.J., Ahn, Dong, 2018, Electrospinning of Tri-acetyl Cyclodextrin (TACD) Functionalized Low-Density Polyethylene Nanofibers to Minimize Off-Odor Volatile Compounds from irradiated meat, Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 18, 107-114.
  • Shin, J.M., Xiaojing L., Chikthimmah, N., Lee, Y.S., 2016, Polymer Surface Modification Using UV treatment for Attachment of Natamycin and the Potential Applications for Conventional Food Cling Wrap (LDPE), Applied Surface Science, 386, 276-284.

Grant (in last 3 years)

  • Novel polyisoprene based UV-activated oxygen scavenging films and their applications in packaging of beef jerky, Joongmin Shin (PI), Orfalea Mini Summer Grant, 2019, $3,500
  • Immobilization of bioactive agents on packaging film for enhancing microbial safety and extending the shelf life of fresh cheese, Joongmin Shin (P.I), Marie Yeung (Co-PI), Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) grant, 2019-2020, $23,442.
  • Develop Capacity in the Application of Nanotechnology in Active and Intelligent Food Packaging to Enhance Experiential Learning in Food Safety, Lamin S. Kassama (PI), Martha Verghese, Alak Bandyopadhyay, Florence Okafor, Linshu Liu, Joongmin Shin (CO-PI), USDA 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG), 2019-2021, $562,781
  • Ally-isothiocyanate/ triacetyl-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complex for low-density polyethylene film extrusion, Joongmin Shin (PI) and Ajay Kathuria (PI), Orfalea Mini Summer Grant, 2018, $3,000
  • Surface Modification and Antimicrobial Activity of Shrink-Wrap/Cling-Wrap Grafted with Natamycin and Chitosan for Cheese, Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) grant, 2018-2019, $18,341.
  • Development of High-Performance Paper-based Packaging Material Using Nano-fibrillated Cellulose Fibers, Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) grant, Shin, J.M. (PI), 2018-2019, $17,800.