Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Packaging


Dr. Min Liu DeGruson is an assistant professor in the Packaging program at UW-Stout, where her research focuses on developing bio-based polymers for food packaging applications and using nanotechnology to improve their mechanical, thermal and barrier properties of additional functions such as antimicrobial properties. At UW-Stout, she has taught various classes, such as packaging fundamentals, packaging materials of polymers and glasses, medical packaging, packaging development and packaging research seminar.


Before coming to UW-Stout in 2015, DeGruson earned her Ph.D. in food science at Pennsylvania State University in the United States, MS in engineering and technology emphasis on plastics at Pittsburg State University in the United States and BS in food science and technology at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.

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Menomonie, WI 54751



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Food spoilage due to undesirable microbial growth is a common factor which shortens the shelf life of food products and can cause food borne illness outbreaks. This article looks at the use of antimicrobial agents being incorporated or immobilized into packaging materials to prevent the growth of microorganisms on the food surface and thus lead to an extension in shelf life and improved microbial safety of the food.

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