Bahar Aliakbarian, PhD

Bahar Aliakbarian

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Research Associate Professor
School of Packaging


Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian is a research associate professor at the Axia Institute within the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.

Dr. Aliakbarian received her Ph.D. in Chemical, Material and Process Engineering from the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2009. She has multidisciplinary research experiences focusing on the integration of fundamental of food, biochemical, micro- and nano-engineering technologies that leads to the formulation of new products with food and biomedical applications. Her research particularly focuses on the environmentally-friendly strategies to develop value-added products from the wastes generated in the food processing plants and along the food supply chain.

After joining MSU, her work was mostly focused on development of active and smart packaging for food and pharmaceutical applications. She is particularly interested in the use of smart packaging technologies to track and monitor food and pharmaceuticals along the supply chain.

Dr. Aliakbarian has been selected as one the MSU’s Academy for Global Engagement Fellows in 2018. She has more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in refereed journals and more than 40 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. She has a strong international scientific network collaboration. She had prestigious postdoctoral awards and fellowships and worked at the MIT-Harvard Medical School (USA), the University of Sydney (Australia) and the Université de Lorraine (France).


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Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian

715 E. Main Street, Suite 115

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 423-2049