Portfolio Director - Mat. Char. (IR, UV/FL, TEA)
Dr. Robert Packer is the Materials Characterization Portfolio Director at PerkinElmer and has worked for the company for over 12 years. Following an undergraduate degree in Chemistry he then went to Imperial College in London to pursue a PhD in Materials Science specializing in analytical techniques. On completion of his PhD he joined PerkinElmer as an application scientist in their thermal analysis division before moving into product management for both Thermal Analysis and then Infrared Spectroscopy. He then became the segment strategy leader for the food and pharma testing markets across all PerkinElmer product lines and in that role he moved from the UK to Connecticut, USA. 2 years ago, he returned to product management to lead the Materials Characterization business which includes IR, UV-VIS and FL Spectroscopy as well as thermal and organic elemental analysis.