Dr. Bob Kimmel

Associate Professor of Packaging Science
Director, Industry Relations-Packaging Science Program
Director, Clemson University Center for Flexible Packaging

Dr. Bob KimmelEmail: kimmel@clemson.edu
Office: (864) 656-6534
Cell: (864) 313-0922

Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

232 Poole Agricultural Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Sc. D. in Materials Engineering (1968)
Materials Engineer (1967)
M.S. unspecified, concentrations in polymer science, textile technology (1965)
B.S. Materials Engineering (1964)

Research interest:
Effects of norbornene and octene content on the properties of LLDPE/COC blends as heat seal layers; Gelatin as an active layer in multi-layer packages; Unique barrier films using “Smart Blending "chaotic advection; Adaptation of materials characterization techniques to collaborative discovery-based learning in the undergraduate Packaging Science curriculum.


Dr. Kimmel holds seven patents.