Benjamin Romero is a Senior Engineer in the Pharmaceutical & Packaging Engineering department of Genentech. He has over 12 years of regulated packaging experience, most of which focused in the field of thermal package design, validation and manufacturing for the biopharma industry. He has been deeply involved in most areas of cold chain packaging including insulation, phase change material science, electronic temperature monitors, and predictive simulation. His work in the field of cold chain has yielded a US patent, as well as peer recognition in the form of a 2004 IOPP Ameristar, and WPO Worldstar awards in the pharmaceutical category. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a CPP (IOPP Certified Packaging Professional).