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Robert Langer (ChemE '70) delivered talk, 'The Edison of Medicine: Robert Langer’s Quest to Solve Global Health Challenges using Biotechnology'

Monday, April 16, 2018

Professor Robert Langer (Cornell ChemE '70) of MIT delivered a presentation on behalf of the AIChE student chapter on Thursday, March 22nd. His talk, entitled The Edison of Medicine: Robert Langer’s Quest to Solve Global Health Challenges using Biotechnology, outlined his path to becoming a leading figure in the field of biotechnology since graduating from Cornell Chemical Engineering in 1970. Below is a short description of Professor Langer's accomplishments.

"Professor Robert Langer currently serves as a David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member there. His research in drug delivery, biomaterials, and tissue engineering has earned him over 1,080 patents and over 1,300 articles, making him the most cited engineer in history. In 2002, he received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, widely considered to be the Nobel Prize equivalent for engineers. His full, 8-page CV can be viewed here: http://web.mit.edu/langerlab/publications/RSL-CV.pdf."

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