Robert S. Langer
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Institute Professor and Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 2002 Draper Prize Award Recipient

Robert Langer has more than 500 issued or pending patents worldwide. In 2005, Langer received the $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, America's top prize in medicine. In 2002, he received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers, from the National Academy of Engineering. Among numerous other awards Langer has received are the Heinz Award for Technology, Economy and Employment (2003), the John Fritz Award (2003) (given previously to inventors such as Thomas Edison and Orville Wright) and the General Motors Kettering Award for Cancer Research (2004). Langer is one of very few people ever elected to all three U.S. National Academies and the youngest in history (age 43) ever to receive this distinction.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in 1970 and his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974, both in Chemical Engineering.


flag Engineering New Approaches to Cancer Detection and Therapy
as author at  MIT World Series: Fundamentals of Cancer Research,
flag Leadership in a Complex, Technology-Driven World
as author at  MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers,
together with: Rosalind Williams, Robert Metcalfe, Phillip A. Sharp,
flag Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse
as author at  Authors@MIT,
together with: Christopher Lydon (moderator), Brian Hubert, Steve Wozniak, Ray Kurzweil,