Professor Robert Langer is an Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Being an Institute Professor is the highest honour that can be awarded to a faculty member. He has written over 1,170 articles and has nearly 800 issued or pending patents.
Robert has received over 170 major awards include the US National Medal of Science, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Albany Medical Center Prize and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” He is one of the few individuals ever elected to all three US national academies: the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Forbes Magazine selected Robert as one of the 15 innovators worldwide who will reinvent our future. Time Magazine and CNN named him as one of the 100 most important people in America and one of the 18 top people in science or medicine in America (America’s Best).
Robert has received honorary doctorates from Harvard University, the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Yale University, and the ETH (Switzerland) among numerous others. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in 1970 and his Sc.D. from MIT in 1974, both in Chemical Engineering.