Robert Langer


Robert Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT (there are 11 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). He has written more than 1,250 articles with ~200,000 citations and h-index 222 and rising.  He also has 1,050 issued and pending patents worldwide.

His many awards include the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the United States National Medal of Science, the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, Albany Medical Center Prize, and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Inventors.

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