On November 12, 2019, the acclaimed MIT professor and most cited engineer in history, Dr. Robert Langer, will visit BioInnovation Institute for an exclusive event at BII’s ‘Talks at the Square’ event series.
At the event, Dr. Langer will present his work and vast experience of interlinking scientific research and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Robert Langer is one of 12 Institute Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a widely recognized and cited researcher in biotechnology, especially in the fields of drug delivery systems and tissue engineering.
His research on combining synthetic polymers and mammalian cells has led to the creation of FDA approved artificial skin; approaches for creating new blood vessels and spinal cords and treating hearing loss are in clinical trials.
Dr. Langer has written over 1,450 articles, which have been cited nearly 300,000 times; his h-index of 267 is the highest of any engineer in history. He has more than 1,360 issued and pending patents worldwide which have been licensed or sublicensed to over 400 companies.
He is also a faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.
Program of the day:
14.30-15.00 Doors open
15.05-15.35 Dr. Robert Langer: The interlink of scientific research and entrepreneurship
15.35-15.50 Q&A session
15.50-16.30 Informal networking and closing reception.
Please note, that the event has free admittance with 100 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.
About Dr. Robert Langer
Dr. Robert Langer is one of 12 Institute Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member. The journal Nature credits Langer as being the founder of tissue engineering. He served as Chairman of the FDA’s Science Board (its highest advisory board) from 1999-2002. His over 220 awards include both the United States National Medal of Science and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), Albany Medical Center Prize, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Priestley Medal (highest award of the American Chemical Society), the Gairdner Prize and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” He holds 34 honorary doctorates and is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors.