Robert S. Langer, David H Koch Institute Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will be giving a talk on Wednesday, September 14th at 7 PM in the Klebanoff Auditorium, Gerrish School of Business/Judge Science Center at Endicott College on “Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering”. Light refreshments will be available in the lobby beginning at 6:30 PM.
Dr. Langer has written over 1,350 articles on tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomaterials and nanotechnology and is the most cited engineer in history. 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. Dr. Langer has received over 220 major awards. He is one of four living individuals to have received both the United States National Medal of Science (2006) and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2011). He also has over 1,100 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer’s patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 300 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies. This event is part of Endicott’s STEM Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public as well as to students from all majors.