Bob Langer, an Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a prolific inventor, founder, and advisor with over 1,100 issued and pending patents, 300 of which are licensed to companies worldwide. A prolific author, Langer has an H-index of 232, the highest in history for engineering. He is one of four living individuals who have received both the U.S. National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Langer is a member of all three national academies.
Langer is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Charles Stark Draper Prize, Wolf Prize for Chemistry, Millennium Technology Prize, Priestley Medal, Gairdner Prize, Kyoto Prize, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Langer’s research focuses on drug delivery, novel biomaterials, new drug development, tissue engineering and stem cells.