Robert Langer gives us a fascinating look at his research in material science and biomaterials, areas he sees that have exciting potential for innovation and will transform our society in a positive way.
Robert is considered to be a founding father of numerous scientific fields such as anti-tumor therapy, controlled drug release, and tissue engineering. He is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and has received over 200 awards including the 2006 US National Medal of Science; the 2008 Millennium Prize; and the 2012 Priestley Medal. Dr. Langer has written nearly 1,130 articles, has nearly 800 issued and pending patents, and is known as the most cited engineer in history.
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