Langer Wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Robert Langer, the Koch Institute Professor at MIT, has been named the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (http://qeprize.org). The organization cites his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface of chemistry and medicine. The award credits Langer for improving over 2 billion lives worldwide with disease treatments created by his lab. Langer will receive the prize from the queen in a ceremony later this year.

Langer, who holds appointments in the departments of chemical engineering and biological engineering, and at the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, is cited as “the first person to engineer polymers to control the delivery of large molecular weight drugs for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and mental illness.”

Tuesday, February 3, 2015