The visit of Professor Robert Langer at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 21.01.2019

We were honored to host professor Robert Langer,  institute professor at MIT, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Biological Engineering. He is also a faculty member of the Harvard-MIT division of health science and Technology and the David Koch institute for integrative cancer research.

Prof Langer is a widely recognized and cited researcher especially in the fields of drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. He is the most cited engineer in history. Langer’s research laboratory at MIT is the largest Biomedical engineering lab in the world; maintaining over $10 million in annual grants and over 100 researchers. He is an extremely creative innovator and has been involved in the founding of many companies.

Prof. Robert Langer visits the Department of Biomedical Engineering. In the photo: The Dean of the Department of Biomedical Engineering Prof. Shulamit Levenberg and Prof. Robert Langer

Prof Langer received both the U.S. National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He also received the Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering, the most influential prize in the world for engineering. He has received numerous other awards including (In Israel):  the Harvey Prize in Science & Technology and Human Health, the Dan David prize and the Wolf Prize.

Prof. Langer delivered a special lecture: “Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies”

Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) President Prof. Peretz Lavie and Prof. Robert Langer