Robert Langer, ScD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David H. Koch Institute Professor
Robert Langer currently holds the title of the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His publications have been cited over 300,000 times and he has over 1,300 issued patents worldwide. According to Google Scholar, Langer is one of the 10 most cited individuals in history (being 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. Langer’s many awards include the US National Medal of Science, the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), Albany Medical Center Prize (largest US medical prize), the Priestley Medal (2012), the Queen Elizabeth Prize (2015), the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the 2014 Kyoto Prize, the 2019 Dreyfus Prize, and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.