Dr. Robert Langer is an award-winning Institute Professor at MIT. He has written more than 1,350 articles and has over 1,100 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer has launched over 30 companies and his patents have been licensed to over 300 companies. He is one of the 10 most cited individuals, and the most cited engineer, in history. Dr. Langer has received over 220 major awards around the world, and is one of four living people to receive both the U.S. National Medal of Science and the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He is also the only engineer to receive the Gairdner Foundation International Award, of which 82 recipients of this award have subsequently received a Nobel Prize. Dr. Langer completed his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Cornell University and obtained his Sc.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT.