Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast

The World's Most Cited Engineer: Dr Robert Langer

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Today’s guest is a renowned chemical engineer and 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Laureate, Dr Robert Langer. A pioneer in biotechnology, including large molecule controlled drug delivery and nanotechnology, Langer is also regarded as the founder of tissue engineering. His work is the basis for—among countless other innovations—long-lasting treatments for brain cancer, prostate cancer, endometriosis, schizophrenia, diabetes, and the drug-coated cardiovascular stents that alone have benefited 10 million patients.

In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Dr Langer about his engineering journey, from career setbacks to the launch of over 40 biotech companies. We hear how his 2015 QEPrize-winning technology enabled Moderna's COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, explore the field of tissue engineering, and discuss why multidisciplinary teams are essential for innovation.

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