Chemistry and Biochemistry

World-Renowned Biotechnology Authority to Lecture at BYU

Posted: Jan 11, 2013

Dr. Robert Langer is a giant in the field of chemical engineering and biomaterials. With nearly 1,190 articles and more than 800 patents to his name, he is one of the most prolific and most cited engineers in history. A day in the life of Dr. Langer includes halting tumor growth, growing human tissue for skin grafts and teaching at MIT as an Institute Professor. He has also helped start 25 companies and his many awards include the National Medal of Science and the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize). He has been named one of the top 100 most important people in America by Time Magazine and CNN, as well as one of the 25 most important individuals in biotechnology by Forbes Magazine and BioWorld Today.

Dr. Langer is coming to BYU next month to give the sixth annual Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Lecture. He will present a general lecture February 6 at 4 p.m. in the JSB 140 auditorium and a technical lecture the following morning at 11 in W111 BNSN. The lecture is sponsored by the Chemical Engineering Department and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

News Release by the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology