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PODD Keynote Speaker Dr Robert Langer, MIT Awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
November 18, 2015
Our adored PODD Keynote, Dr Robert Langer was recently presented with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Dr Langer was awarded the QEPrize for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine. Dr Langer was the first person to engineer polymers to control the delivery of large molecular weight drugs for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and mental illness. Over 2 billion lives have been improved worldwide by the technologies that Dr Langer’s lab has created.
The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation exists to celebrate and promote engineering and to demonstrate its important role in society. While doing so, the prize also celebrates engineering as a discipline and career choice, shining light on the excitement and importance of engineering and inspiring young people to get involved in the subject.
Huge congratulations to Dr Langer!
Dr Langer receiving the award from HRH Queen Elizabeth
Dr Langer’s Post Award Speech