Robert Langer: Creating and implementing breakthrough technologies
On May 15th, 12.00-13,30, KTH Innovation welcomes you to a lunch seminar with Dr. Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a true pioneer in research and commercialization.
Time: Wed 2019-05-15 11.30 - 13.30
Lecturer: Professor Robert Langer, MIT
Location: Sing Sing, Lindstedtsvägen 30
Langer has over 1300 issued and pending patents worldwide, has published close to 1500 articles, started over 30 spin-off companies, and is currently tied for the fourth place of the most cited people in history in any field. It is estimated that his work has impacted over two billion lives.
Following Langer's presentation, Lisa Ericsson, Head of KTH Innovation, will open up for a fireside chat. Three KTH researchers; Ann-Christine Albertsson, KTH Professor Emerita in Fibre and Polymer Technology, Sophia Hober, KTH Professor of Molecular Biotechnology, and Niclas Roxhed, KTH Associate Professor in Micro and Nano Systems Technology, will reflect on Langer’s presentation and how research commercialization can be a tool to achieve academic excellence and impact.
This is an exclusive opportunity to hear Langer share experiences and insights on creating and implementing breakthrough technologies, based on his long and successful career in research at the interface of medicine, materials science, and chemical engineering.
When: May 15th, 12.00-13.30. Registration and lunch from 11.30
Where: Plattan, Sing Sing, Lindstedtsvägen 30
For whom: KTH researchers, students and specially invited guests
Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor, one of only 13 Institute Professors at MIT. Langer has received more than 220 major awards and is one of four living individuals to have received both the United States National Medal of Science (2006) and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2011). Watch a video about Robert Langer's research here.
Picture: Robert Langer © 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation
This seminar is organized by KTH Innovation in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States in Sweden.