Perspectives: From the Editor

Chemical Engineer Wins Prestigious Award

MIT professor receives honor for pioneering work in bioengineering

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Mar 18, 2015

In February, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, London, announced the winner of the 2015 award: Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass. Langer, a chemical engineer, is getting the honor “for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine.” He will receive the prize from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace later this year. The award not only provides the winner international stature unrivalled in engineering but also £1 million (about $1.5 million).

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