Robert S. Langer

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Robert Samuel Langer, Jr. FREng (born August 29, 1948) is an American chemical engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and one of the twelve Institute Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He was formerly the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and maintains activity in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is also a faculty member of the Harvard–MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Langer holds over 1,400 granted or pending patents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert S. Langer has received more than 484,260 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Robert S. Langer is the 333rd most popular inventor (down from 307th in 2019), the 8,983rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,379th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, Robert S. Langer ranks 333 out of 355Before him are Yvonne Brill, John F. Seitz, Peter Cooper, Christopher C. Kraft Jr., Harold Eugene Edgerton, and Roger C. Field. After him are Richard Pearse, Arnold Orville Beckman, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Atkinson, Lawrence Hargrave, and Arunachalam Muruganantham.

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Among people born in 1948, Robert S. Langer ranks 489Before him are Ana Palacio, Jerry L. Ross, Birthe Kjær, Rita Barberá, Meir Sheetrit, and Marcia Strassman. After him are Annette Charles, Ștefan Birtalan, Ben Burtt, Lynsey de Paul, Ted Lange, and Tipper Gore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert S. Langer ranks 8,983 out of 15,968Before him are Alfred Lunt (1892), Lamar Alexander (1940), Bridget Regan (1982), Scott McCloud (1960), Jason Schwartzman (1980), and Ethan Phillips (1955). After him are John N. Bahcall (1934), Robert Cormier (1925), Claire McDowell (1877), Bob Bryan (1978), Les Baxter (1922), and Larry Miller (1953).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Robert S. Langer ranks 92Before him are Lewis Howard Latimer (1848), Walter Frederick Morrison (1920), John F. Seitz (1892), Peter Cooper (1791), Christopher C. Kraft Jr. (1924), and Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903). After him are Arnold Orville Beckman (1900), Elizabeth Holmes (1984), Marc Andreessen (1971), Charles F. Kettering (1958), Wendell Brown (1961), and Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922).