Groundbreaking bioengineer to lecture at BYU


One of history’s most cited engineers, Dr. Robert Langer, is coming to BYU Feb. 6 and 7 to speak on drug delivery systems and the history of biotechnology.

Dr. Langer has published more than 1,190 articles and has more than 800 patents issued or pending worldwide.

Dr. Langer will visit BYU on Feb. 6–7. He is one of the most influential bioengineers in the world.

Dr. Langer’s first presentation is titled “Biomaterials and Biotechnology: Drug Delivery to Tissue Engineering.” He described the content of this presentation in a podcast on the College of Physical Science and Mathematics website.

“Yes, that’s mostly what I’ll be going over … a lot of the work that we’ve done in our own lab, on tissue engineering, on drug delivery, on ways of stopping tumors from growing and things like that,” Dr. Langer said.

That lecture will be held on Feb. 6 in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium at 4 p.m.

The following day Langer will deliver a presentation titled “Novel Drug Delivery Systems.” The public is also invited to this lecture, but it will be more technical.

That presentation will be Feb. 7 in room W111 of the Ezra Taft Benson Building at 4 p.m.

Both presentations are free.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering worked together to plan this event. It is the sixth annual Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Lecture on Biotechnology at BYU.

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