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Langer ’70 is CU Entrepreneur of the Year
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Famed engineer Robert Langer ’70 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015. A professor at MIT, Langer has founded more than two dozen companies and is the most-cited engineer in history. Langer, who majored in chemical engineering on the Hill, holds nearly 1,100 patents; they’ve been licensed to hundreds of firms in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, and medical device industries.

Langer has won more than 220 major awards including the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Draper Prize (engineering’s answer to the Nobel), and the Millennium Prize, the world’s most lucrative award in technology. In 1998, he received the Lemelson-MIT prize for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.”

The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given annually by Entrepreneurship at Cornell to a Cornellian who exemplifies entrepreneurial achievement, community service, and high ethical standards. Langer will be honored in November during Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City.

Langer’s son Samuel is currently a junior at Cornell; daughter Katherine graduated in 2013.

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