Second winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize announced

Second winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize announced

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The Royal Academy of Engineering has named Professor Robert Langer of Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the second winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize. Professor Langer has been granted the award for his invention of sustained drug delivery systems and his work in the field of tissue engineering...

A worthy winner of a worthy prize

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Robert Langer is a worthy winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize. Firstly, he’s personally deserving. His work has been vital in saving many lives and promises to be instrumental in improving the quality of many more. Controlled release drug delivery systems were thought impossible by many in the pharmaceutical...

Why engineering should be a woman’s game

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Schools can play an important part in encouraging an interest in science. I was lucky. My father was an engineer - a major in the Royal Engineers. My parents encouraged my curiosity about the world around me and understood why I couldn't resist dismantling things from an early...