AIChE has awarded its first Langer Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence to César de la Fuente, Presidential Assistant Professor in the departments of bioengineering, microbiology and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship is administered by AIChE’s Center for Entrepreneuring Excellence and endowed by the AIChE Foundation in honor of biomedical pioneer Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The fellowship aims to support individuals in the early stages of their independent careers; provides an unrestricted grant to enable creative researchers and engineering entrepreneurs to tackle high-risk, high-impact challenges with the potential of achieving game-changing innovations. De la Fuente received the Langer Prize on November 10 at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
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