Share Emily FrangenbergDecember, 2012Rock star is not a term associated with many chemical engineers. It does, however, accurately capture the accomplishments and accolades — the phenomenon — of Robert Langer. His vision and technical excellence have propelled scores of significant developments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, and have recently earned him the Perkin Medal. Author Bios: Emily Frangenberg EMILY FRANGENBERG is the Managing Editor of Chemical Engineering Progress (120 Wall St., 23rd Fl., New York, NY 10005; Email: email@example.com, Phone: (646) 495-1347). She edits CEP feature articles, which cover topics ranging from distillation and heat exchange to process control and safety, and is responsible for preparing the Catalyzing Commercialization, Journal Highlight, and Safety Minute columns for publication each month. She received a BS in chemical engineering from Villanova Univ.Read more Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.