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 I am the Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) magazine, AIChE’s flagship publication. My job involves juggling authors, editing the Back to Basics articles, and writing the Profile column. I studied at Villanova University and received my B.S. in chemical engineering. When I’m not in the office, you can find me exploring NYC or watching the latest plays and musicals....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.