Presentation by two leaders in medical technologies, Professors Robert Langer ScD ’74 from MIT and Ralph Müller




The MIT Alumni Association and SwissnexBoston in conjunction with the MIT Club of Boston and the ETH Alumni New England Chapter invite you to a very special presentation by two leaders in medical technologies, Professors Robert Langer ScD ’74 from MIT and Ralph Müller from the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland:
Flesh, Bone, and Synthetics:
Transforming medicine through engineering

As advancements in high resolution imaging have given us a deeper understanding of the structural make-up of the human body, so too have developments in generating new materials led to cutting-edge treatments for a wide range of afflictions. Professors Langer and Müller will give us insights into some of their leading-edge work in synthetic materials and imaging and modeling technologies, and how these advances have impacted clinical medicine.

Robert Langer ScD ’74, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT, was described at the time he received the Lemelson-MIT Prize as being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Among the more than 200 awards he has received is the 2002 Charles Stark Draper Prize considered to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers.

Ralph Müller is a Professor of Biomechanics and the Head of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at the ETH Zürich. His work has led to such things as the development of compact desktop microtomographic imaging systems, and his current efforts are in state of the art biomechanical testing and simulation techniques along with bioimaging and visualization strategies for musculoskeletal tissues.



When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12, 2013  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Koch Institute Auditorium, MIT


Program:

        6:00    
Doors open

        6:35    Program begins

        7:30    Food and drink reception

        9:00    Program ends

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