His dissertation was entitled "Enzymatic regeneration of ATP" and completed under the direction of Clark K. Colton. From 1974–1977 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Children's Hospital Boston and at Harvard Medical School under Judah Folkman. Langer and his wife, Laura, a fellow MIT graduate, have three children.
2010. William Eyssautier, Infrastructure - 2017. Richard Garner, Philosophy - 11 June 2011. Stephen James Hamilton, Music - May 2012. Donald Hartley, Combined Studies - March 2017