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 Ben Zhong TANG

Ben Zhong TANG

Chair Professor
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,Hong Kong
China

Biography

Prof. Ben Zhong TANG is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science, and biomedical theranostics. He is spearheading the research on aggregation-induced emission (AIE), a topic ranked no. 2 in the areas of Chemistry and Materials Science by Thomson Reuters in its report on Research Fronts 2015, and also 2016. Prof. TANG received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined HKUST as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in 2008. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Prof. TANG has published more than 900 papers, which have been cited more than 40,000 times, with an h-index of 101. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science. He received a Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation in 2007. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (RSC & CCS).

Research Interest

Exploration of new polymerization reactions, Synthesis of new functional (macro)molecules, Deciphering of new luminescent processes, Creation of new advanced materials, Development of new fluorescent biosensors.