Chair Professor of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
IAS Bank of East Asia Professor
Departmental Research Area
Solid-State Electronics & Photonics
Individual Research Interest
Chemical and condensed matter physics, in particular in organic electronics.
Prof Ching W Tang received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University in 1975. He then worked in Eastman Kodak and was named Distinguished Fellow of the Kodak Research Laboratories in 2003. He joined the University of Rochester as the Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2006, and has joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Prof Tang was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1998, and Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He has received honorary degrees from Shanghai University, and South China Technology University.
Prof Tang has received numerous awards including the Eastman Kodak Innovation Award (2000), the Jack Rajchman Prize of the Society of Information Display (2001), the Carothers Award of the American Chemical Society (2001), the Rochester Law Association Inventor of the Year Award (2002), the Humboldt Research Award (2005) and the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2011).