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852-23587375
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Chemistry Department, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Tang
Ben Zhong
Current position: 
Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Chemistry
Current nationality: 
China
Current residence: 
China
Affiliation/Institution: 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Biodata: 
Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Chair Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include materials science, macromolecular chemistry, and biomedical theranostics. His lab is spearheading the research on aggregation-induced emission (AIE). Tang received BSc and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral study 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 Chinese Academy of Sciences and Asia Pacific Academy of Materials. Tang has published over 1,300 papers which have been cited more than 90,000 times, and his h-index is 141. He is listed by Clarivate Analytics as Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of chemistry and materials science since 2014. He received State Natural Science Award (1st Class) from Chinese Government (2017). He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Keywords: 
aggregation-induced emission, macromolecular chemistry, biomedical theranostics
Elected
2020
Place of Birth: 
Hubei Province
Country of birth: 
China

Date of birth

6
February
1957
Section:
05-Chemical Sciences
Last updated on 31/07/2020