Ben Zhong Tang is Distinguished Presidential Chair Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong,Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ). 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.
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. Now he is an Adjunct Professor at HKUST. He was elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS), and International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE).
Tang has published > 1,700 papers. His publications have been cited > 127,000 times, with an h-index of 160 (Google Scholar data on 29/12/2021). He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science by Web of Science Group since 2014. He received the National Natural Science Award (1st Class; 2017) from the Chinese Government, the Scientific and Technological Progress Award from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017), National Natural Science Award from the Chinese Government (2007), and Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation(2007), etc. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Aggregate (Wiley)