Dr. Tang became President and CEO of the University City Science Center, the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park, in 2008. Dr. Tang is the first president in the Science Center’s history to have not only led a company through venture funding and an initial public offering, but to also serve as a senior executive with a large life sciences company as it acquired and integrated smaller start-ups.
Dr. Tang previously led U.S. operations for Olympus America Inc.’s global Life Science businesses. Before joining Olympus, he was president and CEO of Millennium Cell Inc., an energy technology firm he led through its initial public offering. Tang has also had leadership roles with A.T. Kearney Inc. and Gemini Consulting Inc., now known as Cap Gemini.
In 2011, Dr. Tang was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Innovation Advisory Board, which guided a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation, to help inform national policies at the heart of U.S. job creation and global competitiveness.
Dr. Tang serves on regional and local Boards of Directors, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of Seventy.
Dr. Tang earned a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. A graduate of the public school system in Delaware, he has resided in the Greater Philadelphia region for most of his life.