Dr. Tang became President and CEO of the University City Science Center, the nationâ€™s oldest and largest urban research park, in 2008. Dr. Tang is the first president in the Science Centerâ€™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.â€™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 2014, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker appointed Dr. Tang to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Tang is one of the 27 NACIE members who will advise the Secretary on issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce. Previously, Tang served on the U.S. Department of Commerceâ€™s Innovation Advisory Board.
Dr. Tang also serves on regional and local Boards of Directors, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Board of Directors of 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.