Ben Zhong 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 & Technology (HKUST). His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science, and biomedical theranostics. His research team is spearheading the research on aggregation-induced emission (AIE).
Tang has published >1,100 papers. His publications have been cited >60,000 times, with an h-index of 120. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science. He received the State Natural Science Award (1st Class; 2017) from the Chinese Government, the Scientific and Technological Progress Award from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017), Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation (2007), etc. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (RSC & CCS).