Professor Ching W. Tang Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 3, 2010

Professor Ching W. Tang

September 2010: At the yearly HSEAS inaugurate of the academic year, Professor Ching W. Tang, Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This award is in recognition of his distinguished achievement in research, education and leadership. Tang demonstrated the first Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) device. This technology has enabled superior flat-panel displays
to be developed for applications ranging from cellular phones to large-area high-definition television screens. Tang has also been recognized for the discovery of the organic hetero-junction diode. This discovery has been recognized as a milestone contribution to the field
of organic electronics and opto-electronics. The hetero-junction device structure has been found to be the key to obtaining high performance in organic-based, thin film devices including OLED and solar cells. Tang's
current research focuses on organic electronic devices, organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, photoconductors, image sensors, photoreceptors. Congratulation to Professor Tang for his dedication to the department and the college.