Dr. Tang is an assistant professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His Ph.D. thesis study was conducted at MIT under the supervision of Dr. Craig Carter and Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he received an outstanding thesis award for his dissertation “Thermodynamic and Morphological Transitions in Crystalline and Soft Materials Interfaces”. He launched his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he was first a Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow and then Staff Scientist. At LLNL he led projects on mesoscale modeling of lithium-ion battery electrode materials and was also active in research on materials microstructural evolution under extreme radiation conditions. After four and half years with LLNL, he moved to the industrial sector and became a Materials & Corrosion Research Engineer at Shell Technology Center Houston, where he focused on applying materials science and novel technologies to solve practical materials & corrosion problems in the oil & gas industry. He formally joined the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice in 2014.