Dr. Chuanbing Tang was born in Anqing, China. He received his B. S. in Polymer Science and Engineering at Nanjing University in 1997, where he worked with Prof. Rongshi Cheng. Then, he decided to gain experience in applied research and worked at Chinese Academy of Forestry as a research engineer for a few years to develop high performance polymeric latex and coating. Later, he moved to the United States for graduate study. In 2006, He received his Ph. D. in Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University under supervision of Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Prof. Tomasz Kowalewski. At Carnegie Mellon, he contributed to the scientific community in broad fields, including controlled polymer synthesis, preparation of nanostructured carbon materials, block copolymer ordering and atomic force microscopy imaging. His PhD thesis was about developing a templating pathway to prepare nanostructured carbon from block copolymer precursors. Currently, he is a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Craig Hawker, Prof. Edward Kramer and Prof. Glenn Fredrickson in Materials Research Laboratory at University of California Santa Barbara.
Dr. Chuanbing Tang is developing a few programs including supramolecular block copolymer self-assembly and nanolithography, ABC triblock copolymer self-assembly and nanolithography, structural characterization of thin films of conducting polymers and fullerene derivatives for photovoltaics.