Man-Chung Tang

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Man-Chung Tang PE
Born 1938
Zhaoqing
Nationality American
Education Chu Hai College, TU Darmstadt
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Structural engineer
Institution memberships Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, FIStructE
Practice name T. Y. Lin International
Significant awards IStructE Gold Medal
IABSE International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering

Man-Chung Tang Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, is a notable American civil engineer and businessman.[1]

Biography[edit]

Tang is current Chairman of the Board and the Technical Director of the T. Y. Lin International, an American design and construction company.

In 1938, Tang was born in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China.[2] In 1959, Tang received his engineering degree from the Chu Hai College in Hong Kong. In 1963, Tang received his engineering degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Western Germany. In 1965, Tang obtained doctor of engineering degree from TU Darmstadt.

From 1989 to 1995, Tang was an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.[3]

In 1965, Tang joined the Oberhausen GHH in Western Germany. In 1968, Tang worked for the Severud & Associates in New York City, USA. In 1978, Tang founded for the DRC - an engineering consultancy company. In 1983, Tang founded the Contech - an engineering consultancy company, too. In 1994, Tang founded the DRC in Chongqing, China, now it's China branch of the T.Y.LIN International.

Tang also served as the Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committee on Cable-Suspended Bridges. Tang is a former President of the American Segmental Bridge Institute.

Awards and honors[edit]

Tang holds Honorary Professorship at many universities internationally, including Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tongji University in Shanghai, Southeast University in Nanjing, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Chongqing Jiaotong University in Chongqing, Dalian Institute of Technology in Dalian.

List of Tang's projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAN-CHUNG TANG, Dr. - Ing., P.E.Chairman of the Board, Technical Director". light-science.com. Retrieved Apr 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Man-Chung Tang" (in Chinese). Baidu Baike. Retrieved Apr 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Is Engineering Science or Art?" (pdf). Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University. March 2010. Retrieved Apr 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "John A. Roebling Medal Winners". International Bridge Conference. Retrieved Apr 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Awards". American Society of Civil Engineers-ASCE. Retrieved Apr 13, 2010.