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Prof. Tang was highlighted by ACS Division of Polymer Chemistryas as excellent members of the polymer science community. Congratulations! Link 06/2018

USC Times, the university’s quarterly magazine for faculty and staff, shared Prof. Tang's story about "dream big". Link 03/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Pageni! He passed his dissertation defense. 06/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He won the Local Section Outreach Award given by the ACS Committee on Community Activities for his work with the Project SEED, his summer research program for high-school students. Link 04/2018

Congratulations to Ayi! She won Hiram and Lawanda Allen Award for Excellence in Chemistry. 04/2018

Congratulations to Edgar Luat! He won the best poster award (2nd) in USC Discovery Day and the Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence award. 04/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He was elected into the 2018 Class of POLY Fellow, American Chemical Society. 02/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He was appointed as an Associate Editor for Polymer Reviews. Link 01/2018

Congratulations to Tianyu and Shichao! Their paper “Cationic Metallo-Polyelectrolytes for Robust Alkaline Anion-Exchange Membranes” has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 12/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang and Edgar Luat! Their proposal “Bio-renewable, Biodegradable and Regenerable Antimicrobial Polymer Surface Prepared by Electrostatic Layer-by-Layer Assembly” has been awarded funding through the Magellan Scholar Program. 12/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He received a grant from SUSMER LLC/United Soybean Board/SmithBucklin for his project entilted "Monomers from HOSO for Coating Applications." 11/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He was elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. 11/2017

Congratulations to Meghan! She won Joseph W. Bouknight Teaching Award. 09/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He received an invitation from the president of the National Academy of Science, Dr. Marcia McNutt, to participate in the U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium. 09/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He received the CAM-BM Young Investigator Award at the Biomaterials and Translational Medicine Symposium of the 254th ACS National Meeting. 06/2017

Congratulations to Tang Group! We are on the list of Macromolecules with most cited articles. 07/2017

Congratulations to Meghan and Tianyu! They won June 2017 Departmental Travel Award. 06/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Wang! His review paper "Sustainable Elastomers from Renewable Biomass" was published in Accounts of Chemical Research. 06/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He received a grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for "2017 ACS Project Seed at USC". 06/2017

Congratulations to Ayi and Meghan! She won the Honors Research Grant entitled ''Synthesis of Biosynthestic Polymers from Epoxidized Soybean Oil via PEG crosslinking''. 05/2017

Congratulations to Mitra! He passed his dissertation defense. 05/2017

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! President Harris Pastides has recommended to the University Board of Trustees that Chuanbing Tang be promoted to the rank of Professor. 12/2016

Congratulations to Liang! He passed his dissertation defense. 11/2016

Congratulations to Ayi! She have been awarded $1,500 from theScienece Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her project "Click Chemistry towards Sustainable Polymers from Soybean Oil."10/2016

Congratulations to Mitra! His paper got published on Macromolecules. Link 10/2016

Congratulations to Mitra! He won the ACS POLY Outstanding Poster Award for his poster entitled "Converting natural biomass to amphiphilic antimicrobial polymers in solution and on surfaces. 08/2016

Congratulations to Liang! He won 2016 Graduate School Travel Award. 06/2016

Congratulations to Prof. Tang! He received the prestigious Governor’s Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research presented by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster at a Statehouse ceremony. The prizes have been awarded to top South Carolina researchers since 1989. Link 04/2016

Congratulations to Liang! His paper was selected as the front cover in Poly. Chem. Link 04/2016

Congratulations to Louis! He won the Magellan Scholarship. 01/2016

Congratulations to Jeff!. He accepted an offer from GoodYear. 10/2015

Dr. Tang was highlighted on the USC Times Magazine. It is about mentoring students. Link 10/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He is selected to serve on the combined Editorial Advisory Board of Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters starting on January 1, 2016. Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters are flagship journals on polymer science published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  09/2015

The Tang group participated the 3rd Sustainability Research and Practice Showcase at USC on September 22. We presented two posters that are related with sustainable polymers from natural resources. It was also a honor to introduce our research to President Pastides at the event. Link 09/2015

Congratulations to Mitra! His paper got published on Biomacromolecules. Link 08/2015

Congratulations to Perry Wilbon! He joined University of Minnesota as a post-doctoral scientist. 05/2015

Congratulations to Parker! He was awarded the Hypercube Scholar Award, the USC Outstanding Senior Award, and the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award. 04/2015

Congratulations to Mitra! His review paper was selected as the front cover of Polymer journal. Link 04/2015

Congratulations to Albert Wang! He won the 2nd place of 2015 Science and Engineering Fair Chemistry Award, Senior Division. 03/2015

Congratulations to Jiuyang! He was honored with the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Students with outstanding performance in their PhD studies are considered for this prestigious award. 03/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Tang (PI) and Dr. Benicewicz (Co-PI) They received a grant from the College of Charleston/SC NASA EPSCoR. 11/2014

Congratulations to Yi! His paper was chosen as a cover article of the Macromolecular Rapid Communications in issue 21, 2014. Link 11/2014

Great news! Tang research group was granted another patent by US Patent and Trademark Office (US 8,809,446). This patent is related with our degradable polymers methods of making the same and uses. 08/2014 Link

Congratulations to Perry! He received the 2014 Graduate School Travel Award. 06/2014

Our paper "Controlled Polymerization of Next-Generation Renewable Monomers and Beyond" is in the third place of Macromolecules most read articles from 2013. Link 06/2014

Congratulations to Dr. Tang! He received a grant from the SmithBucklin Corporation/United Soybean Board. 05/2014

Congratulations to Parker! He won the Magellan Scholarship. 04/2014

Our antimicrobial metallopolymer work is highlighted in USC News. Link 04/2014

ACS has just made a press release on our antimicrobial metallopolymer work. Link 04/2014

ACS has just made a press release on our antimicrobial metallopolymer work. Link 04/2014

Congratulations to Kejian and Yupeng. Their paper was chosen as the cover article of the Polymer Chemistry in Issue 9, 2014. Link 04/2014

Mitra's paper, "Bio-inspired Resin Acid-Derived Materials as Anti-Bacterial Resistance Agents with Unexpected Activities" has been accepted by Chemical Science Journal. Link 02/2014

Yali's paper, has been highlighted by Advanced Functional Materials as the inside front cover. Link 01/2014

Great news! Tang research group was granted the 3rd patent in 2013 by US Patent and Trademark Office (US 8,604,128). This patent is related with our Cationic Compounds and Polymers Derived from Resin Acids for Applications as Antimicrobial Agents. 12/2013

Tang research group has been granted another patent by US Patent and Trademark Office (US 8,592,539). This is our 2nd patent. This patent is related with our major Thrust Research Area on Cationic Metallocene Monomers and Polymers. 11/2013

Congratulations Jiuyang! He won the graduate school travel award for spring 2014. 11/2013

Congratulations Chris and Kejian on your graduation! They are the first generation of Dr. Tang's graduate students. 11/2013

Tang research group has the first patent issued (US 8,569,427). This patent is related with our Thrust Research Area on Sustainable Green Monomers and Polymers from Renewable Rosin. Link 10/2013

Jiuyang's paper got accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 09/2013

Jeff won Bouknight Teaching Award. 09/2013

Our publication "Controlled Polymerization of Next-Generation Renewable Monomers and Beyond" is one of the most read from Macromolecules between April and June 2013. 09/2013

Dr. Tang has been selected as a 2014 Polymeric Materials:  Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator. He has also been invited to present in the PMSE Young Investigators Symposium at the Spring 2014 ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX (March 16-20, 2014). 07/2013

Jeffery Hayat received a Graduate School Travel Award. 06/2013

Dr. Tang received a grant from SC EPSCoR/IDeA. 06/2013

Dr. Tang received a grant from SC Research Authority (SCRA). 05/2013

Dr. Tang received a grant from the ACS. 05/2013

Chris has been selected as a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Dissertation Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. 04/2013

Kejian's paper was chosen as a cover for Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Link 04/2013

Eric Leonhardt received Magellan Scholar Program grant. 04/2013

Kejian's paper was chosen as a cover for Macromolecules. Link to cover , Link to article 03/2013

Christopher Hardy won The Hiram and Lawanda Allen Award as a Senior Graduate Student Achievement for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry. 03/2013

Project SEED Program was featured as USC Times front page news "Openning Doors". 02/2013

Our research on renewable bio-based polymers was highligted on the university website. 02/2013

One of our recent publications was featured as a "Top News Story" and published on the university website. 01/2013

New website for Dr. Tang's group was launched. 01/2013

Dr. Chuanbing Tang has won an NSF Career Award. 01/2013

Dr. Chuanbing Tang has been appointed by the American Chemical Society as a member of the Committee on Project SEED for 2013-2015. 01/2013

The paper "Progress in Renewable Polymers from Natural Terpenes, Terpenoids, and Rosin" has been chosen as the cover for Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2013 Issue 1. Click here to see. 01/2013

Kejian Yao received Graduate School Travel Award. 12/2012

Dr. Chuanbing Tang has been chosen by the editorial boards of Synlett, Synthesis and Synfacts as one of "Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees" in 2012. Individuals in this category are defined as promising young professors at the beginning of their career. 12/2012

Dr. Chuanbing Tang has been chosen as an ACS Leadership Development Award Alternate by ACS Younger Chemists Committee. This select honor recognizes emerging leaders within science profession and within ACS. 12/2012

The paper "Advances in square arrays through self-assembly and directed self-assembly of block copolymers" has been selected as the cover for "Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics" on Issue 1 of 2013. Click here to see. 11/2012

Dr. Chuanbing Tang received a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his project entitled, Square Arrays of Cylinders in Thin Films of Symmetric ABC Triblock Copolymers. This grant is a Doctoral New Investigator Award. 10/2012

Dr. Chuanbing Tang received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project entitled, Natural Resin Acid-Containing Antimicrobial Materials: Synthesis and Mechanism. 09/2012

Dr. Chuanbing Tang received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project entitled, Cationic Cobaltocenium Polyelectrolyte Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Utilities. 07/2012

Chris Hardy won the 2012 POLY-IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) travel award sponsored by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. He will be attending the World Polymer Congress at Virginia Tech Campus in June. 05/2012

Dr. Tang, Chris, Kejian, Perry and Jiuyang attended ACS National Meeting in San Diego and presented 4 oral talks and 3 posters. 03/2012

Chris Hardy was chosen to present a talk at an honorary symposium on Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research and attended award reception of ACS POLY and PMSE divisions at ACS National Meeting in San Diego. 03/2012

Dr. Tang, Dr. Marc Hillmyer and Dr. Geoff Coates co-organized a symposium on next-generation renewable polymers at ACS National Meeting in San Diego. 03/2012

Jeff Hayat won Bouknight teaching award; Perry Wilbon won James Durig graduate student travel award. 03/2012

Dr. Tang gave invited talks at National University of Singapore and the 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering in Singapore. 02/2012

Chris Hardy, Perry Wilbon and Jiuyang Zhang won travel awards from USC Graduate School. 01/2012

Our Project Seed outreach program got national recognition. ACS President invited Dr. Tang to serve as an associate to the Committee on ACS Project Seed. 01/2012

Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the International Young Scientist Symposium on Polymeric Materials held in Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. 11/2011

Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the 12th Pacific Polymer Conference in Jeju Island, South Korea. 11/2011

Dr. Tang gave an invited seminar at Department of Chemistry in Louisiana State University. 11/2011

Dr. Tang gave a seminar at Department of Chemistry in University of South Carolina. 11/2011

Dr. Tang received a three-year grant from Semiconductor Research Corporation on the development of block copolymer nanolithography. 11/2011

Dr. Tang received a two-year grant from Department of Agriculture on the establishment of US-China International Scientific Education Program. 11/2011

Dr. Tang participated US-China Agriculture Scientific Exchange Program between USDA and Ministry of Agriculture and gave 7 invited talks at Universities and Research Institutes in China. 07/2011

Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Singapore International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies. Symposium Sustainable Bio based Polymers. 06/2011

Project Seed Summer Program Started. Six students from three high schools in Richland District I and II are participating this program. They are pairing with 5 faculty mentors and 6 graduate student/postdocs. 06/2011

Dr. Tang gave each invited talk at Univ. of Minnesota and 3M. 05/2011

Project Seed student Adam Wirth from Ridge View High School received a prestigious Bader Project Seed College Scholarship and was named as a project seed college scholar by ACS. 05/2011

We received a grant from NSF to support an ACS symposium scheduled on March 2012 San Diego National Meeting Organized by Dr. Tang, Dr. Marc Hillmyer (U. of Minnesota) and Dr. Geoff Coates (Cornell). 04/2011

Dioni won the SCAMP fellowship for summer research. 04/2011

We received two grants from ACS: summer I project seed award and summer II project seed award to support High school students for summer research. 04/2011

Chris won prestigious Charles Coker Fellowship from Graduate School. 04/2011

Chris attended Graduate Student Day Competition. 04/2011

We received a grant from Kimberly Clark, Inc. on the development of novel biodegradable polymers. 03/2011

Kejian and Chris attended ACS meeting in Anaheim and Dr. Tang gave an invited talk. 03/2011

Kejian won three awards at a time: James R. Durig Graduate Student Travel Award from Chemistry Department; a travel grant from Graduate School; and a teaching award from Chemistry Department. 03/2011

We received a three-year grant from Office of Naval Research on the development of nanodielectric polymeric materials. 12/2010

James won Magellan Scholarship from USC. 12/2010

Dr. Tang gave a keynote lecture at International Conference on Chemical and Biological Utilization of Biomass Resources 2010. 10/2010

Chris won Bouknight teaching award. 10/2010

Chris won James R. Durig Graduate Student Travel Award from Chemistry Department. 08/2010

Dr. Tang organized a symposium and gave a talk at ACS meeting in Boston: From Molecules to Macromolecules: Towards Self-assembling Materials. 08/2010

Lixia attended ACS meeting in Boston. 08/2010

We were selected by USDA to participate a US-China Scientific Exchange Program. 08/2010

Adam Wirth and Laurentz Florit from Ridge View High School participated the project seed summer I program supported by ACS, Nanocenter, ACS South Carolina Section. Aherial won SCAMP fellowship for summer research. 05/2010

Deon won Magellan Scholarship from USC. 04/2010

We won ACS Project Seed award (The first one in South Carolina). 04/2010

Chris won Bouknight teaching award. 03/2010

Dr. Tang was invited by Chinese Academy of Forestry as a visiting oversea professor for international collaboration in utilization of biomass for green polymers. 10/2009

 

 

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