Tian Tang received her B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University (China) in engineering mechanics in 2001, and her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University (USA) in theoretical and applied mechanics in 2005. She worked as a Visiting Research Scientist in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University (USA) from 2005 to 2006 before she joined the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2007. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and serves as a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nano-biomolecular Hybrid Materials. Her main research interest is in the application of mathematical modeling and numerical computation to the prediction and design of materials, especially at micro- to nanoscales and in biological systems. She has been the recipient of many professional awards, including the Canada Research Chair Award (2007), Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award (2009), Early Accomplishment Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (2011), and two major awards from the Adhesion Society: the 2006 Distinguished Paper Award and the 2009 Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2012