It is often quoted that, "the sun never sets on a Dr. Tang bridge," as Man-Chung's designs can be found around the globe. Dr. Tang has over 44 years of design and construction engineering experience working on more than 100 bridges worldwide, including over 32 cable-stayed bridges, four major suspension bridges, and numerous segmental bridges.
A world authority on cable-stayed bridges, Dr. Tang was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995 for his contribution to the advancement of cable-stayed bridges. He also served as chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committee on cable-suspended bridges and published a definitive guideline for the design of cable-stayed bridges, used today by engineers all over the world.
Dr. Tang is consistently recognized not only for his immeasurable overall contribution to the bridge design industry, but also for the quality and innovation of his individual designs. Dr. Tang is the 2008 recipient of the Friendship Award, which is China's highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to China's economic and social progress. In June 2000, Dr. Tang was elected as a Foreign Member to the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The Chinese Academy of Engineering is the highest honorary and advisory organization for engineering and technology in China - an election to the Academy is considered the highest title and life-long honor an engineer can receive in China.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Technical University in Darmsadt, Germany in 1965, Dr. Tang worked on the design of several record-breaking bridges. He previously served as Chief Engineer and was responsible for the design, redesign, and construction engineering of long-span segmental concrete box girder bridges in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Tang went on to found his own consultant firm and, after assuming the offices of Chairman of the Board and Technical Director, Dr. Tang is presently overseeing the design and construction of several major long-span bridges in China. Dr. Tang is a founding member of the Post-Tensioning Institute committee and has written numerous articles for publications such as Civil Engineering, and Bridge Design & Engineering. Dr. Tang is an honorary professor of nine universities in China, including Tsinghua, Tongji and Southeast. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.