Dr. Stephen S. Tang


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Dr. Tang is a Corporate Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader, Author, and Blogger of Tangent2Cogent LLC, his own organization.

Dr. Tang became President and CEO of the Science Center in February 2008 following an extensive nationwide search. He brought to the position a wealth of professional experience in academia, professional services, and private industry. Most notably, Dr. Tang was the first president in the Science Center’s history to have not only led a company through venture funding and an initial public offering, but to also serve as a senior executive with a large life sciences company as it acquired and integrated smaller start-ups.

A seasoned life science, energy technology, and management consulting executive, Steve previously served as Group Vice President and General Manager with Olympus America Inc., where he led U.S. operations for the company’s $1 billion global Life Science businesses. Before joining Olympus in 2005, he was president and CEO of Millennium Cell Inc. (NASDAQ: MCEL), an energy technology firm he led through its initial public offering in 2000.

Previously, he served as Vice President and Managing Director of the global pharmaceutical and healthcare practice of A.T. Kearney Inc., and was Vice President and Co-managing Director of the global chemical and environmental practice for Gemini Consulting Inc., now known as Cap Gemini. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director and Senior Research Engineer at the Lehigh University Center for Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tang earned a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. A graduate of the public school system in Delaware, he has resided in the area for most of his life.