University of Rochester Professor of Chemical Engineering Ching Tang has been awarded the Wolf Prize in the field of chemistry. Profession Tang invented OLEDs during his work in Kodak back in the 1970s. Tang is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the organic electronic industry and in photovoltaics.

The Wolf Prize is given annually by the Israeli Wolf Foundation and is considered second in prestige to the Nobel Prize. In the 33 years that the Wolf Prize has been awarded, one out of every three scientists to win it in physics, chemistry, and medicine has gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Tang shares the 2011 prize with Professor Stuart Alan Rice of the University of Chicago, and Professor Krzystof Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University.