PacTrans Regional Transportation Seminar: Dr. Man-Chung Tang

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. PST
HUB 332
Reception to follow

Organized by

The Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10

Presentation Title



Innovation is the engine that drives civilization. Without innovation, there would have been no civilization at all and we humans would be still living in caves. When innovation stops, civilization also ceases to advance. But, what is innovation, how to innovate, and who can innovate? The answer is: 5xI + 3xW + 3xC.


PacTrans, seminarDr. Man-Chung Tang, PE, is the Chairman of T.Y. Lin International, a consulting engineering firm with its headquarters in San Francisco, California.  He received his Doctor of Engineering degree in 1965 from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, and Honorary Doctorate degrees in Engineering, Literature, and Architecture from various Universities.  He has designed over 100 major bridges in different parts of the world, hence, “The sun never sets on his bridges.”  Dr. Tang is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and an Honorary Professor of twelve Universities.

For questions, please contact Ms. Maria Bayya, assistant director for PacTrans, at or (206) 685‐6648.


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