Faces of Lubricants: Yin Tang

Dec 27, 2018

Yin Tang is a chemist for Ingevity’s lubricants team and the first full-time employee at our new lubricants lab in Shanghai. For the last three months, Yin has worked closely with Scott Cheng, commercial global technical lead, to develop the new lab that will provide technical expertise to our Chinese customers. Prior to joining Ingevity, Yin spent four years in a technical role for BASF’s soft plastics business. With a chemistry background and technical service experience, Yin will be instrumental in providing knowledge and expertise to our Asian customers.

Tell us about the experience you bring to your role. 

I worked as a chemist with BASF for the last four years after receiving my master’s degree from Shanghai Donghua University. During my time at BASF, I provided technical services in the soft plastics division. I can quickly adapt myself to this role in the chemical industry because of my chemical background, technical service exposure and lab experience.

Describe what you do at Ingevity.

I am a chemist for the new lubricants lab in Shanghai expected to be completed by the end of January 2019. I administer various metalworking fluid performance tests dealing with foaming, formulation stability and corrosion inhibition. I also provide technical services for our Chinese customers depending on their needs.

What’s your idea of happiness?

I believe the key to happiness is having wonderful life with the right person and family, while being able to do as you’d like.

Where would you like to live?

I enjoy living in Shanghai because all my friends live here and it’s a great city for dreams to come true.

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of the growth I’ve experienced throughout my life. Growing up in lower class with divorced parents, I learned self-control and independence early on. I believe being able to take on life’s pressures will continue to benefit me in the future.

What’s a hobby you’d like to begin?

I’m intrigued to learn combat skills as a means of protection, as well as bodybuilding to stay healthy.

What’s your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would consist of lying on the beach and enjoying the scenery with my family and special someone.

What does success mean to you?

Success is achieving your goals both in your career and in life.

What is the last adventure you went on?

This year, I climbed the Mingyue mountain in Yichun. Although it was quite challenging, the scenery at the top was worth it!

What is special about the place you grew up?

I grew up in a small town in Nanchang. Since I left in 2008, it has grown to become even more beautiful and quaint.

What is your life motto?

My life motto is “cross the bridge when you come to it”.