Thang graduated from the Vietnamese Naval Academy in 1964. He received his AAS degree in Electronic Technology from Monroe Community College in 1980 and BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1985. He joined the University of Rochester, Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1979. Thang is assisting faculty members with developing, up grading and managing the Introductory Physics Laboratories. Thang also is responsible for maintaining and improving all of the physics lecture demonstrations.