Professor Ying-Lung Steve TSE(謝應龍教授)

Associate Professor


location    Room 246 Science Centre

Phone No.    (852) 3943 6373


Research Group    Tse Research Group Website








2006 – 2011 Ph.D. (Stanford Graduate Fellow) Stanford University
2001 – 2005 B.Sc. (Summa cum laude) Towson University


2021 – present Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2015 – 2021 Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2012 – 2015 Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of Chicago
2011 – 2012 Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of Chicago, Colorado School of Mines, and The National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Research Interests

By using theory and computation, our group is interested in understanding

1. Force field parametrization for interfacial systems
2. Thermodynamic and dynamical properties of organic-coated water droplets
2. Hindered diffusion of colloidal particles near liquid-liquid/liquid-solid interfaces
4. Chemical kinetics of catalyzed asymmetric organic reactions (in collaboration with Prof. Ying-Yeung YEUNG)


Honors and Awards

2019 Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2013-2015 Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hong Kong
2011 Annual Reviews Prize in Physical Chemistry, Stanford
2006-2009 Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford
2006 Paul Flory Award, Stanford
2005 Achievement in Chemistry, ACS Maryland Section
2005 Merck Award in Organic, Towson
2005 Floyd Blankenship Memorial Award in Physical Chemistry, Towson
2004 American Institute of Chemists Student Award, Towson
2004 Tutor of the Year, Towson
2004 The Ronald and Linda Raspet Scholarship Endowment, Towson


Representative Publications

1. Guan, X.; Liu, Y.; Wan, Z.*; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Ngai, T.*, Non-covalent reconfigurable microgel colloidosomes with a well-defined bilayer shell, Chem. Sci., 2022. (Just accepted) [Link]
2. Xu, J.; Liu, Y.; Guo, T.; Sun, G.*; Luo, J.; Liu, R.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Ngai, T.*, Investigation of the Contact Angle and Packing Density of Silica Nanoparticles at a Pickering Emulsion Interface Fixed by UV Polymerization, Langmuir, 2022, 38 (14), 4234-4242. [Link]
3. Zheng, T.; Wang, X.; Ng, W.-H.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*; Yeung, Y.-Y.*, Catalytic Enantio- and Diastereoselective Domino Halocyclization and Spiroketalization, Nat. Catal. 2020, 3 (12), 993-1001. [Link]
4. Chio, C.C.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Hindered Diffusion near Fluid-Solid Interfaces: Comparison of Molecular Dynamics to Continuum Hydrodynamics, Langmuir 2020, 36 (32), 9412-9423. (ACS Editors’ Choice). [Link]
5. Pak, C.Y.; Li, W.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Free Energy and Dynamics of Organic-Coated Water Droplet Coalescence, J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124 (16), 8749-8757. [Link]
6. Li, W.; Pak, C.Y.; Wang, X.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Uptake of Common Atmospheric Gases by Organic-Coated Water Droplets, J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (31), 18924-18931. [Link]
7. Chen, C.; Arnsten, C.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Simulation Study of the Effects of Phase Separation on Hydroxide Solvation and Transport in Anion Exchange Membranes, J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 152 (9), 094903. [Link]
8. Chio, C.C.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Patchy Colloidal Particles at the Fluid-Fluid Interface, Soft Matter 2018, 14 (46), 9457 – 9465. [Link]
9. Pak, C.Y.; Li, W.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Free Energy and Dynamics of Water Droplet Coalescence, J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122 (40), 22975–22984. [Link]
10. Li, W.; Pak, C.Y.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Free Energy Study of H2O, N2O5, SO2, and O3 Gas Sorption by Water Droplets/Slabs, J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 148 (16), 164706.[Link]
11. Chen, C.; Tse, Y.-L. S.; Lindberg, G. E.; Knight, C.; Voth, G. A.*, Hydroxide solvation and transport in anion exchange membranes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (3), 991-1000.[Link]
12. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Chen, C.; Lindberg, G. E.; Kumar, R.; Voth, G. A.*, Propensity of hydrated excess protons and hydroxide anions for the air-water Interface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (39), 12610-12616. [Link]