Professor Ying-Lung Steve TSE(謝應龍教授)

Assistant 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


Since 2015 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

My group is interested in using statistical mechanics and molecular simulation to understand the following

1. Properties of organic-coated water droplets
2. Gas sorption by and ion propensity for the air-water interface
3. Dynamical and equilibrium properties of colloidal particles at liquid-liquid/liquid-solid interfaces
4. Charge transport and mechanical properties of fuel cell membranes


Honours 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. 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. (Just accepted).
2. 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]
3. 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]
4. 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]
5. 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]
6. Chio, C.C.; Tse, Y.-L. S.*, Patchy Colloidal Particles at the Fluid-Fluid Interface, Soft Matter 2018, 14 (46), 9457 – 9465. [Link]
7. 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]
8. 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]
9. 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]
10. 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]
11. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Knight, C.; Voth, G. A., An analysis of hydrated proton diffusion in ab initio molecular dynamics. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 142 (1), 014104. [Link]
12. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Voth, G. A.; Witten, T. A., Ion mixing, hydration, and transport in aqueous ionic systems. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 142 (18), 184905.[Link]