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Prof. Ying-Lung Steve Tse

Assistant Professor

location Room 246 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6373
Email stevetse@cuhk.edu.hk
Research Group Tse Research Group Website


2006-2011 Ph.D. Stanford University
(Summa Cum Laude)
Towson University


Since 2015
Assistant Professor, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Postdoctoral Scholar,
The University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Scholar,
The University of Chicago,
Coloardo 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

  • Properties of organic-coated water droplets
  • Gas sorption by and ion propensity for the air-water interface
  • Dynamical and equilibrium properties of colloidal particles at liquid-liquid/liquid-solid interfaces
  • 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. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. Biswas, R.; Tse, Y.-L. S.; Tokmakoff, A.; Voth, G. A., Role of pre-solvation and anharmonicity in aqueous phase hydrated proton solvation and transport. J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120 (8), 1793-1804. [Link]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Sarode, H. N.; Lindberg, G. E.; Witten, T. A.; Yang, Y.; Herring, A. M.; Voth, G. A., Chloride enhances fluoride mobility in anion exchange membrane/polycationic systems. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118 (2), 845-853. [Link]
  9. Savage, J.; Tse, Y.-L. S.; Voth, G. A., Proton transport mechanism of perfluorosulfonic acid membranes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118 (31), 17436-17445. [Link]
  10. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Herring, A. M.; Kim, K.; Voth, G. A., Molecular dynamics simulations of proton transport in 3M and Nafion perfluorosulfonic acid membranes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117 (16), 8079-8091. [Link]
  11. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Andersen, H. C., Modified scaling principle for rotational relaxation in a model for suspensions of rigid rods. J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 139 (4), 044905. [Link]
  12. Tse, Y.-L. S.; Andersen, H. C., A lattice model of the translational dynamics of nonrotating rigid rods. J. Chem. Phys. 2012, 136 (2), 024904. [Link]