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Professor TSE, Edmund Chun Ming

Professor TSE, Edmund Chun Ming

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • 2859 8943
  • 403 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Designing Catalytic Platform

Current Research


Advanced electrochemistry to enhance the rate of redox catalysis, modulate the pathway of proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, and discover new cancer-relevant bioinorganic proteins.

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Engineering Energy Landscape



  • Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Caltech
  • Croucher Foundation PhD Scholarship at UIUC
Discovering Cancer-Relevant Proteins​

Research Interest

  • Designing electrocatalytic platform for multistep redox reactions
  • Governing product selectivity by altering the reaction landscapes
  • Identifying new DNA/RNA-processing proteins that contain redox-active cofactors

Publications and News

  • Gave a talk at the 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
  • Gave a talk at Kyushu University
  • Gave a talk at 2nd HK-Osaka Joint Symposium on Materials Research
  • Published a report on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. titled “Controlling Proton and Electron Transfer Rates Enhances the Activity of an Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst”(Link)
  • Gave a talk at Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Secured Croucher Foundation Start-Up Fund
  • Gave a talk at California State University, Long Beach


Publications Listing



Awards and Honors



Caltech CTLO Certificate of Interest in University Teaching



Theron Standish Piper Thesis Award



Eastman Travel Grant



Walter Brown Fellowship



James R. Beck Fellowship



Therald Moellar Scholarship, Excellent Instructor Recognition



Echols Scholarship



UVA College Science Scholarship



Dean’s List



Lowcock Scholarship



Joseph W. N. Cheung Scholarship