Dr Edmund Chun Ming Tse 謝俊銘
Post-doctoral Research at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
PhD Training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
BSc Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA)
Edmund is exceptionally thankful for the gracious support from the Croucher Foundation for both a PhD scholarship and a post-doctoral fellowship.
College: Edmund gained his first lab experience at the University of Hong Kong under the guidance of Prof. C.-M. Che. He then pursued his bachelor degree at the University of Virginia in the United States. During his time as an undergraduate student, Edmund was fortunate to work for Prof. T. Brent Gunnoe on controlled hydroarylation of ethylene using a ruthenium-Ep complex. This project potentially can unlock a new paradigm to prepare precursors to plastics, fuels, and surfactants on an industrial scale.
Research Internship: Through the College Science Scholar program at the University of Virginia, Edmund had the opportunity to spend one summer working for Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization on partial oxidation of methane to methanol using a tungsten-oxo complex as an advanced catalyst technology that facilitates the efficient use of natural gas.PhD Training: With his experience in organometallic synthesis, exposure in catalytic systems, and background in energy-related studies, in his graduate career Edmund designed and prepared new molecular frameworks for next generation fuel cells under the supervision of Professor Andrew A. Gewirth and Thomas B. Rauchfuss at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.