New Faculty Member: Emily Tsui

Author: Rebecca Hicks



We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Tsui will be joining the faculty at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry this summer. Dr. Tsui is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Prof. Daniel Gamelin, studying the surface chemistry and photophysics of doped semiconductor nanocrystals. In 2014, Dr. Tsui received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where her work focused on biomimetic multimetallic clusters, under the advisement of Prof. Theodor Agapie.

At Notre Dame, Dr. Tsui plans to develop new catalysts using foundational knowledge and techniques pulled from bioinorganic, organometallic, and nanomaterials chemistry. Her group will create new transition metal complexes and nanomaterials that mimic the ability of enzymes to activate strong bonds in small molecules to generate reaction products with high selectivity and high activity.

Dr. Tsui is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, an American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award, the Herbert Newby McCoy Thesis Award, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Originally published by Rebecca Hicks at on April 19, 2017.