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TSUI Ophelia Kwan Chui 徐崑翠
PhD, Princeton University
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Prof Ophelia Tsui obtained her BSc degree (first class honor) from University of Hong Kong and PhD degree from Princeton University. She was a postdoc in MIT and UMass Amherst before joining the Physics Department of HKUST in 1998. In 2007, she moved to Boston University. In 2017, she rejoined the Physics department of HKUST. Professor Tsui has published more than 85 refereed journal articles, two edited books and one patent. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and an Editorial Advisory Board member of Macromolecules.
Prof Tsui’s main research interests include the flow dynamics and surface structure of polymer nanometer films, mechanical and rheological properties of polymer nanostructures and nanocomposites, and impacts of interfaces on these properties. She is also interested in the fundamentals of glass transition, atomic force microscopy, surface analyses, and dielectric spectroscopy. 
Research Areas
Polymer nanometer films, polymer nanostructures, surface analyses   
Representative Publications
  • “Conflicting Confinement Effects on the Tg, Diffusivity and Effective Viscosity of Polymer Films: A Case Study with Poly(isobutyl methacrylate) on Silica and Possible Resolution”, Kung Geng, Reika Katsumata, Xuanji Yu, Heonjoo Ha, Austin R. Dulaney, Christopher J. Ellison and Ophelia K. C. Tsui, Macromolecules, 50, 609-617 (2017).
  • “Glass Transition Dynamics and Surface Layer Mobility in Unentangled Polystyrene Films", Z. Yang, Y. Fujii, F. K. Lee, C. -H. Lam, O. K. C. Tsui, Science, 328, 1676 (2010).
  • "Variable Liquid Crystal Pretilt Angles by Nanostructured Surfaces", F. S. Y. Yeung, J. Y. Ho, Y. W. Li, F. C. Xie, O. K. C. Tsui, P. Sheng, H. S. Kwok, Appl. Phys. Lett., 88, 051910 (2006).
  • "Liquid Crystal Orientation Transition on Microtextured Substrates", Baoshe Zhang, Fuk Kay Lee, Ophelia K. C. Tsui, Ping Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, 215501 (2003).
  • "Effect of C60 Molecular Rotation on Nanotribology", Qi Liang, O. K. C. Tsui, Yabo Xu, Hongnian Li, Xudong Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 146102 (2003).
  • "Effect of Interfacial Interactions on the Glass Transition of Polymer Thin Films", O. K. C. Tsui, T. P. Russell, C.J. Hawker, Macromolecules, 34, 5535 (2001).
  • “Effect of Chain Ends and Chain Entanglement on Glass Transition Temperature of Polymer Thin Films”, O.K.C. Tsui, H. F. Zhang, Macromolecules, 34(26) 9139-9142 (2001).
  • “Observation of Inverted Phases in Poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) Triblock Copolymer by Solvent-Induced Order-Disorder Phase Transition”, Qingling Zhang, O.K.C. Tsui, Binyang Du, Fajun Zhang, Tao Tang, Tianbai He, Macromolecules, 33, 9561-9567 (2000).
  • "Studying Surface Glass-to-Rubber Transition Using Atomic Force Microscopic Adhesion Measurements" O.K.C. Tsui, X. P. Wang, Jacob Y. L. Ho, T. K. Ng, Xudong Xiao, Macromolecules, 33, 4198 (2000).
  • "Sharp Magnetoabsorption Resonances in the Vortex State of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d", Ophelia K. C. Tsui, N. P. Ong, Y. Matsuda, Y. F. Yan and J. B. Peterson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 724 (1994).
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