John Tse, professor and Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Materials Science, was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2008. Dr. Tse is recognized as a leader in the application of sophisticated computational and experimental methods to determine the relationship between the structure and properties of complex solids. As a Canada Research Chair, he explores the behaviour of materials under high pressures and temperatures-research that could lead to advanced alloys and electronics, as well as a better understanding of the chemistry and dynamics of Earth's molten iron core. Dr. Tse earned his BSc from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD (chemistry) from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the National Research Council after graduation, eventually achieving the distinguished rank of Principal Research Officer at the prestigious Steacie Institute of Molecular Sciences before coming to the U of S in 2004.
John Tse is a scientific leader, nationally and internationally, in the application of sophisticated computational and experimental methods to determine the relation between structure and properties of complex solids. His fundamental work on phase high-pressure transformations in solids, and on the structure and thermal properties of natural and synthetic gas hydrates (clathrates), is of great potential significant for the eventual exploitation of this immense resource.
About the Royal Society of Canada
RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada's national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.
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