Ying Tsui

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
(780) 492-5149
13-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Photonics and Plasmas Laser Matter Interactions


Dr. Ying Yin Tsui is currently a professor in the Faculty of Engineering. He served as Acting Vice Dean (2021 - 2022), Associate Dean of Research & Internationalization (2015 - 2021) and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies for Electrical & Computer Engineering (2004 - 2007 & 2009 - 2014). He has been a Guest Scientist of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and was a visiting scientist of the Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineering the province of Alberta. He was the Chair of the Division of Plasma Physics of the Canadian Association of Physicists. He has been involved in organizing many scientific conferences including as the Chair of the 43rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and the 2017 International Workshop on Warm Dense Matter. He is a reviewer for research proposals, publications, university appointments & promotions. He has served on many local, national and international scientific advisory and research grant committees and boards.


Dr. Tsui is interested in the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter. His research is mainly focused on the fundamental understanding of the interaction of optical radiation with matter as well as the development of several photonic applications. In addition, he is also interested in the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter at other frequencies including x-ray and THz. Currently, he is using ultrafast pump-probe techniques to gain fundamental understanding of Warm Dense Matter and High Energy Density Matter and uses the knowledge for applications including laser materials processing and inertial confinement fusion. He is also applying laser light scattering techniques to study complex materials and focuses on environmental and biomedical applications.

He has published over 150 scientific articles, given over 50 invited talks and contributed to over 200 conference presentations.


A real time in situ light-scattering technique for tailings solids content measurement: Near-infrared versus visible wavelengths

Author(s): T. Srivastava et al.
Publication Date: 8/22/2022
Publication: Environ. Technol. Innov.
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 102876
DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2022.102876

Ultrafast multi-cycle terahertz measurements of the electrical conductivity in strongly excited solids

Author(s): Z. Chen et al.
Publication Date: 3/12/2021
Publication: Nature Communications
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: article 1638
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-21756-6

Integration of light scattering with machine learning for label free cell detection

Author(s): Wendy Wan et al.
Publication Date: 1/6/2021
Publication: Biomedical Optics Express
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 3512-3529
DOI: 10.1364/BOE.424357

Interatomic potential in the nonequilibrium warm dense matter regime

Author(s): Z. Chen et al.
Publication Date: 8/15/2018
Publication: Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume: 121
Page Numbers: 075002
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.075002

Visualizing the heterogeneous to homogeneous melting transition with ultrafast electron diffraction

Author(s): M.Z. Mo et al.
Publication Date: 6/29/2018
Publication: Science
Volume: 360
Page Numbers: 1415
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2058

Postfabrication Phase Error Correction of Silicon Photonic Circuits by Single Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Author(s): D. Bachman et al.,
Publication Date: 2/15/2017
Publication: Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume: 35
Page Numbers: 588 - 595
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2016.2633317

Fusion 2030 Roadmap for Canada

Author(s): N. Alexander, et al.,
Publication Date: 10/28/2016
External Link: https://www.cns-snc.ca/about-cns/divisions/fusion/fusion-energy-science-and-technology-cns-fest/fusion-2030-a-roadmap-for-canada/

New Science Opportunity Enabled by LCLS-II X-ray Lasers

Author(s): P. Abbamonte, et al.,
Publication Date: 6/1/2015
Publication: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Publications
Volume: SLAC R-1053
Page Numbers: 1 - 189
External Link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1630267

Ultrafast terahertz scanning tunneling microscope

Author(s): T.L. Cocker, et al.,
Publication Date: 7/7/2013
Publication: Nature Photonics
Volume: 7
Page Numbers: 620
DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2013.151

Limitation on Pre-pulse Level For Cone-Guided Fast-Ignition ICF

Author(s): A. G. MacPhee, et al.,
Publication Date: 2/4/2010
Publication: Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume: 104
Page Numbers: 055002
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.055002

Mitigation of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effects from Short-Pulse Lasers and Fusion Neutrons

Author(s): D. C. Eder, et al.,
Publication Date: 3/6/2009
Publication: Lawrence Livermore National Lab Report
Volume: LLNL-TR-411183
External Link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/950076