Cheuk-Wai Tai


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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Telephone 08-16 17 05
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C250
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Cheuk-Wai Tai joined Department of Environmental and Materials Chemistry in 2009. His research interests are in the structure-property relationships in funcational materials, electron microscopy applcations and method development. He is also responsible for the transmission electron microscopes and sample preparation equipment in Electron Microscopy Center. In addition, he is serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Electronic Materials and an editor of the Open Engineering.

Previous academic employments:


Awards and Fellowships:

  • Fellow, The Royal Microscopical Society, U. K.
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Marie Curie Fellowship (2007-2009), European Commission
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship (2003/2004), Hong Kong S.A.R. Government


He currently teaches Solid State Chemistry (KZ7003) (15 ECTS) and is the course responsible of Introduction to Analytical Electron Microscopy (KZ8009) (7.5 ECTS). Before 2011 he taught and was the course repsonsible of Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (KZ8010) (7.5 ECTS).


Current research interests:

  1. Electron Microscopy & Spectroscopy
  2. Functional & Energy Materials
  3. Electron-based Pair Distribution Function & Diffuse Scattering

Some selected recent publications:

Rechargeability of aqueous sulfate Zn/MnO2 batteries enhanced by accessible Mn2+ ions
Energy Storage Materials 15 351-360 (2018)
M. Chamoun, W. R. Brant, C.-W. Tai, G. Karlsson & D. Noréus

Investigation of local structural phase transitions in 95Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-5BaTiO3 piezoceramics by means of in-situ transmission electron microscopy
J. Appl. Phys. 123 244105 (2018)
A. Neagu & C.-W. Tai

The influence of potassium content on structural disorder in Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-solid solutions near morphotropic phase boundary
Scr. Mater. 152 49-54 (2018)
A. Neagu & C.-W. Tai

Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Constructed from Nanoparticle Aggregates with Unprecedented Surface Area and Mesoporosity
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 21556–21564 (2018)
R. Sun, P. Zhang, É. G. Bajnóczi, A. Neagu, C.-W. Tai, I. Persson, M. Strømme & O. Cheung

Multiscale interfacial strategy to engineer mixed metal oxide anodes towards an enhanced cycling efficiency
Y. Ma, C.-W. Tai, S. Li, K. Zhang, K. Edström & B. Wei
ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 10 20095-20105 (2018)

Effect of in situ electric-field-assisted growth on antiphase boundaries in epitaxial Fe3O4 thin films on MgO
Phys. Rev. Mater. 2 054407 (2018)
A. Kumar, E. Wetterskog, E. Lewin, C.-W. Tai, S. Akansel, S. Husain, T. Edvinsson, R. Brucas, S. Chaudhary & P. Svedlindh

Local disorder in Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-piezoceramic determined by 3D electron diffuse scattering
Sci. Rep. 7 12519 (2017)
A. Neagu & C.-W. Tai

Synthesis of benzofurans and indoles from terminal alkynes and iodoaromatics catalyzed by recyclable palladium nanoparticles immobilized on siliceous mesocellular foam
Chem. Eur. J. 23 12886-12891 (2017)
A. Bruneau, K. Gustafson, N. Yuan, C.-W. Tai, I. Persson, X. Zou & J.-E. Bäckvall

Unusual seeding mechanism for enhanced performance in solid-phase magnetic extraction of Rare Earth Elements
Sci. Rep. 7 43740 (2017)
E. P. Legaria, J. Rocha, C.-W. Tai, V. G. Kessler & G. A. Seisenbaeva

SUePDF: a program to obtain qu­antitative pair distribution functions from electron diffraction data
J. Appl. Crystallogr. 50 304-312 (2017)
D. T. Tran, G. Svensson & C.-W. Tai

Interfacial strain and defects in asymmetric Fe-Mn oxides hybrid nanoparticles
Nanoscale 8 14171-14177 (2016)
A. Mayence, M.Wéry, D. T. Tran, E. Wetterskog, P. Svedlindh, C.-W. Tai & L. Bergström

Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Anatase-TiO2 Nanoparticles by Fullerene Modification: A Theoretical and Experimental Study
Appl. Surf. Sci. 387 750-758 (2016)
K. Qi, R. Selvaraj, T. Al Fahdi, S. Al-Kindy, Y. Kim, G.-C. Wang, C.-W. Tai & M. Sillanpää

Integrated Heterogeneous Metal/Enzymatic Multiple Relay Catalysis for Eco-friendly and Asymmetric Synthesis
ACS Catalysis 6 3932-3940 (2016)
C. Palo-Nieto, S. Afewerki, M. Anderson, C.-W. Tai, P. Berglund & A. Córdova

Atomic structure and oxygen deficiency of the ultrathin aluminium oxide barrier in Al/AlOx/Al Josephson junctions
Sci. Rep. 6 29679 (2016)
L. Zeng, D. T. Tran, C.-W. Tai, G. Svensson & E. Olsson

Mild Deoxygenation of Aromatic Ketones and Aldehydes over Pd/C Using Polymethylhydrosiloxane as the Reducing Agent
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54 5122-5126 (2015)
A. Volkov, K. P. J. Gustafson, C. W. Tai, O. Verho, J. E. Bäckvall & H. Adolfsson

Iron doping effects in NiMn2O4 structures with hierarchical porosity: stabilization of the cubic spinel phase and kinetics activation for Li storage
Chem. Mater. 27  7698–7709 (2015)
Y. Ma, C.-W. Tai, R. Younesi, T. Gustafsson, J. Y. Lee & K. Edström

Last updated: October 19, 2018

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