19 December 2014

Holiday Season Hours

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting on Wednesday, December 24th and returning Monday, January 5th (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW
15 December 2014

Upcoming Rate Increase Announcement

Dear Valued SSW External Clients; It has been a pleasure working with you over the many years. Thank you for making us part of your solution for surface and materials characterization needs. Surface Science Western (SSW), an ancillary unit of Western University, is mandated to run as a self-sustaining business unit. SSW works with Canadian...
03 December 2014

Strong SSW Presence at Interdisciplinary Research Showcase

The results of various research and analyses carried out at Surface Science Western were on display as part of Western Science`s Interdisciplinary Research Showcase held on December 2, 2014. Research findings from SSW staff and students and a variety of groups that utilize SSW facilities were presented. In this past year alone, over 50 faculty...
30 October 2014

Retirement Annoucement

After 27 years with SSW, it is with heavy hearts but warmest wishes that we announce the retirement of Ross Davidson, our Operations Manager, on September 30, 2014. We are indebted to his vision and commitment for propelling us to our present position in this niche industry. His expertise in surface analysis methodology and techniques,...
22 October 2014

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science 2014 Winner Matt Asmussen

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Asmussen, recent graduate from the Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2014 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Matt’s research focussed on the influence of microstructure on the corrosion of two materials; lightweight Mg alloys and metal alloy nuclear waster forms (MAWF). Matt used a variety...
30 April 2014

Nanoindenter Installed at SSW

SSW has acquired a Hysitron TI-950 TriboIndenter from the Department of Chemistry, Western University. With the assistance of Professor Emeritus Peter Norton, who was the PI on the NSERC grant application for the initial acquisition of the nanoindenter, we have updated the system with a new stage controller. The instrument operates by indenting a diamond...
11 February 2014

SSW Introduction Video

A short video that introduces Surface Science Western and shows some of our equipment and staff. Click on link if video doesn’t appear below.
09 December 2013

Holiday Season Hours

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting on Tuesday, December 24th and returning Thursday, January 2nd (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW
18 November 2013

Discover Western Research Parks Video

A recent video produced by Western Research Parks (link below for video) features some short footage of Surface Science Western instrumentation and scientists. Discover Western Research Parks Video Link
06 November 2013

Major NSERC CRD Award for SSW Scientist Dr. Brian Hart

A Surface Science Western (SSW) Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Brian Hart recently received Collaborative Research and Development award of $1.5 million from NSERC to support a collaborative project to improve methods of extracting metals using advanced surface science technologies. The research, to be undertaken over the next...