08 August 2018

Research Scientist Position (Polymeric and Composite Materials, Coatings) at Surface Science Western

Our lab is growing again. Surface Science seeks a Research Scientist in the field of polymeric and composite materials, including coatings applied to these materials. Full details below. To apply visit: https://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html Note: All applications must be made through Western’s HR portal. Job ID 14134 Faculty/Unit Faculty of Science Department Surface Science Employee Group PMA...
17 April 2018

4.0 Symposium by Western’s Industry 4.0 Network (WIN 4.0)

Surface Science Western will be participating in The 2nd Industrial 4.0 Symposium organized by WIN 4.0 (Western’s Industry 4.0 Network), Western University. This symposium, held on May 7-8th at Western University, provides a platform for researchers, engineers, educators and students to exchange knowledge and opinions on the upcoming industry revolution. This is a free event,...
29 March 2018

Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018 Conference

One of our very own Research Scientists, Ms. Becky Sarazen, attended the 2nd Biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference on March 4, 2018. “I was honored to be a part of the industry fair at the 2nd Biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018 Conference yesterday which aims to inspire, engage and empower young...
07 February 2018

Rust Revealed – Video of On-Going Research

Electrochemistry group member Thalia Standish has qualified for the Top 75 @NSERC_CRSNG Science, Action! video contest. This video highlights some of her work and the work being done in the group. The 25 videos that get the most views between February 6 and March 2 will move on to the final round of judging and...
19 January 2018

New Metallographic Polishing System Installed at SSW

SSW is please to announce the installation of a new Struers LaboPol-20/LaboForce-50. This system is used for professional semi-automatic materialographic and metallographic preparation (grinding and polishing of materials). Staff can use recipes employing varying grinding materials, polishing speeds and pressures that will allow for preparation of high quality sections of an extremely wide range of...
18 December 2017

Holiday Season Hours

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting at Friday, December 22rd (i.e. closed Friday) and returning Tuesday, January 2rd (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW.
25 October 2017

Retirement Announcement

After almost 30 years with SSW, it is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Suzanne Hicks, our Logistics and Administrative Assistant. Everyone will always remember the kindness, support, respect and extreme attention to detail that Suzanne has provided us over the years. The SSW family, students and clients will miss her greatly...
17 October 2017

SSW Scientists at Advanced Photon Source

Surface Science Western’s (SSW’s) scientists Rebecca Sarazen and Sridhar Ramamurthy, along with Thalia Standish and Dmitrij Zagidulin from the Chemistry Department, were at the Advanced Photon Source (APS, Chicago) performing micro X-ray tomography (micro-CT) measurements on copper-coated steel samples. Access to APS, located within Argonne National Laboratories (ANL) in Chicago, is based on the review...
24 August 2017

Research Highlight: Layer-by-Layer Optimization of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) Nanocrystals for use in Solar Cell Devices

Research highlight from our recent N. Stewart McIntyre award winner Matthew J. Turnbull, Department of Chemistry, Western University. The primary goal of this research is to elucidate the key features that differentiate nanocrystal-based CZTS films from their crystalline counterparts. As indicated in Figure 1, there are three main mechanisms by which electrons move from the...
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