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...
24 July 2013

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science 2013 Winner Pierangelo Gobbo

Congratulations to Mr. Pierangelo Gobbo, Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2013 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Pierangelo’s abstract entitled “Characterization of New Nanomaterials for Sensing and Nanomedicine” highlighted his work on the design, synthesis and reactivity of new “clickable” carbon nanotubes and gold nanoparticles. “Click...
20 June 2013

Cameca 6f Dynamic SIMS Installation

We are very happy to announce the installation of a Cameca 6f Dynamic SIMS instrument at SSW. The 6f instrument will complement our upgraded 3f SIMS, thereby improving SSW’s capability to provide quality analytical SIMS analyses to our clients. The 6f SIMS incorporates many advanced features that improve the quality of the data provided. Elemental...
20 February 2013

Research Highlight: Chemical State Analysis of First Row Transition Metals

Researchers at Surface Science Western, Western University and Mawson Institute, University of South Australia have developed a variety of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) protocols that allow for a fuller understanding of transition metal chemistries at surfaces. Recent work, published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, provides an in-depth look at the bonding within nickel-containing alloys, oxides...