16 November 2016

Western Award of Excellence Nomination

This year our staff at SSW as a team was nominated for the 2016 Western Award of Excellence. This award is the highest level of recognition for staff members and recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to our campus community. It was noted in our nomination letter that “the fact that your team has been...
08 November 2016

SSW’s 35th Anniversary Celebrations Keynote Address

The following is a transcript of the keynote address from our 35th Anniversary Celebrations given by Dr. Stewart McIntyre, director of Surface Science Western from 1981 to 2005. “Thank you all for attending this recognition of Surface Science Western staff, present and past, for their achievements in reaching this milestone. In these days of transitory...
30 September 2016

Western Research Parks 2016 Recipient of Outstanding Park Award

Surface Science Western would like to convey its congratulations to the team at Western Research Parks. Just recently, the 600-member Association of University Research Parks named Western as its 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Park Award. This is only the 3rd time this Award has been handed out to a Canadian-based Park. It is also...
09 September 2016

SSW Director David Shoesmith named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Prof. Dave Shoesmith, SSW’s Director, on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities...
28 July 2016

2016 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award winner Joseph Turnbull

Congratulations to Mr. Joseph Turnbull, PhD candidate from the Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2016 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Joseph’s research abstract was entitled “Corrosion of Copper Nuclear Waste Containers in Aqueous HNO3 Solutions”. Joseph has used a variety of surface analysis techniques during his studies, including...
04 July 2016

SSW’s 35th Anniversary – Save the Date

This year marks Surface Science Western’s 35th Anniversary – yes we’ve been doing surface analysis and materials characterization since 1981! Please save the date of Friday, November 4th in the afternoon and early evening to come to London and celebrate this milestone with us. Invitations to follow by email in September.
24 February 2016

Imperial Oil Limited University Research Award for SSW Researchers

Surface Science Western Director Professor Dave Shoesmith and Senior Research Scientist Dr. Sridhar Ramamurthy have been awarded an Imperial Oil Limited University Research Award ($25,000) to develop a better understanding of the corrosion behaviour of typical engineering materials used in refinery processes in solutions containing dilute fluoride ions, with and without the presence of chloride...