26 April 2017

SSW Director Shoesmith Recipient of Lee Hsun Lecture Award

The recipient of 2016 Lee Hsun Lecture Series—Lee Hsun Lecture Award, chemistry professor and SSW director David Shoesmith visited the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS) from March 13 to 17, 2017. During the visit, Prof. Shoesmith delivered a lecture entitled “A Model for the Corrosion of Spent Nuclear Fuel, and...
18 April 2017

SSW Receives RTI Grant

Surface Science Western, in conjunction with the Western Nanofabrication Facility and the Tandetron Accelerator Facility, is delighted to announce that they have received an NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grant (Operations and Maintenance Support for Research Equipment). This grant is for $150,000.00 and will be used to provide financial support for operations, personnel, parts,...
10 February 2017

Important Notice on Credit Card Payments to SSW/Western

To ensure a client’s credit card information remains secure, Western employees are no longer permitted to accept credit card information by any medium, i.e. verbally, face-to-face, phone, e-mail of facsimile. Western has implemented an on-line credit card payment form that replaces the old fillable form. There is no need to print or fax anything; simply...
01 February 2017

Research Highlight: A ToF-SIMS Approach to Depth Profiling Cross-Linked Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Films

Researchers from SSW, Xerox Research Centre of Canada and Chengdu Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Technology R&D Center developed a TOF-SIMS approach to determine the degree of cross-linking on the surface and its variations in nanoscale depths of organic materials. They proposed that ion intensity ratio (ρ) between C6H¯ and C4H¯ can be used to...
17 January 2017

SSW Welcomes Dr. Jamie Noël

SSW would like to welcome on board Dr. James Noël, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry as an Affiliate Member of SSW. Jamie is an electrochemist and corrosion scientist, with special expertise in in situ neutron reflectometry, crevice corrosion, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. His research interests include corrosion of candidate materials for use in nuclear waste...
19 December 2016

Holiday Season Hours

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting on Friday, December 23rd and returning Tuesday, January 3rd (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW.
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...