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...
25 January 2013

Surface Canada 2013

Surface Science Western is proud to sponsor the Surface Canada 2013 Conference being held in London on May 7-10, 2013. Conference details and registration can be found online. A short course on “Experimental Techniques to Investigate Surfaces: Synchrotron, Nanofabrication, Ion Scattering and Nanophysics, Surface Analytical Methods, Electrochemical Surface Probes” will be held On Saturday, May...
16 October 2012

SSW Runs For the Cure

SSW staff and their families recently participated in the 21st annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. The Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of breast...
26 July 2012

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award Winner 2012 – Mayuri Razdan

Congratulations to Ms. Mayuri Razdan, Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2012 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Mayuri’s work on the “Critical Role of Surface Science for Corrosion Studies of Uranium dioxide (UO2) Under Nuclear Waste Disposal Conditions” was highly praised by the judging panel. Mayuri...
21 March 2012

Short Course on Surface Science and Microanalysis

A Short Course on Surface Science and Microanalysis will be presented by Surface Science Western and The Electrochemistry and Corrosion Studies Group at Western as part of 24th Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC). Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Registration Deadline: Wednesday May 16, 2012 Location: Conference Rooms A&B, Convergence Centre, Western University Research Park, 999...
06 February 2012

Highlight: AFM Reveals Subcellular Features for Autism Research

Researchers at Surface Science Western and the Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group at Western University have developed an atomic force microscope (AFM) phase imaging technique that allows for imaging of subcellular structures in unfixed rat brain sections. The contrast in phase images originates from the difference in mechanical properties between biological structures. Visualization of the...
25 November 2011

100% Customer Satisfaction!

Surface Science Western has recently completed our annual customer survey with 100% of respondents satisfied with the service provided. We remain committed to providing timely, thorough and confidential analytical services to our customers. Here’s what some had to say: “Great service and staff! We are impressed by the quality of your work, especially at this...
28 September 2011

Surface Science Google Groups

The Surface Science List Server, which was maintained by Surface Science Western for over 15 years, has now merged with the Surface Science Network Forum using Google Groups. This group hosts all manner of discussions pertaining to surface science including technical and scientific questions, courses and conferences, job postings and equipment for sale. Membership in...
28 July 2011

SSW Welcomes New Director

SSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Shoesmith as our new Scientific Director beginning August 1, 2011. David is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Western and specializes in research on the electrochemistry of materials and corrosion science. He presently holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Nuclear...
14 July 2011


Surface Science Western would like to congratulate Brad Kobe, P.Eng. for successfully receiving his professional engineers license. Brad has worked hard over the last year to fulfill the necessary qualifications. Congratulations Brad!