Surface Science Western (SSW) is a consulting and research laboratory specializing in the analysis and characterization of surfaces and materials.

The high quality, reliable analytical services provided to our clients have facilitated development and production, decreased costly returns, innovated processes and increased profitability.

Since its inception in 1981, SSW has successfully served a number of high profile clients across a range of industry sectors including: energy, mineral resources, health services, automotive, aerospace, environmental, electronics and plastics. In servicing a vast range of these clients, from small manufacturing facilities to industrial giants, SSW has garnered a solid reputation for quality, innovation and timely service.

Along with the 250 people-years of experience and unparalleled interpretive skills of our researchers, SSW is also one of Canada’s best-equipped laboratories for surface and materials analysis. An ISO 17025:2017 certified lab, located at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, SSW provides clients with direct and convenient access to a number of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are committed to improving quality using state-of-the-art analytical techniques. SSW can also boast of its team of dedicated scientists and their impressive track record in materials and surfaces research. To date, SSW researchers have produced over 500 publications in the field of materials and surface analysis.

Our goal is to meet your needs quickly, completely, and confidentially.