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Charlie MacDonald
Congratulations to SSW Director Dr. Mark Biesinger on being awarded Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) in recognition of his years of work on the development of advanced X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques and his efforts in scientific communication within the XPS and surface science community. From IAAM: “Fellow of IAAM is...
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Surface Science Western will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – Monday, January 4, 2021. Please stay safe and enjoy the holidays. Happy Holidays, From SSW
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Virtual Lab Tour of SSW” at London’s Manufacturing Matters 2020 Conference as part of our involvement with the Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. Take a look to see some of our state-of-the-art equipment and hear from our surface science experts!
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Our work with Ariel Smith through Coastal Action has been highlighted in CBC’s As it Happens and CBC News article. Also see our microplastics page on the characterization of microplastics by FTIR spectroscopy: www.surfacesciencewestern.com/industrial-solutions/characterizationmicroplastics/”
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  Surface Science Western would like to congratulate Marshall Yang, winner of this year’s N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science.  Marshall is a member of Dr. Hui Zhang and Dr. Jesse Zhu’s (Western Engineering) research group who specialize in particle fluidization, powder coatings and pharmaceutical coatings. Marshall’s work, which utilized a wide range of...
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Two Ph.D. students from Jamie Noel’s research group have reached the top 20 finalists in NSERC’s Science Exposed photo contest. The winner will be determined by public voting. Please go to the website, look at the top 20 cool science photos. Please vote for the photo submitted by either Mengnan Guo or Martin Badley. You...
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SSW recently installed a Zeiss Xradia 410 Versa Micro-CT and a Deben CT500 mechanical testing unit (soon to be upgraded to CT5000). With this instrument, SSW scientist Dr. Heng-Yong Nie has been collaborating with the research group of Professor Yu Liu at Jiangnan University to develop analytical approaches to understanding mechanical responses of 3D printed...
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It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Mary Jane Walzak as of April 30, 2020.  Mary Jane has been with SSW for over 30 years and her expertise and problem solving abilities have helped many clients resolve their complex manufacturing issues, particularly in the areas of polymer surface chemistry and analysis. ...
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                  David Shoesmith celebrated his retirement yesterday (October 17, 2019). Dave technically joined Surface Science Western as our Director in 2011, however he was an integral part of the lab for many years and was of crucial importance to the success of the lab. His hard work,...
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SSW’s Brad Kobe talking about XPS imaging at our very own 2019 XPS Short Course. Students from Western University, Dalhousie University, Trent University, University of Guelph, York University and NRC are soaking up all the information! This is a two-day course instructed by our very own Mr. Brad Kobe and Dr. Mark Biesinger. If you...
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