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Surface Science Western and Alyssa Moore (Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario) are using Micro-CT to image and analyze the bones and cartilages of developing mouse skulls to better understand skull development in normal and disrupted developmental conditions. Alyssa aims to compare normally developed mouse skulls to skulls that...
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Surface Science Western will be closed starting Wednesday, December 22nd at 4 pm until Tuesday, January 4th at 8 am for the Christmas holiday. Seasons greetings from all of us at SSW.
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Please read more on the Electrochemical Society website! “Congratulations to Thalia Standish of the University of Western Ontario for receiving the 2021 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award. Each year, the division recognizes and rewards outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. Such early recognition of highly qualified corrosion scientists...
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Using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry to probe surface complexes of relevance for biocorrosion processes Are you interested in studying an important topic in depth? Apply for grad studies with professors Yolanda Hedberg and Heng-Yong Nie at the Department of Chemistry and Surface Science Western! We are seeking candidates with background in mass spectrometric analyses,...
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40 years on and still thriving!!  From no cellphones and emails to the age of social media and instant messaging!!!!  Surface Science Western is celebrating 40th Anniversary of its establishment this year (started in 1981).  We have a very-well equipped and the state of the art analytical techniques in house, servicing a wide range of...
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Sina is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Western University. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Noël and his research has focused on the pitting probability of Cu under Deep Geological Repository (DGR) conditions. Cu has sufficient corrosion resistance in different environments such as deaerated conditions; however, localized corrosion...
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Alan Shepard, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario and Shelly Tapp, Deputy Minister of Colleges and Universities visited Surface Science Western for a tour of our state-of-the-art instruments last week! Photo of Alan Shepard, Shelly Tapp and Brad Kobe.
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Surface Science Western (SSW) is accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements. Our customers can be assured our testing and consulting services conform to this International Standard for calibration and testing laboratories. This accreditation identifies SSW as achieving the technical competence and management system requirements that guarantee the consistent integrity and accuracy of our analytical...
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Gary Good, Operations Manager We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of our Operations and Quality Manager, Gary Good. He has been an outstanding addition for more than 33 years of service and a true inspiration for all of us. His contributions were integral to our success and continuity. He will...
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SSW Director Dr. Mark Biesinger 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...
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