News & Events

News & Events at Surface Science Western

Congratulations Gary Good on your retirement!

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...
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SSW Director Dr. Mark Biesinger Awarded Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials

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...
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CMC Microsystems Grants for Academics Doing Device Fabrication and Characterization

CMC Microsystems has for many years provided small grants to academic researchers to help cover device fabrication costs. They have recently announced that characterization costs, like those provided at Surface Science Western, can now also be covered using these grants. For more information see MNT Portal | CMC Microsystems.
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Virtual Lab Tour of SSW

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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Congratulations to Marshall Yang, Winner of the 2020 N. Stewart McIntrye Award in Surface Science

  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...
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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 Contest!

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...
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Congratulations Mary Jane on your retirement!

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...
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Congratulations David Shoesmith on your retirement!

                  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...
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Surface Science is Hosting a 2019 XPS Short Course!

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...
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Surface Science Western has a new Director, congratulating Dr. Mark Biesinger on his new role!

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Biesinger! As of July 1, 2019 Dr. Biesinger took on the Director position at Surface Science Western. Dr. Biesinger is an internationally recognized expert in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) with extensive experience in surface analysis and materials characterization techniques including 25+ years of experience operating and...
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