11 September 2019

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 Dr. Mark Biesinger. If you...
29 August 2019

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 maintaining various XPS, SEM/EDX, optical...
11 June 2019

Surface and Micro-Nanoscale Analysis: Materials Characterization Problems in Industry Workshop

On May 1, 2019 Surface Science Western jointly hosted (with Western University, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM), McMaster University, and the Canadian Light Source (CLS), Saskatoon) a workshop on an introduction to surface and microanalysis techniques, including how they work and what type of information can be obtained. Numerous industrial applications were presented....
29 May 2019

Congratulations Tianqi Xie!

Congratulations, Tianqi Xie on receiving the Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award! Tianqi is a Ph.D. candidate in Geophysics researching “Exploration of shock metamorphic features in anorthosite from the Mistastin Lake impact structure and the Apollo samples using Raman spectroscopy”. She also successfully presented a three-minute thesis on – Are We Alone? Unlocking the Mystery of...
26 April 2019

Brand New Keyence High-Quality Digital Microscope

It’s here, set up and ready for action! The Keyence High Quality Digital Microscope is officially at Surface Science Western! The VHX Digital Microscope was designed with top-of-the-line technology in the lenses, camera, graphics engine, and stage. * 20x Greater Depth-of-Field * 0.1 to 5000X Magnification * Multi-Angle Observation * Advanced 2D/3D Measurement Add it...
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