25 May 2020

Use of Micro-CT with an in-situ Compression Testing Unit to Evaluate Responses of 3D Printed Elastomer Structures to Pressure

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...
29 April 2020

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 polymer surface chemistry and analysis. ...
10 April 2020

SSW – Covid 19 Update: Limited On-Site Operations Resuming April 13.

Surface Science Western (SSW) will resume limited on-site analytical operations on Monday, April 13 to support our clients performing research and other essential services in various medical, manufacturing, energy and resource sectors. The main office and laboratories remain closed to visitor and students. Deliveries are being diverted to UWO Facilities Management for pickup by SSW...
25 March 2020

COVID-19 Update, SSW On-site Operations Suspended, Virtual Operations Continuing

Based on a directive from the provincial government, Western will be moving to essential services only at 11:59p.m., Tuesday, March 24, continuing for at least 14 days. Surface Science Western on-site operations are now suspended. All staff remain available during normal business hours for consultative work, information discussions and quotation requests via email (see Our...
19 March 2020

SSW COVID-19 Update March 19

Surface Science Western is presently open for sample drop-off and deliveries from 8:30- 4:00, analysis and consulting activities are continuing at present. Most staff are working remotely and will only be on-site for instrument operations. All staff remain available for consultations via email (see Our Team page for email links, or use info@surfacesciencewestern.com), phone or...
18 October 2019

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 the lab. His hard work,...
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...
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