22 March 2019

Brand new Xradia 410 Versa X-ray Microscope is up and running!

Our brand new Xradia 410 Versa X-ray microscope is being installed and commissioned at Surface Science Western (SSW). This instrument enables non-destructive 3-D imaging (4-D with time-based measurements) of materials with a spatial resolution of 0.9 µm and a minimum voxel size of 100 nm at larger working distances. Advanced absorption and phase contrast capability...
15 March 2019

Brand New PHI Field Emission Scanning Auger Microprobe (FESAM)

Our brand new PHI Field Emission Scanning Auger Microprobe (FESAM) is up and running and ready for work! This instrument was procured using the funding from Canadian Foundation For Innovation granted to Professor David Shoesmith. This instrument is capable of achieving 4 nm spatial resolution for imaging and 8 nm for Auger analysis. The 8-channel...
21 December 2018

Holiday Hours 2018

A quick note for our clients. Surface Science Western will be closed over the holidays starting at Friday, December 21st and returning Thursday, January 3rd (8 am). Season’s greetings to all from the staff at SSW.
10 December 2018

Prof. Jamie Noel Wins 2019 ECS Canada R.C. Jacobsen Award.

Congratulations to SSW member and Dept. of Chemistry Professor Jamie Noël on winning the 2019 ECS Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award. The ECS Canada Section has four awards within the recognition program. The Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award was established in 1986 to recognize notable and significant contributions to the functioning of the Canada Section....
24 October 2018

Research Scientist Position (Polymeric and Composite Materials, Coatings) at Surface Science Western

Our lab is growing again. Surface Science seeks a Research Scientist in the field of polymeric and composite materials, including coatings applied to these materials. Note that this is a second posting of this position. Full details below. To apply visit: https://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html Note: All applications must be made through Western’s HR portal. Job ID 14134...
12 October 2018

2018 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award Winner Jeff Henderson

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Henderson, PhD candidate from the Department of Chemistry at Western University, winner of the 2018 Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science. Working under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Noël and Dr. David Shoesmith, Jeff’s research focuses on the role of alloying elements on the corrosion behaviour of Ni-based alloys....
17 April 2018

4.0 Symposium by Western’s Industry 4.0 Network (WIN 4.0)

Surface Science Western will be participating in The 2nd Industrial 4.0 Symposium organized by WIN 4.0 (Western’s Industry 4.0 Network), Western University. This symposium, held on May 7-8th at Western University, provides a platform for researchers, engineers, educators and students to exchange knowledge and opinions on the upcoming industry revolution. This is a free event,...
29 March 2018

Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018 Conference

One of our very own Research Scientists, Ms. Becky Sarazen, attended the 2nd Biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference on March 4, 2018. “I was honored to be a part of the industry fair at the 2nd Biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018 Conference yesterday which aims to inspire, engage and empower young...
07 February 2018

Rust Revealed – Video of On-Going Research

Electrochemistry group member Thalia Standish has qualified for the Top 75 @NSERC_CRSNG Science, Action! video contest. This video highlights some of her work and the work being done in the group. The 25 videos that get the most views between February 6 and March 2 will move on to the final round of judging and...
19 January 2018

New Metallographic Polishing System Installed at SSW

SSW is please to announce the installation of a new Struers LaboPol-20/LaboForce-50. This system is used for professional semi-automatic materialographic and metallographic preparation (grinding and polishing of materials). Staff can use recipes employing varying grinding materials, polishing speeds and pressures that will allow for preparation of high quality sections of an extremely wide range of...