Research

The SSW team of dedicated scientists boasts an impressive track record in materials and surfaces research.

To date, SSW researchers have produced over 500 publications and have been granted 8 patents in the field of materials and surface analytics.

Research Scientist Active Research Pages

  • Optimization of surface chemical analytical techniques for mineral processing applications
  • Application of the techniques for process development and control
  • Application of surface chemical techniques in a geometallurgical framework: the development of chemical reactivity tests towards the prediction of flotation selectivity and flow sheet development
  • Fundamental analytical studies in transition metal X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Polymer surface modification, polymer degradation and polymer additive migration studies
  • Surface and corrosion studies of magnesium, aluminum and stainless steel
  • Stress corrosion cracking, under-deposit corrosion, and oxidative behaviour studies of steam generator tube materials
  • Technical advancements in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Chemical stability of organic semiconducting thin films
  • Advancements in data ‘mining’ techniques (principal component analysis (PCA) and other multivariate analysis techniques)
  • Self assembled monolayers (SAM) of octadecylphosphonic acid (OPA) on silicon and mica