TK attended the synchrotron symposium "X-ray Physics and Transformative Technologies" at Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Zhangjiang Campus, Shanghai.
TK visited the SWC in situ/operando beamline at Hefei synchrotron.
TK visited Soochow University and had a mini reunion with our former group members in Suzhou.
Bingyu successfully passed her M.Sc. thesis defense. Congratulations!
Weihan and Jiamin successfully passed their Ph.D. thesis defenses. Congratulations, Dr. Li and Dr. Fu!
TK visited the Institute of Advanced Science Facilities (深圳综合粒子设施研究院) and Shenzhen University in Shenzhen.
TK's Montreal Medal lecture at CSC2023 Vancouver, and a celebration in London.
Xuchun is the winner of the 2022 Paul de Mayo Award for Excellence in Chemical Research! BRAVO!
TK is the 2023 winner of the Montreal Medal/Medaille de Montreal! Congratulations, TK! We are proud of you!
Shumin successfully passed her Ph.D. thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang!
Xuchun successfully passed his Ph.D. thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
Sara and Zeel passed their 4491 projets defense. Good job, girls!
Congratulations on Jiamin's wedding!! Wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Yipeng successfully passed his PhD thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Sun!
The elliptical polarization undulators have been installed at the VLP-PGM and SGM of the Canadian Light Source.
Sara and Zeel joined SHAM group to do their fourth-year projects at Western. Welcome!
Ms. Bingyu Dong, Mr. Jiabin Xu and Mr. Carlos Mendes joined SHAM group for their graduate study at Western. Welcome!
Xuchun returns to our group to continue his Ph.D study. Welcome back!
Denys successfully passed his Master thesis defense. Congratulations!
Zhiliang successfully passed his Master thesis defense. Congratulations!
Xuejie and Minsi successfully passed their Ph.D. thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Gao and Dr. Li!
Congratulations on Xuchun's wedding!! Wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Congratulations on the safe arrival of Madalena's new baby girl!!
Congratulations to Jiatang on his new position as a Research Associate at Keio University in Japan!!
Congratulations to our former group member Dr. Yingying Jiang on her new position as an Assistant Professor at Shanghai University!!
T. K. is invited to give a keynote presentation entitled "The interplay of synchrotron light and nanotechnology- how it affects our daily life" at the Texas APS meeting (TSAPS) at UT-Arlington.
T. K. was invited to gave an online lecture organized by Tianjin University.
Synchrotron technology for discovery: the science of scale in electronic structure of materials and dynamics - Prof. Sham
Jiatang has successfully passed his PhD thesis defense! Congratulations, Dr. Chen!
Featured story entitled "Promising new drug carrier could improve bone repair & cancer treatments" reported the excellent research work by Yingying.
Our former group member Lijia started her new career as a new faculty in Western Chemisty. Congratulations! Link
Lu started her Ph.D. study in the Sham Group! Best Wishes!
Lu successfully passed her Master thesis defense. Congratulations!
TK shared his research experience in the OMNI TV interview (aired on December 2nd). Link
Our former member Ali won the 2019 PSAC GTA Research Contribution Scholarship. Congratulations!
Jiwei successfully passed his Ph.D. thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
Fei successfully passed her Ph.D. thesis defense. Congratulations, Dr. Sun!
Madalena came back for the convocation ceremony! Congratulations again and good luck in your new venture!
Mr. Xin Li from Jianghan University joined the Sham Group for a 3-month visit. Welcome!
SWC hosted the Mini-Workshop: The technique and instrumentation of X-ray emission spectroscopy at Soochow University.
TK is gave a public lecture titled “Synchrotron radiation, quantum science and nanotechnology: the interplay, how does it affect our lives” in Richmond Hill on September 28th (Saturday) 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Link
Katelyn, Bingyu, Averie, Michael, Clement, and Alison joined the Sham group for 4491 projects. Welcome!
Zhiliang, Jiamin, and Denys joined the Sham group for graduate study. Welcome on board!
Mr. Ali Feizabadi successfully passed his Master’s thesis defense. Congratulations!
Jiatang visited Prof. Gengfeng Zheng’s group at Fudan University.
Madalena successfully passed her doctoral thesis defense! Congratulations, Dr. Kozachuk!
Zhiqiang, Xuchun, Ali, Lu and Jiatang visited the Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) and Taiwan Light Source (TLS), and conducted experiments at the TPS 44A (quick XAFS), 23A (Nanoprobe), 09A (XRD) beamlines.
The Sham Group attended the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE2019) in Quebec City held by Western University.
Madalena’s paper “Recovery of Degraded-Beyond-Recognition 19th Century Daguerreotypes with Rapid High Dynamic Range Elemental X-ray Fluorescence Imaging of Mercury L Emission” received 6, 993 article views in 2018, placing it as one of the top 100 read papers for Scientific Reports in 2018. Congratulations! Link
Riley joined SHAM group as a summer student (USRA project). Welcome on board!
Zhiqiang and Ali attended the CAMBER Day on campus.
Zhi Liang (Tony) did a great job on his thesis defense! Well done, Zhi Liang!
Zhi Liang (Tony) attended the 47th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference held at University of Toronto.
Jialin Shi, 4th student from FUNSOM at Soochow University joined SHAM group as an exchange student (4th year project). Welcome on board!
2018 Christmas Party was held at Mui and T. K.’s house on December 15th!
Mohammad and Zhiqiang visited Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) and conducted quick EXAFS measurements at TPS 44A with the kind help from the beamline scientists Dr. Chih-Wen Pao and Dr. Jeng-Lung Chen.
Ali won the CMC-NanoCanada Conference support award which will cover his registration fee + banquet for this conference held in Toronto on Oct. 23-24. Congratulations, Ali!
Charlotte, a former 4th year student (4491 project) in SHAM group was accepted to the master program in Chemistry at the University of Toronto. She started her research in Dr. Cynthia Goh’s group. Congratulations!
Madalena attended Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art and Archaeology held at Diamond Light Source, UK. She gave an oral presentation titled “Recovering past reflections: X-ray fluorescence imaging of 19th century daguerreotypes”.
Prof. Abdollah Salimi from Department of Chemistry at the University of Kurdistan joined SHAM group as Visiting Professor. Welcome!
Dr. T. K. Sham is invited to deliver a talk “Synchrotron Science of Nanomaterials and Research Capabilities at the Canadian Light Source” at Fudan University.
T. K. turned 70 this year. SHAM group (former and present students, postdocs and visiting students and professors), collaborators and friends prepared a gift for him. Happy 70th birthday, T. K.! Thanks Lijia for her great efforts in initiating and coordinating this impressive project! Birthday Clip
Dr. T. K. Sham visited the X-ray Diffraction beamline at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF). Dr. Xingtai Zhou (left), a former postdoc in SHAM group was in charge of this beamline.
Dr. T. K. Sham visited Soochow University. T. K. is celebrating the Teacher’s day with his student Dr. Xuhui (Jeff) Sun and Jeff’s and Jun’s students.
Dr. T. K. Sham attended the International Workshop of Synchrotron Radiation Spectroscopies for Energy Related Materials held in Hefei, Anhui, China.
Mr. Zhi Liang (Tony) Dong joined SHAM group for his 4491 project. Welcome!
Ms. Shumin Zhang and Mr. Xuchun Wang joined SHAM group for their graduate study at Western. Welcome!
Dr. Xiaoxuan (Vince) Guo, a former group member, got a job as lab instructor in department of chemistry and biochemistry at University of Regina. Congratulations, Vince!
Zhiqiang attended the 14th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy (XRM2018) in Saskatoon. He gave a poster presentation.
T. K., Mohammad, Zhiqiang, Jiatang, Weihan and Minsi attended the 17th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure in Krakow, Poland.
Dr. Dong Zhao who is a former group member gave birth to a baby boy Seven on June 27th. Congratulations! Nice work, Mom and Dad!
An interesting story about a former group member Dr. Jigang Zhou who now is an industry staff scientist at the Canadian Light Source. Saskatoon Express
Western-led research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century using 21st century tech! This work is published in Scientific Reports 2018, 8, 9565. Well done, Madalena! Links:
Dr. Zhiqiang Wang attended the 13th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018) in Taipei. He gave an oral presentation “Imaging of individual Eu doped Y2O3 sub-microspheres using photoluminescence yield: an application of scanning transmission X-ray microscopy in luminescent materials”.
Dr. T. K. Sham attended the Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Workshop held in National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (May 3-4).
Madalena won the 2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) award. Congratulations!
Paul Kozachuk, Madalena’s brother, got drafted by the Montreal Alouettes!! He went in the 6th round #46. Congratulations! Link
Dr. T. K. Sham attended the 4th International Workshop on Persistent and Photostimulable Phosphors as keynote speaker. He met Dr. Dong Zhao (right) and Dr. Dejian Hou (left) at the conference who have been in SHAM group for one year with CSC scholarship.
Ms. Patricia Laylo and Mr. Yasan Parto have completed their Undergrad Thesis Examinations. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Yipeng on passing the comprehensive exam! Well done, Yipeng!
T.K. was invited to visit Lanzhou University. Link
Mr. Ali Feizabadi won the Western’s Ideas for Sustainability and the Environment (WISE) prize competition. Congratulations!
Mr. Ali Feizabadi won the Nanofabrication Supporting Award that is established to support four fabrication projects to be conducted in its state-of-the-art facility by new users. Nanofabrication Facility covers the expenses related to instrumental time usage and NanoFab access. Well done, Ali!
Mr. Mingtao (Leon) Tan from Soochow University joins SHAM group to do his fourth-year undergrad project at Western. Welcome!
Dr. Jun Li, a former graduate student from SHAM group and now a Banting Postdoc Fellow in Prof. Ted Sargent group at University of Toronto, has been awarded the “2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Aboard”. He is $6,000USD richer! Congratulations! Link
Prof. Lijia Liu, a former graduate student from SHAM group and now a colleague of the Soochow-Western Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research at Soochow University has been selected as a recipient of the "Soochow University Excellent Young Scholar". It is a university award to support young scientists who have potential to make great scientific accomplishment with research grant and salary benefits. Congratulations!
Ms. Biqiong Wang has successfully defended her PhD examination, now she is crowned as Dr. Wang, Congratulations!
Professor T. K. Sham was selected as this year’s recipient of the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates outstanding research achievements of Western’s most distinguished faculty members. Congratulations!
Mr. Wei Xiao has successfully defended his PhD examination, now he is crowned as Dr. Wei Xiao, Congratulations!
Ms. Yingying Jiang (CSC scholarship) finished her research at Western and went back to China. All the best.
Dr. T. K. Sham attended the IWSN2017: The 6th International School for Young Researchers SMART NANOMATERIALS & X-RAY AND ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY USING FREE ELECTRON LASERS (Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 11-15th September 2017) as invited speaker and program committee.
Undergraduate students, Yasan Parto and Patricia Laylo join SHAM group for their 4491 project. Welcome!
Ms. Lu Yao (from Univ. of Waterloo), Xuejie Gao (from Soochow Univ., co-supervised by T. K. and Andy) and Mr. Ali Feizabadi (from Amirkabir Univ. of Technology, co-supervised by T. K. and Andy) join SHAM group as new grad students. Welcome!
Dr. T. K. Sham is invited to give lectures at the 8th Summer School on X-ray Sciences: New opportunity for material sciences (Sun-Moon Lake, Taiwan). Link
Mr. Jonathon Wong has successfully completed his USRA project. Congratulations!
Ms. Madalena Kozachuk won 2017 research fellowship of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada! Congratulations Madalena! Link
Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang joins SHAM group as visiting scientist. Welcome!
Mr. Meng Zhang completed his 4th year undergrad project at Western and went back to Soochow University.
Mr. Jonathan Wong who is a 3rd year undergraduate student joins SHAM group to do his USRA project. Welcome!
Dr. Jun Li won 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Congratulations!
Ms. Charlotte Wallace, Mr. Aaron Kirkey and Mr. Kristopher Kalhs have completed their Undergrad Thesis Examinations. Congratulations!
Mr. Meng Zhang from Soochow University joins our group to do his fourth-year undergrad project. Welcome!
Big news! Prof. Sham is on the live broadcast (Ottawa, ON) of receiving the Metal of the “Officer of the Order of Canada”, which is a distinguished and well-deserved honor for Prof. Sham. Congratulations!!! Link
Prof. Sham and Prof. Andy Sun together with Sham research group have successfully held the “In situ/Operando tracking of the performance of energy materials in a given functionality using synchrotron radiation” workshop at Western University with invited synchrotron experts from both the Canadian Light Source (Dr. Yongfeng Hu and Dr. Jigang Zhou) and Western.
Mr. Jun Li has successfully defended his PhD examination, now he is crowned as Dr. Jun Li, Congratulations!
Prof. Sham has visited Prof. Sargent group at the University of Toronto, and he gave a public lecture about Synchrotron Radiation for potential collaborations.
Ms. Yingying Jiang from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (Chinese Academy of Sciences) joins our group as a visiting student, Welcome!
Mr. Jiatang Chen has been awarded as one of the two Christian Sivertz Entrance Scholarship. These are awarded to top incoming graduate students whose research is centered on physical chemistry at Western University. Congratulations!
Mr. Jun Li has been announced as one of the three CSC Travel Award Recipients for the academic year of 2016/2017. Congratulations!
Mr. Jiatang Chen from Texas A&M University and Ms. Minsi Li from University of Science and Technology of China, join our group for their graduate studies. Welcome on board!
Mr. Jun Li has been nominated and finally announced as one of the two VUVX2016 (Zurich, Switzerland) Student Prize Winners, an oral presentation will be given in the award ceremony during the VUVX2016 Conference in July 2016. Congratulations!
Mr. Jun Li has been announced as one of the CSC book prize winners this year for his oral presentation at the CSC Conference (Halifax, Canada) in June, 2016. Congratulations!
The one-day session in honor of Prof. Tsun-Kong Sham particularly was held in the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Halifax, NS, Canada), which highlighted the significant contribution of Prof. Sham to the Canadian science. Bravo! CSC2016
Ms. Allison Halliday and Mr. Aditya Balaji have completed their Undergrad Thesis Examinations. Congratulations!
Mr. Changan Liu from Soochow University joins our group to do his fourth-year undergrad project. Welcome!
Ms. Fei Sun and Mr. Jiwei Wang officially join our group as Ph.D Candidates who both are co-supervised by Dr. Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry, Western University), Dr. Andy Sun (Mechanical Engineering, Western University) and Dr. Jeff Sun (FUNSOM, Soochow University). Welcome!
Our previous group member Dr. Matthew J. Ward became a staff scientist in Sector-20 ID and BM beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, US. Congratulations!
Our previous group member Dr. Lijia Liu became a proud mother right now. Congratulations! Welcome little Andrea Liu McLeod!
Undergraduate students, Aditya Balaji and Allison Halliday joined our group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoxuan Guo for the successful completion his Ph.D.
The Paper “Tracking the Transformations of Mesoporous Microspheres of Calcium Silicate Hydrate in Nanoscale upon Ibuprofen Release: An XANES and STXM Study”, has been selected as a CrystEngComm Hot Article! Link
Our former group member Prof. Peng Zhang came back to Western and gave us a mini workshop on XAS data fitting.
Jun went to Soochow University to do some research on TiO2 nanotubes.
Congratulations to Dr. Olga Lobacheva for the successful completion her Ph.D.
T. K. was giving a lecture at the award ceremony of Distinguished University Professorship (DUP). Congratulations.
Madalena and Vince attended 2015 Center for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR) meeting at Western.
Madalena was reported by our Western Science News. Congratulations! Link
T. K. won this year’s Distinguished University Professorship (DUP). DUP is an award that recognizes the most outstanding members of the University community, those who have sustained excellence in teaching, research and service over a substantial career at Western. Congratulations!
Dejian (CSC scholarship) finished his research at Western and went back to China. All the best.
Dong (CSC scholarship) finished her research in Western and went back to China. Wish all the best.
Visiting scientist, Dr. Steve Naftel, joined our group. Welcome!
Prof. Jun Zhong from Soochow University paid a visit to Western for one month. Welcome!
Madalena Kozachuk graduated from Western and joined our group. Welcome!
XAFS Mini-workshop was held at Western!
Our former group member, J. Y. Peter Ko: Hands-on experience makes an x-ray optics expert. Link
10 Students from Soochow University paid one day trip to Western. Welcome!
Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang finished his trip to Western. Best Wishes to him!
Xiaoxin finished her 6-month visit trip to Western and went back to Soochow University. Hope to see you soon.
Our previous group member Dr. Lijia Liu is getting married to Dr. John McLeod. Congratulations!
T.K. and Vince were interviewed by London Metro, The London Free Press and reported by Canadian Light Source. Congratulations! Link
Hui finished his 3-month visit trip to Western and went back to Soochow University. Hope to see you soon.
Dejian Hou from Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) joined our group as a visiting student (CSC scholarship) for one year. Welcome!
Fuyan (CSC scholarship) finished his research at Western and went back to China. Wish all the best.
Mohammad, Vince, Zhiqiang, Dong, Jun and Hui attended the 2013 Center for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR) meeting at Western. Well Done, Everyone!
Wei Xiao who is co-supervised by Dr. Andy Sun joins our group. Welcome!
Hui Zhang, Xiaoxin Lv, who are from Functional Nano & Soft Materials Lab (FUNSOM), Soochow University, pay a visit to our group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Mr. Ankang Zhao for the successful completion his Master Degree.
Joint mini-workshop with Prof. Andy Sun’s group was held in Spencer Engineering Building, Room 3102
Our former group member Prof. Xuhui (Jeff) Sun from Soochow University, paid a visit to Western. Welcome!
T. K., Zhiqiang and Vince attended The First Summer School of Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research, held at Soochow University, Suzhou, China
T. K., Zhiqiang and Vince attended 38th International conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics, held in Hefei, China
Olga won the "Canadian Association of Physicists Best Student Poster Presentation" award. Congratulations!
Dr. Matthew Ward has been awarded the 2013 Jack Lorimer Convocation Honour. Congratulations!
Zhiqiang, Yongji, Olga, Dong, Fuyan attend the Surface Canada Conference in London, Ontario, Canada
Group workshop is held in CHB 115. Well Done, Everyone!
Biqiong Wang who is co-supervised by Dr Andy Xueliang Sun joins our group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Dr. Lijia Liu for the winner of the 2012 Bancroft Ph.D. Thesis Award
Congratulations to Regina Sinelnikov for the winner of 2nd prize in Inorganic Materials at Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference(SOUSCC)
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Ward for the successful completion his Ph.D.
Jun Li from Harbin Institute of Technology begins his new graduate study at Western. Welcome!
Sign Ceremony and Launch of Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research is held in Soochow, China
T.K. becomes the director of centre. Congratulations!
Dong Zhao from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) joins our group as an exchange student for 2 years. Welcome!
Two visiting students, Changhai Liu and Jinyin Liu who are from Soochow University visit our group for 2 weeks. Welcome.
Undergraduate student, Regina Sinelnikov (Co-supervised with Dr. Yijing Huang) joins our Group. Welcome.
T. K. becomes a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division). Congratulations!
The 1st symposium on materials research is held in department of chemistry, Western.
Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang visits to our group for 6 months. Welcome!
T. K., Mui, Zhiqiang, Matt. and Vince attends the 15th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structures (XAFS15) in Beijing, China
Matt attends the 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, in Lyon, France
Vince wins the ASPIRE award which supports his trip in Shanghai. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr Lijia Liu for the successful completion her Ph.D.
Vince goes to Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to work with Dr. Ying-Jie Zhu on drug delivery nanomaterials
Zhiqiang' son Ethan is born! Congratulations to Zhiqiang
Dr. Yongji Tang from University of Saskatchewan joins our group as a post doc fellow studying Li batteries.(also working with Dr Andy Sun) Welcome!
Ankang Zhao from An'hui University joins our group (co-supervised with Dr Yang Song). Welcome!
Fuyan Zhao from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) joins our group as an exchange student for 2 years (CSC scholarship). Welcome!
Dr. Lidia Armelao visits the group for 6 weeks.
Dr. Hongbin Liang from Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) visits the group for 6 weeks doing research on luminescence of rare-earth phosphors using synchrotron XEOL.
Olga Lobacheva returns to our groups as Ph.D. Candidate (Co-supervised with Dr. Lyudmila Goncharova). Welcome!
Dr. Zhiqiang Wang from Nanjing University (China) joins the group as a postdoc fellow studying electronic structures and optical properties of ZnO-ZnS heterostructures.
Prof. Sham and Lijia visit SPring-8 (Japan) for one week doing resonant inelastic X-ray scattering on Ce-compounds at beamline ID-39 in collaboration with Dr. Hisashi Ayashi's group from Japan Women's University.
Mr. Xiaoxuan (Vince) Guo from Nankai University (China) starts his graduate study in the group.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Ko and Dr. Michael Murphy for the successful completion of their PhDs!