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2017

October 2017

Ms. Biqiong Wang has successfully defended her PhD examination, now she is crowned as Dr. Wang, Congratulations!

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October 2017

Professor T. K. Sham was selected as this years recipient of the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates outstanding research achievements of Westerns most distinguished faculty members. Congratulations!

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October 2017

Mr. Wei Xiao has successfully defended his PhD examination, now he is crowned as Dr. Wei Xiao, Congratulations!

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September 2017

Ms. Yingying Jiang (CSC scholarship) finished her research at Western and went back to China. All the best.

September 2017

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. http://www.iwsn2017.org/

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September 2017

Undergraduate students, Yasan Parto and Patricia Laylo join SHAM group for their 4491 project. Welcome!

September 2017

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!

August 2017

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). https://cldong12.wixsite.com/x-ray-summer-school

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August 2017

Mr. Jonathon Wong has successfully completed his USRA project. Congratulations!

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June 2017

Ms. Madalena Kozachuk won 2017 research fellowship of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada! Congratulations Madalena! https://www.gallery.ca/cpi/research/2017-fellows

May 2017

Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang joins SHAM group as visiting scientist. Welcome!

May 2017

Mr. Meng Zhang completed his 4th year undergrad project at Western and went back to Soochow University.

May 2017

Mr. Jonathan Wong who is a 3rd year undergraduate student joins SHAM group to do his USRA project. Welcome!

April 2017

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!

April 2017

Ms. Charlotte Wallace, Mr. Aaron Kirkey and Mr. Kristopher Kalhs have completed their Undergrad Thesis Examinations. Congratulations!

March 2017

Mr. Meng Zhang from Soochow University joins our group to do his fourth-year undergrad project. Welcome!

February 2017

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!!!

https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14299&lan=eng

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February 2017

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.

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2016

December 2016

Mr. Jun Li has successfully defended his PhD examination, now he is crowned as Dr. Jun Li, Congratulations!

October 2016

Prof. Sham has visited Prof. Sargent group at the University of Toronto, and he gave a public lecture about Synchrotron Radiation for potential collaborations.

October 2016

Ms. Yingying Jiang from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (Chinese Academy of Sciences) joins our group as a visiting student, Welcome!

September 2016

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!

September 2016

Mr. Jun Li has been announced as one of the three CSC Travel Award Recipients for the academic year of 2016/2017. Congratulations!

September 2016

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!

July 2016

Big news! Prof. Sham was appointed as the Officer of the Order of Canada, the official announcement was made on July 1st, the Canada day.

News highlighted at Western news: http://news.westernu.ca/2016/06/sham-receives-order-canada/

OMNI TV interview: http://www.omnitv.ca/on/yue-can/videos/5014971460001/

June 2016

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!

News highlighted at Western Chemistry: http://uwo.ca/chem/news/2015_2016/jun_li_receives_prestigious_vuvx_award.htm

News highlighted at VUVX2016 Conference: https://indico.psi.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=8&confId=3461

News highlighted at the ELSEVIER Publishing Website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-electron-spectroscopy-and-related-phenomena/awards/vuvx-student-awards

June 2016

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!

June 2016

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! 

News highlighted at CSC2016 Conference: http://www.csc2016.ca/materials-chemistry

April 2016

Ms. Allison Halliday and Mr. Aditya Balaji have completed their Undergrad Thesis Examinations. Congratulations!

March 2016

Mr. Changan Liu from Soochow University joins our group to do his fourth-year undergrad project. Welcome!

February 2016

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!

January 2016

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!

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2015

September 2015

Our previous group member Dr. Lijia Liu became a proud mother right now. Congratulations! Welcome little Andrea Liu McLeod!

September 2015

Undergraduate students, Aditya Balaji and Allison Halliday joined our group. Welcome!

August 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoxuan Guo for the successful completion his Ph.D.

July 2015

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

July 2015

Our former group member Prof. Peng Zhang came back to Western and gave us a mini workshop on XAS data fitting.

June. 2015

Jun went to Soochow University to do some research on TiO2 nanotubes.

May 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Olga Lobacheva for the successful completion her Ph.D.

Apr. 2015

T. K. was giving a lecture at the award ceremony of Distinguished University Professorship (DUP). Congratulations.

Apr. 2015

Madalena and Vince attended 2015 Center for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR) meeting at Western.

                                

Apr. 2015

Madalena was reported by our Western Science News. Congratulations! (Link)

Mar. 2015

T. K. won this years 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!

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2014

Dec. 2014

Dejian (CSC scholarship) finished his research at Western and went back to China. All the best.

Oct. 2014

Dong (CSC scholarship) finished her research in Western and went back to China. Wish all the best.

Sept. 2014

Visiting scientist, Dr. Steve Naftel, joined our group. Welcome!

Sept. 2014

Prof. Jun Zhong from Soochow University paid a visit to Western for one month. Welcome!

Sept. 2014

Madalena Kozachuk graduated from Western and joined our group. Welcome!

Aug. 2014

XAFS Mini-workshop was held at Western!

July 2014

Our former group member, J. Y. Peter Ko: Hands-on experience makes an x-ray optics expert (Link)

July 2014

10 Students from Soochow University paid one day trip to Western. Welcome!

                      

July 2014

Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang finished his trip to Western. Best Wishes to him!

Feb 2014

Xiaoxin finished her 6-month visit trip to Western and went back to Soochow University. Hope to see you soon.

Jan 2014

Our previous group member Dr. Lijia Liu is getting married to Dr. John McLeod. Congratulations!

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2013

Dec 2013

T.K. and Vince were interviewed by London Metro, The London Free Press and reported by Canadian Light Source. Congratulations!

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Dec 2013

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!

Nov 2013

Fuyan (CSC scholarship) finished his research at Western and went back to China. Wish all the best.

Nov 2013

Mohammad, Vince, Zhiqiang, Dong, Jun and Hui attended the 2013 Center for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR) meeting at Western. Well Done, Everyone!

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September 2013

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!

September 2013

Congratulations to Mr. Ankang Zhao for the successful completion his Master Degree.

August 2013

Joint mini-workshop with Prof. Andy Suns group was held in Spencer Engineering Building, Room 3102

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August 2013

Our former group member Prof. Xuhui (Jeff) Sun from Soochow University, paid a visit to Western. Welcome!

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July 2013

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                                      

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July 2013

T. K., Zhiqiang and Vince attended 38th International conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics, held in Hefei, China

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June 2013;

Olga won the "Canadian Association of Physicists Best Student Poster Presentation" award. Congratulations!

May 2013

Dr. Matthew Ward has been awarded the 2013 Jack Lorimer Convocation Honour Congratulations!

May 2013;

Zhiqiang, Yongji, Olga, Dong, Fuyan attend the Surface Canada Conference in London, Ontario, Canada

April 2013;
Group workshop is held in CHB 115. Well Done, Everyone!

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March 2013;
Biqiong Wang who is co-supervised by Dr Andy Xueliang Sun joins our group. Welcome!

March 2013;
Congratulations to Dr. Lijia Liu for the winner of the 2012 Bancroft Ph.D. Thesis Award

March 2013;
Congratulations to Regina Sinelnikov for the winner of 2nd prize in Inorganic Materials at Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference(SOUSCC)

January 2013:
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Ward for the successful completion his Ph.D.

January 2013:
Jun Li from Harbin Institute of Technology begins his new graduate study at Western. Welcome!

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2012

November 2012:
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!

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October 2012:
Dong Zhao from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) joins our group as an exchange student for 2 years. Welcome!

October 2012:
Two visiting students, Changhai Liu and Jinyin Liu who are from Soochow University visit our group for 2 weeks. Welcome.

September 2012:
Undergraduate student, Regina Sinelnikov (Co-supervised with Dr. Yijing Huang) joins our Group. Welcome.

September 2012:
T. K. becomes a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division). Congratulations!

September 2012:
1st symposium on materials research is held in department of chemistry, Western.

July 2012:
Dr. Yuanhong (Terry) Tang visits to our group for 6 months. Welcome!

July 2012:
T. K., Mui, Zhiqiang, Matt and Vince attends the 15th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structures (XAFS15) in Beijing, China

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July 2012:
Matt attends the 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, in Lyon, France

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July 2012:
Vince wins the ASPIRE award which supports his trip in Shanghai. Congratulations!

July 2012:
Congratulations to Dr Lijia Liu for the successful completion her Ph.D.

June 2012:
Vince goes to Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to work with Dr. Ying-Jie Zhu on drug delivery nanomaterials

May 2012:
Zhiqiang' son Ethan is born! Congratulations to Zhiqiang

January 2012:
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!

January 2012:
Ankang Zhao from An'hui University joins our group (co-supervised with Dr Yang Song). Welcome!

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2011

September 2011:
Fuyan Zhao from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) joins our group as an exchange student for 2 years (CSC scholarship). Welcome!

July 2011:
Dr. Lidia Armelao visits the group for 6 weeks.

June 2011:
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.

January 2011:
Olga Lobacheva returns to our groups as Ph.D. Candidate (Co-supervised with Dr. Lyudmila Goncharova). Welcome!

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2010

November 2010:
Dr. Zhiqiang Wang from Nanjing University (China) joins the group as a postdoc fellow studying electronic structures and optical properties of ZnO-ZnS heterostructures.

October 2010:
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.

September 2010:
Mr. Xiaoxuan (Vince) Guo from Nankai University (China) starts his graduate study in the group.

August 2010:
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Ko and Dr. Michael Murphy for the successful completion of their PhDs!

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