Florida Chapter - Symposium

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

General Information

The 2017 FLAVS/FSM joint symposium will be held March 6, 2017 at the Student Union Building of the University of Central Florida.
The Symposium will consist of a plenary lecture, technical sessions with invited and contributed presentations, a poster session including a student poster competition and an equipment exhibit for vendors to display surface analytical, vacuum, microscopy, thin film and microelectronic equipment. This symposium is sponsored by the AVS Florida Chapter (Fl AVS) and the Florida Society for Microscopy (FSM). 
The equipment exhibit will take place in the UCF Student Union Pegasus Ballroom, in conjunction with the poster session, reception and coffee breaks. 
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for the meeting thanks to the support of our vendors and sponsors from colleges and industry.
Registration includes daily coffee breaks, poster session refreshments, reception and a symposium booklet.


Technical Program

The technical program will be held on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the University of Central Florida.
Keynote Speaker - Dario Stacchiola, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Topics of the Symposium
  • Renewable Energy
  • Thin Films and 2D Materials
  • Nano- and Biomaterials
  • Catalysis and Surface Science
  • Junior Leaders
  • Poster Session
Abstracts Submission Deadline: February 20th, 2017
Invited Talks: 30 minutes (25 minutes of presentation+5 minutes for discussion)
Contributed Talks: 15 minutes (12 minutes of presentation+3 minutes for discussion)

Online Registration

Registration is required for all participants.

There is no registration fee for either the symposium or equipment exhibit but online registration is strongly recommended for getting meal counts, making ID badges, and information packets.

Please complete the registration form before February 23rd, 2017 at Midnight EDT. A copy will be sent to your e-mail. Registration online will be closed on Febraury 24th at 10AM, but on-site registration will be possible during the symposium.

If you are an exhibitor, please complete and submit the  Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Form and send your payment (checks payable to: American Vacuum Society) by US Mail to:

FL-AVS c/o
12424 Research Parkway, Suite 481
Orlando, FL 32826

Please note that the registration deadline for inclusion in the program is February 24, 2017.

For questions about registration, please contact Dr. Laurene Tetard.