Florida Chapter - Symposium

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

General Information

The 2016 FLAVS/FSM joint Symposium will be held March 2-3, 2016 at the Student Union Building of the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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. 
The reception will be held on Wednesday evening, March 2nd, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for all symposium participants and attendees.
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.
A Door Prize Drawing will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 12 pm in the Exhibitor Hall. All registered symposium attendees will be eligible to register for the drawing. Participants will need to turn in a 10 vendor signature page to qualify for the drawing.


Technical Program

The technical program will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2th and 3th, 2016 at the University of Central Florida Student Union.
Keynote Speaker - Patricia Thiel, Iowa State University
Topics of the Symposium
  • Advances in Instrumentation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Thin Films and 2D Materials
  • Surface Science
  • Microscopy in the Biological & Physical Sciences
  • Nano- and Biomaterials
  • Micro- and Nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Poster Session
Abstracts Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2016
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 and submit the Registration Form before February 24th, 2016 at Midnight EDT. A copy will be sent to your e-mail. Registration online will be closed February 25th at 10AM. Registration on site will be available 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 22, 2016.

For questions about registration, please contact Dr. Maggie Puga-Lambers