As an interdisciplinary, professional Society, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines - chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, all engineering disciplines, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing area.
Each year, AVS hosts local and international meetings, publishes four journals, honors member through its awards program, provides training, and offers career services.
Founded in 1953, AVS is organized into 10 technical divisions and 2 technical groups that encompass a range of established as well as emerging science and technology areas. There are also 16 regional chapters, 1 international chapter, 1 international affiliate, and 7 student chapters that promote communication and networking for professionals and students within a geographical region. AVS is comprised of approximately 4,500 members worldwide.
AVS Membership Professional Benefits
Networking - Being an AVS member broadens your professional network and provides leadership opportunities - interact with various technology leaders at the local, national, international, divisional, and/or technical group levels.
Publications - Broaden or share your knowledge in one of AVS’ four journals. AVS membership entitles you to online access to JVST A & B as well as discounts on other AVS publications.
New Benefits! - Papers submitted to JVST A or B by an AVS Full member will incur NO PAGE CHARGES. In addition online access to Surface Science Spectra an archival database of AES, XPS and SIMS spectra, will also be included as part of your membership.
- JVST A: Surfaces - Films - Vacuum
- JVST B: Nanometer Structures - Microelectronics - Processing - Measurement
Biointerphases: Open Access - Quantitative Data on Biological & Soft Matter Interfaces - Experiments, Modeling, Theory, & Applications
- Surface Science Spectra: Archival database of AES, XPS and SIMS spectra, is now available online to members
- Newsletters: AVS has three e-newsletters:
- Physics Today: Your membership gives you paper & online access to Physics Today, your daily physics news and research source.
Technical Meetings - AVS promotes sharing of research and development findings in the science and technology community at the annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. AVS also sponsors numerous chapter, group, and divisional meetings and endorses several topical meetings in the U.S, Europe, Asia, and South America each year. more
Books - AVS members receive discounts on short courses, tutorials, and educational materials. more
Awards - Recognition of outstanding scientific research and technological innovation is one of the most important activities within AVS. Through our prestigious award program, the Society seeks to honor a wide range of extraordinary accomplishments vital to progress in fields of interest to AVS. more
Career Services - AVS offers an online career center where you can find the latest job opportunities - post your resume or search resumes or participate in the annual Career Center during the International Symposium and Exhibition. more
AIP Member Benefits - AVS members receive a wide range of benefits and services through the American Institute of Physics (AIP). more
AVS Membership Personal Benefits
Life and Disability Insurance Discounts - Plans are available to current AVS members at affordable rates that after time may be lower than those you can get as an individual.
Hotel Discounts - A great fringe benefit, AVS Members, their families and guests may use Club Quarters for personal overnight, wedding and special events at AVS’s low rates.
For more information contact Angela Klink at 212-248-0200, by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that 25% of AVS membership is comprised of students? You represent the future of AVS. We encourage you to take advantage of networking and awards opportunities and to get involved in a student chapter or even start your own! more
"The membership of AVS is highly multidisciplinary. Being a part of the Society has broadened both my technical knowledge and professional network. I would not be in my current position without the contacts I made in AVS"
Susan B. Sinnott, University of Florida
[on AVS membership]