Florida Chapter - Symposium

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

General Information

The 2019 FLAVS Symposium will be held on March 11-12, 2019 in the Engineering Building II at 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).
The equipment exhibit will take place in the UCF Engineering Building Atrium, in conjunction with the poster session, reception and coffee breaks.
The reception will be held on Monday evening, March 11th, from 5:045 p.m. to 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 Tuesday, March 12th  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 Monday and Tuesday, March 11th  and 12th, 2019 in the Engineering Atrium, Main Lecture Hall at UCF.
Keynote Speaker - To be announced
Topics of the Symposium
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electronic Materials and Photonics
  • Thin Films and 2D Materials Surface Science and Catalysis
  • Nanometer-scale Materials, Science, and Technology
  • Young Leaders Session
  • Careers in Vacuum Science and Technology 
  • Poster Session
Abstracts Submission Deadline: February 26, 2019
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 24, 2019 at Midnight EDT. A copy will be sent to your e-mail. 

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
Mihai E. Vaida
4111 Libra Drive
Physical Sciences Building; Room 430
Orlando, FL 32816

Please note that the registration deadline for inclusion in the program is February 24, 2019.

For questions about registration, please contact Dr. Mihai E. Vaida.