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  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 7:30AM-3PM

    Event: Quantitative Surface Analysis (QSA 17)
    Location Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.
    Web: https://avs.org/Symposium/Meetings-Special-Events/QSA

    Have you tried to reproduce published scientific experiments, but found it difficult to achieve the same results?  Have you struggled with a lack of experimental detail in journal articles?  Why do I get different results when I use materials from different suppliers?  What are the steps I can take to thoroughly document and report my experiments?  These are issues of data reproducibility that have been receiving notice around the world. Through invited speakers, panel discussions and audience participation, we will delve into this topic first by introducing the breadth and depth of the issue and how it applies to AVS technologies.  AVS Journal Editors will lead a panel discussion on the topic, and then invited speakers will provide practical advice on how to perform and document reproducible experiments by:  utilizing standards appropriately, understanding starting materials, preparing samples and analyzing samples in a reproducible way and then documenting these procedures in a way that can be duplicated by others.  Real examples and case studies will be presented with generous time for discussion. 

    Registration costs $150 and $50 for students. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018

    Event: AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend.
     
    Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meetings
    Location Long Beach, California
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 - Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Event: AVS National Short Course Program
    Location Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Education-Outreach/Short-Courses/Short-Courses-Schedule.aspx

    A complete schedule of AVS Short Courses is set to take place in Long Beach, CA October 22-25 in conjunction with the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition. 
    Early/Advance registration is strongly encouraged!

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 | 6PM-10PM

    Event: AVS New England Chapter Dinner Meeting
    Location MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington MA 02421
    Contact: Bill Trotter, (603) 973-3977, wjtrotter@leviathanvpt.com
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Chapters/New-England

    AVS New England Chapter Dinner Meeting
    Please join us at the next American Vacuum Society (AVS) New England Fall Dinner Meeting on Thursday, November  8,  2018 at MIT Lincoln Laboratories, Forbes Road Facility located at 3 Forbes Road  Lexington, MA.  All members of APS/ and IMAP/ New England are also welcome.

    Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - Social Hour/Buffet
    7:00 pm - Speaker

    Guest Speaker: Jane Luu, MIT Lincoln Laboratory                                                          

    Talk: "The Kuiper Belt: Pluto and its Cohorts"

    Abstract: New technologies are driving disruption in the automotive lighting market. With new opportunities come change and risk that go deeper than just the change from filaments to chips. This market survey will trace long term lighting trends and end with what innovation means to OSRAM, the leading supplier of light sources to the automotive industry.

    Biography:  Jane Luu is currently at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Arctic University of Tromso.  She received her B. S. degree in physics from Stanford and her Ph. D. from MIT.  David Jewitt and she discovered the first Kuiper Belt object,1992 QB1, in 1992.  

    RegistrationPre-Registration is required. There is a charge of $20 per person, please bring cash or check to the meeting.
     
    To pre-register please contact:
    Cheryl Santarelli (Email: csantarelli1@comcast.net Phone: 603-568-7473),
    Bill Trotter (Phone: 603-973-3977 Email: wjtrotter@leviathanvpt.com) or
    at Lincoln Laboratory via Michael Connors (Email: connors@ll.mit.edu Phone: 781-981-4477) and leave your name, company, AVS affiliation and number of attendees you would like to pre-register

  • Friday, November 09, 2018 | 8AM-5PM

    Event: Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting
    Location McKimmon Center, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Contact: Fred Stevie; e-mail: fred_stevie@ncsu.edu
    Web: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScniRXCFGfyOUiYUCFKwq1kQQYwvLNHX5WDorM1Iw-1K_pseg/viewform

    Registration (includes snacks & lunch)
    • Professional …..….…$20
    • Student ……………..…$10
    • Vendors………..…contact
    Fred Stevie for tabletop display If you plan to attend, please RSVP no later than Nov 2, by registering at the website link or contacting Fred Stevie (fred_stevie@ncsu.edu)
     
    Meeting Program
    • Morning and afternoon oral sessions
    • Afternoon student poster session
    Registration and poster setup is from 8:15 to 9:00 AM. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and the symposium is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 PM.

    Student Poster /Oral Sessions
    A student poster session will be held. Three student submissions will be selected for 15 min oral presentation.
    Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student oral presentation and for top 3 poster presentations. Poster size up to 48 in by 36 in.
     
    Please send electronic abstracts to Fred Stevie (fred_stevie@ncsu.edu) and indicate if poster or talk desired.
     
    Abstract deadline Nov 2. First 32 posters submitted will be judged. Later submissions can be displayed but not judged.
    Over $1000 to be awarded

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Event: 40th International Symposium on Dry Process (DPS2018)
    Location Nagoya University, Nagoya-city, Aichi, Japan
    Contact: Mutsumi Tabata, dps2018@officepolaris.co.jp, or Keizo Kinoshita, k-kinoshita@aiocore.com
    Web: http://www.dry-process.org/2018/

    The 40th International Symposium on Dry Process (DPS2018) will be held at Toyoda Auditorium (Toyoda Kodo), Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi in Japan from November 13 to 15, 2018. The Symposium covers all aspects of the rapidly evolving fields of dry processes, including but not limited to plasma etching and deposition processes, diagnostics and modeling of plasmas and surfaces, and surface modifications by plasmas, for the applications in, e.g., microelectronics, power devices, sensors, environmental protection, biological systems, and medicine. The DPS has provided valuable forums for in-depth discussion among professionals and students working in this exciting field for more than three decades.


    Abstract Deadline: 24 July 2018

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 7AM-7PM

    Event: International Joint Symposium of "Interfacial Science for Green Innovation"
    Location Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan
    Contact: Ken-ichi Fukui; e-mail: kfukui@chem.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

    This is an international joint symposium on "Interfacial Science for Green Innovation" that consists of several invited talks. The symposium is expected to cover wide area of topics such as catalysis, photocatalysis, solar cells, fuel cells, interfacial energy conversion, energy storage devices, thermoelectric conversion, in-situ and operando analyses, from the viewpoint of the surface and interface science.


  • Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Friday, November 30, 2018

    Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices & Systems (WINDS) 2018
    Location The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA
    Contact: Josef Weinbub; e-mail: josef.weinbub@tuwien.ac.at and Stephen Goodnick; e-mail: stephen.goodnick@asu.edu
    Web: http://www.iue.tuwien.ac.at/winds2018

    WINDS is an international, interactive workshop intended to provide a forum for discussion of new ideas in the broad area of nanoscience, and opportunities for interaction and networking among scientists. The conference is designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale heterostructures and potential device applications, and covers a spectrum of nanoscale science, emerging materials and device technologies. The format consists of morning and evening sessions with a blend of contributed, invited and poster presentations, with significant time available each afternoon for extended discussions. WINDS is scheduled each year for the week immediately following the US Thanksgiving holiday, to be held in Hawaii as a central location best serving the majority of attendees of historical record drawn from Pacific Rim countries. The conference General Chair rotates annually between the US, Japan and Europe.


    Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2018

  • Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Friday, November 30, 2018

    Event: 2018 MRS Fall Meeting
    Location Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA
    Contact: Mary Kaufold; e-mail: Kaufold@mrs.org
    Web: http://www.mrs.org/fall2018

    The 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.  All technical sessions and non-symposia, broader impact events will be held at the Hynes Convention Center and adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel.

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 - Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Event: PacSurf 2018: Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings, & Interfaces
    Location Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii
    Contact: Contact Della Miller, AVS, 530-896-0477, della@avs.org
    Web: http://www.pacsurf.org/

    The Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2018) will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 2 - 6, 2018. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Symposium attendees will interact during morning and evening sessions that will include plenary, invited, and contributed presentations.

    The main topics for PacSurf 2018 will be focused on the latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage,  Nanomaterials, and Thin Films. We will have morning and evening technical sessions with the afternoons free for other activities and discussions. 

    The conference will be held in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, which is ideally located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are confident you will benefit by attending PacSurf 2018 and networking with the other attendees.

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Event: 46th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI-46)
    Location La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
    Contact: Chris Palmstrøm; e-mail: cpalmstrom@ece.ucsb.edu
    Web: https://pcsi2019.avs.org/

    The Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces will bring together experts in these diverse fields, together with device scientists and persons expert at fabricating. 


    Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2018

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the the 46th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Semiconductor Interfaces (PCSI-46)

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 10AM-6PM

    Event: NCCAVS 40th Annual Equipment Exhibition
    Location Holiday Inn San Jose Airport, San Jose California
    Contact: Chris Malocsay; e-mail: chris_malocsay@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Chapters/NCCAVS/Symposia-Exhibitions

    The NCCAVS sponsors an Annual Equipment Exhibition to showcase products and services of companies supporting vacuum-related industries. Attracting approximately 100+ exhibitors and over 700 attendees.
     
    Largest Attendance of any AVS Chapters or Divisions. * Speaker events at capacity. * Extended hours provide ample time to engage all attendees. * Lunch, Evening Reception and Cocktails at no cost to attendees.
     
    Held In Conjunction with:
    • 8th Annual Student Poster Session
    • NCCAVS Symposium / Joint User Group Meeting

  • Monday, April 01, 2019 - Thursday, April 04, 2019

    Event: Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN)
    Location Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
    Contact: Della Miller; e-mail: della@avs.org

    The FCMN will bring together scientists and engineers interested in all aspects of the characterization
    technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing.
    All approaches are welcome: chemical, physical, electrical, magnetic, optical, in-situ, and real-time
    control and monitoring. The conference will summarize major issues and provided critical reviews of
    important semiconductor techniques needed as the semiconductor industry moves to silicon
    nanoelectronics and beyond. The conference consists of formal invited presentation sessions and poster
    sessions for contributed papers. The poster papers cover new developments in characterization and
    metrology especially at the nanoscale.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Thursday, May 02, 2019

    Event: SVC 62nd Annual Technical Conference (TechCon'19)
    Location Long Beach, California
    Contact: E-mail all inquiries to svcinfo@svc.org
    Web: http://www.svc.org/

    The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) will hold its 62nd Annual Technical Conference (TechCon) April 27 - May 2, 2019 in Long Beach, California, USA. The SVC TechCon is a forum for the interchange of information between those engaged in the use and development of vacuum coatings for large ­‐ and small­‐ scale applications.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location Cary, North Carolina
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the AVS Publications Summit and a visit with the Publications Staff

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019

    Event: ICMCTF'19- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Web: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/

    The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.

  • Monday, June 03, 2019 - Thursday, June 06, 2019

    Event: New Mexico Chapter Symposium, Vendor Show, and Short Courses
    Location Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
    Contact: David Adams, e-mail: david_adams@avs.org
    Web: http://www.nmavs.org

    Our local symposium draws between 100 and 200 scientists who participate in short courses, technical sessions and the vendor exhibit. The technical sessions include invited presentations by nationally recognized experts in vacuum science, surface chemistry and physics, as well as contributed presentations by Chapter members and others.

    Short courses are offered on a wide variety of topics. Displays of state of the art vacuum, surface analysis, plasma etching and thin film deposition equipment from approximately 65 vendors can be found at the equipment exhibit. A substantial portion of the Symposium proceeds is channeled into a scholarship program for deserving students interested in the physical sciences. Members of the Chapter also act as judges for the New Mexico and Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fairs, the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science and Regional Science Fairs.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Event: 19th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2019)
    Location Bellevue, Washington
    Contact: Della miller, e-mail: della@avs.org
    Web: http://www.ald2019.avs.org

    The AVS 19th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2019) featuring the 6th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2019) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2019 Workshop (ALE 2019), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, July 21-Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington (East Seattle).

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Event: Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2019)
    Location Bellevue, Washington
    Contact: Della miller, e-mail: della@avs.org
    Web: http://www.ald2019.avs.org

    The 6th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2019) will be held in conjunction with ALD 2019
    at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington (East Seattle).

    A broad range of topics are expected.
     

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meetings
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with a visit to AVS HQ

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019

    Event: 35th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2019)
    Location Boise, Idaho
    Contact: Paul Simmonds, e-mail:paulsimmonds@boisestate.edu

    The 35th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2019) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, through technological applications, and into high-volume and low-cost production. NAMBE features award presentations for MBE Innovator, NAMBE Young Investigator, and Best Student Paper. In addition to a diverse technical program, vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. Exhibits will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors.



    Abstract Deadline: 11 May 2019 

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail: yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the AVS 66th International Symposium & Exhibition

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019

    Event: AVS 66th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Columbus, OH
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Event: TACT 2019 International Thin Films Conference (TACT2019)
    Location National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
    Contact: Jyh-Wei Lee, e-mail:jefflee@mail.mcut.edu.tw
    Web: http://tact2019.conf.tw

    Since TACT was established in December 1998, we are happy to celebrate her 20th birthday this year. This association has organized six international conferences so far, including Asia CVD 2005, TACT 2009, TACT 2011, and TACT 2013, TACT 2015, and TACT 2017. TACT2019 will be the seventh one. This TACT 2019 will be held from November 17 to 20, 2019 at National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. As a continuity from 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. TACT 2019 is the sixth one in the row as the important biennial events for knowledge exchange and interactive platform for researchers and engineers from academia and industry. The TACT 2019 will cover a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin film and coating technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronic, tribological, organic, biological, protective, and functional coatings.


    Abstract Deadline: 31 August, 2019

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Friday, May 01, 2020

    Event: ICMCTF'20- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Web: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/

    The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Friday, October 30, 2020

    Event: AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
    Contact: Yvonne Towse, e-mail:yvonne@avs.org
    Web: http://www.avs.org/symposium

    The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.