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  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Event: 12th Vacuum Technique Conference (2020)
    Location The Castle - Dom Polonii, Pułtusk, Poland
    Contact: Joanna Rymarczyk, Email: joanna.rymarczyk@itr.org.pl
    Web: https://www.itr.org.pl/konferencja-ptp

    The 12th Vacuum Technique Conference is organized by the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Tele and Radio Research Institute under auspices of the Polish Vacuum Society. The mission of the Conference is to provide a forum for presentation and exchange of research results and expertise in the field of vacuum science and techniques, vacuum technologies and their applications, characterization of surfaces and thin films. Our goal is to continue and foster cooperation within the vacuum science community.



    Abstract Deadline: April 30, 2020

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

    Event: AVS Pacific Northwest Chapter 2020 Symposium Virtual Meeting
    Location Online/Virtual
    Contact: Shuttha Shutthanandan,e-mail: shuttha@pnnl.gov
    Web: https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=510f2747-0dba18fe-510f0d52-0cc47adc5fce-d412ceaaf1aa9ca0&q=1&e=06b12561-b1a3-41eb-9f58-7343153dd083&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnwavs.org%2F

    The 31st Annual Symposium of the PNWAVS Science and Technology Society (www.pnwavs.org) will be a virtual meeting hosted by EMSL located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. The meeting will consist of two days of invited talks, plenary speakers, and student presentation competitions.
     
    The PNWAVS symposium has a long tradition of providing a stimulating interdisciplinary program in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The meeting attracts a broad representation of government, corporate, and university researchers from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and Alaska.

    This virtual symposium will adopt a different format than our traditional meetings.  All content will be streamed via Zoom, and a Discord channel will be available to facilitate real-time text chat between attendees.

    There will be a student presentation competition for undergraduate and graduate students. If you wish to participate in the competition, please indicate the level (undergraduate or graduate) on your abstract and show it in the first presentation slide.
    A cash award of $500 plus $500 towards expenses to attend the International AVS Symposium will be given to the winner of the graduate competition. A cash award of $250 will be given to the winner of the undergraduate competition. Cash awards will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners from both competitions.

    Registration is free, but all attendees must register in advance. The online registration will be available at www.pnwavs.org.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Shuttha Shutthanandan by email (shuttha@pnnl.gov) or phone at 509-371-6530.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 2PM-3PM

    Event: SPECIAL AVS Career Center Webinar – FREE!
    Location Online/Internet Instruction
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/webinar_cc

    SPECIAL AVS Career Center Webinar – FREE!
    Modern Resumes and CVs
    Presenter: Lisa Balbes
    September 29, 2020
    2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    REGISTER HERE! (FREE)

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location Denver, Colorado
    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

  • Monday, October 26, 2020 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Event: 2020 Science Educators Workshop
    Location Denver, Colorado
    Contact: Christopher Muratore, e-mail: christopher_muratore@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Education-Outreach/Science-Educators-Workshop

    The next workshop will be held October 26-27, 2020 in Denver, Colorado during the AVS 67th International Symposium & Equipment Exhibition.  Interested teachers should submit an on-line applicationThe deadline for submission is August 7, 2020.


    Supporting documentation may be requested for consideration of your application. Additional information about the workshop can be obtained by e-mail at SEW@AVS.ORG or by calling 1-212-248-0200.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Event: AVS 67 Virtual Showcase
    Location Online/Virtual
    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.

  • Friday, November 13, 2020 | 8AM-8PM

    Event: Carolina Science Symposium
    Location McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Web: https://www.aif.ncsu.edu/event/carolina-science-symposium/

    Overview
    We are pleased to continue a joint symposium between the North Carolina Section of the Materials Research Society, Carolinas Central Chapter of ASM International, and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of American Vacuum Society.  The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors.

    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.

  • Monday, November 16, 2020 | 10AM-5PM

    Event: AVS Online Short Course: Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
    Location Online/Internet Instruction
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_nov

    Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
    November 16, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Instructor: Tim Gessert
    REGISTER HERE!

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10AM-5PM

    Event: AVS Online Short Course: Vacuum Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
    Location Online/Internet Instruction
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_nov

    Vacuum Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
    November 18, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Instructor: Neil Peacock
    REGISTER HERE!

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 10AM-5PM

    Event: AVS Online Short Course: Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
    Location Online/Internet Instruction
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_nov

    Plasma-Enhanced CVD: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications
    November 19, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Instructor: Robert Grubbs
    REGISTER HERE!

  • Wednesday, December 09, 2020 | 1PM-5PM

    Event: AVS Webinar: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials with X-Rays and Ion Guns
    Location Online/Internet Instruction
    Contact: Heather Korff; e-mail: heather@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Education-Outreach/Short-Courses/Short-Courses-Schedule

     
    • Instructor: Lara Gamble and Dan Graham
    • Cost: $250/person

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

  • Monday, January 11, 2021 - Friday, January 15, 2021

    Event: 48th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI-48)
    Location TBD
    Contact: Chris Palmstrøm, Email: cpalmstrom@ece.ucsb.edu
    Web: TBD

    The annual PCSI conference is devoted to achieve a fundamental understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, structural, optical, magnetic and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. These studies include novel growth processes and interfacial phenomena, new characterization tools, transport, and functionality of the structures for future devices.

  • Sunday, January 31, 2021 | 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 Retreat

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021

    Event: ICMCTF'21- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Web: https://icmctf2021.avs.org/

    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, April 25, 2021 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location San Diego, CA
    Contact: Yvonne Towse; yvonne@avs.org
    Web: https://www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Events-Calendar/AVS-Board-Meeting-Schedule

    In conjunction with the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films (ICMCTF)

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Event: AVS 21st International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2021) featuring the 8th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2021)
    Location JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, Tampa, Florida
    Contact: Della Miller, e-mail: della@avs.org
    Web: https://ald2021.avs.org/

    The AVS 21st International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2021) featuring the 8th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2021) 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 2021 Workshop (ALE 2021), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 27-Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street in Tampa, Florida.

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 - Friday, July 09, 2021

    Event: 33rd International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference
    Location University of Lyon, Lyon, France
    Contact: Stephen Purcell, Email: mailto:stephen.purcell@univ-lyon1.fr and Jean-Paul Mazellier, Email: jean-paul.mazellier@thalesgroup.com
    Web: https://www.vacuumnanoelectronics.org/

    The 33rd International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference will be held in Lyon, France, July 5-9, 2021. The subject matter covers fundamental and applied research in the physics of electron emission and beam properties of novel nano-emitters as well as on the materials, growth, and fabrication of sources and vacuum electronic devices. The meeting starts with a day of short courses followed by four days of presentations of original research by plenary, invited and oral speakers and poster sessions. It meets every year and may be considered as the pre-eminent conference in the world on cold electron sources and their applications.


    Abstract Deadline: March 7, 2021

  • Monday, July 26, 2021 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meetings
    Location New York, New York
    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

  • Sunday, August 08, 2021 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Event: Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2021)
    Location Washington, DC Area, US
    Contact: Virginia Wheeler, Email: virginia.wheeler@nrl.navy.mil and Kelson Chabak, Email: kelson.chabak.1@us.af.mil
    Web: https://gox2021.avs.org/

    The 5th U.S. Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2021) will be held in the Washington, D.C. area on August 8-11, 2021 to highlight domestic research in the rapidly emerging field of Ga2Oand related materials with high critical field strength. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a premier platform for reporting recent advances in materials and device development and identify scientific gaps remaining. The intent is to create actionable coordination across government, industry and academia to enable rapid transitional technologies in this field.  There will be no written proceedings in order to facilitate a friendly and stimulating environment for scientific discussions among participants from domestic and international Ga2Oresearch groups.  Attendees can expect topics including, but not limited to: bulk and epitaxial growth, theory/modeling/simulations, device and circuit advancements, materials characterization and novel properties, and heterostructures.
     
    GOX 2021 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by invited and contributed speakers, as well as two evening poster sessions where the latest Ga2O3 results can be discussed. The Workshop will be preceded by a welcome reception beneficial for networking with others in the field and establishing new collaborations.
     

    Abstract Deadline: April 2, 2021

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 - Friday, October 29, 2021

    Event: AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
    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 24, 2021 | 8AM-4PM

    Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
    Location Charlotte, 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 68th International Symposium & Exhibition

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 | 8AM-8PM

    Event: Carolina Science Symposium
    Location McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Web: https://www.aif.ncsu.edu/event/carolina-science-symposium/

    Overview
    We are pleased to continue a joint symposium between the North Carolina Section of the Materials Research Society, Carolinas Central Chapter of ASM International, and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of American Vacuum Society.  The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors.

    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.
     

  • Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Friday, December 03, 2021

    Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices & Systems (WINDS)
    Location Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA
    Contact: Berend Jonker, e-mail: berry.jonker@nrl.navy.mil and John Conley, e-mail: jconley@eecs.oregonstate.edu
    Web: http://www.winds-meeting.info

    WINDS is a week long, international, and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale devices and applications thereof. It provides a forum for researchers in material, device, and characterization science, both experimental and theoretical, to interact. This breadth of expertise reflects the technical challenges in developing nanoscale devices and material systems, since every device is a heterostructure of one form or another and the properties of the interfaces often determine the functionality and properties of the nanoscale system.

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 - Thursday, March 17, 2022

    Event: International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN)
    Location Monterey, California
    Contact: Della Miller; e-mail: della@avs.org
    Web: https://fcmn2022.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. The conference series began 1995 and is the 13th conference in the series.

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 - Friday, May 27, 2022

    Event: ICMCTF'22- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Contact: ICMCTF Information, e-mail: icmctf@icmctf.org
    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, November 06, 2022 - Friday, November 11, 2022

    Event: AVS 68th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    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, December 11, 2022 - Thursday, December 15, 2022

    Event: PacSurf 2022: Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings, & Interfaces
    Location Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA
    Contact: Contact Della Miller, AVS, 530-896-0477, della@avs.org

    The AVS Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2022) will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 11 – 15, 2022. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. Symposium attendees will interact during morning and evening sessions that will include plenary, invited, and contributed presentations.The main topics for PacSurf 2022 will be focused on the latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage,  Nanomaterials, Plasma Processing, 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 and Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are confident you will benefit by attending PacSurf 2022 and networking with the other attendees.

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 - Friday, May 26, 2023

    Event: ICMCTF'23- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
    Location Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
    Contact: ICMCTF Information,e-mail: icmctf@icmctf.org
    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, July 23, 2023 - Wednesday, July 26, 2023

    Event: 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023)
    Location Bellevue, Washington
    Contact: Della miller, e-mail: della@avs.org

    The AVS 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023) featuring the 10th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2023) 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 2023Workshop (ALE 2023), so that attendees can interact freely. 

  • Sunday, November 05, 2023 - Saturday, November 11, 2023

    Event: AVS 69th International Symposium & Exhibition
    Location Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
    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.