Call for Abstracts - Greetings

On behalf of everyone at AVS, we invite you to submit an abstract to the AVS 64th International Symposium and Exhibition, which will be held October 29th – November 3rd, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
The AVS Symposium is one of the premier forums for the presentation and discussion of the science and technology of materials, interfaces, and processing.
The theme of this year's Symposium is “Surfaces, Interfaces and Materials: A New Vision” and promises to be more exciting and forward-looking than ever.  A sampling of sessions that encompass this theme include: 

  • Properties of 2D Materials including electronic, magnetic, mechanical, optical, and thermal properties; 
  • Beyond Traditional Surface Analysis: Pushing the Limits Engineering a paradigm shift in control of microbes and fouling; 
  • Materials for Quantum Information Bridging Gaps in Heterogeneously-Catalyzed Reactions; 
  • Novel Magnetic Order at Interfaces Surfaces and Interfaces in Micro- and Nano-Systems Nanotechnology for Renewable Energy; 
  • Plasma Processing of Biomaterials; 
  • Plasma Processing for Nanomaterials & Nanoparticles; 
  • Frontiers of Photoelectron Spectroscopy in studies of surface and interfacial processes with variable depth probe, high spatial or temporal resolution; 
  • New Challenges and Opportunities in Surface Engineering; 
  • New Imaging and Spectroscopy Methodologies; 
  • Organic/inorganic surfaces and interfaces Membranes and Materials for Food/Water; and 
  • Processing Industry needs/research opportunities in thin film technology.
In addition, we shall feature programming on cutting edge topical areas. Focus Topics that will be featured at this meeting include 2D Materials; Actinides and Rare Earths; Fundamental Discoveries in Heterogeneous Catalysis; Advanced Ion Microscopy; Novel Trends in Synchrotron and FEL-Based Analysis; Plasma Processing for Biomedical Applications; Scanning Probe Microscopy; Spectroscopic Ellipsometry; Sustainability; Tandem MS; and Tribology. These topics will complement our traditional strong core Division/Group Topics on fundamental surface science and interfacial phenomena, applied surface science, surface engineering, micro- and nano-electronics, nanometer–scale science and technology, manufacturing science and technology, thin films, plasma science and technology, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, electronic and photonic materials, biomaterials, and vacuum science and technology.
As you examine the Call for Abstracts, we are sure that you will find many sessions that interest you as well as Oral and Poster sessions that are the perfect fit to present your latest research. Poster presentations are a great way to promote your work and interact one-on-one with many scientists and engineers during an extended time. In addition, some Divisions plan to host Flash presentation sessions, in which poster presenters will each have 2-3 minutes to give an oral presentation summarizing their poster. Awards for posters and oral presentations given by students are also offered by many divisions and groups.
As well as the technical program, there will be an extensive equipment exhibition, and many networking and career advancement and recruitment events for those launching their careers as well as for established researchers. If you are new to the AVS community, we hope that you will find the symposium to be a place to develop new colleagues and friends with whom to share ideas for years to come.  We encourage you to participate in this year’s symposium by submitting an abstract before the deadline on Monday, May 1st. 

We look forward to seeing you at AVS 64 in Tampa!
Amy V. Walker
2017 Program Chair
               Eric A. Joseph
2017 Program Vice-Chair


Amy V. Walker

2017 Program Chair


Eric Joseph

2017 Program Vice-Chair

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