On behalf of the entire AVS community, we welcome you to the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition (AVS 65) in beautiful Long Beach, California. We have an exciting slate of programming planned and wish you a productive and exciting week filled with discussions, new insights, and networking opportunities as you enjoy both the technical program and related activities.
This year’s Symposium features a variety of topics, both time-honored and novel, across sixteen parallel sessions. The theme for this year is “Materials, Interfaces and Process Technology for the IoT Era
” based on the predicted explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the coming years and promises to be more exciting and forward-looking than ever. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Kim Chaffin
, Distinguished Scientist and Bakken Fellow in Strategic and Scientific Operations at Medtronic, plc, presenting the Plenary Lecture Monday evening on “The Internet of Things: Shaping the Future of the Medical Device Industry
.” New for this year, we will also have a Plenary Panel, immediately following the Plenary Lecture, to discuss the potential impact of IoT and areas of AVS engagement. Panelists include: Dr. Scott Miller
– NextFlex, Prof. Subu Iyer
– UCLA, Dr. Enid Kivuti
– Multek Corp. and Prof. Michael Cima
– MIT, who will join Dr. Chaffin to field questions and engage with the AVS community.
Featured throughout the week, the IoT theme is also captured across nineteen different sessions programmed by our many Divisions, Groups and Focus Topics. An example of these sessions includes: “Challenges of Sensor Manufacturing for the IoT,
” “MEMS for IoT: Chemical and Biological Sensing,
” “Thin Films for Flexible Electronics and IoT,
” “CMOS, Beyond the Roadmap and Over the Cliff,
” “Biofabrication, Bioanalytics, Biosensors and Diagnostics,
” “Flexible Electronics,
” and “Vacuum System Design and Automation.
” We are sure that you will gain new insights and knowledge as you enjoy these sessions.
In addition, the Symposium Program will include several special features. For example, the Plasma Science and Technology Division in collaboration with the Plasma Biology, Agriculture and Environment Focus Topic, will hold a special all-invited session on Monday afternoon titled ‘Plasma and Polymers: The Legacy of Riccardo d’Agostino and Beyond’
commemorating the Life and Career of Riccardo d’Agostino. On Tuesday Morning, the Applied Surface Science Division will host a special session celebrating Nicholas Winograd titled “Applied Surface Science: From Electrochemistry to Cell Imaging, a Celebration of the Career of Nicholas Winograd,
” while the Thin Film Division will host a special session in honor of Paul Holloway titled “Special Session in Honor of Paul Holloway: Luminescent Materials Growth, Synthesis and Characterization.
” Also on Tuesday Afternoon, the Applied Surface Science Division program will feature another special session in celebration of Barbara Garrison, titled “The Impact of Modeling (Ion, Electron) and Data Analysis on Applied Surface Science, a Celebration of the Career of Barbara Garrison.
” On Wednesday, there will be two special all-invited sessions (morning and afternoon) titled “Current and Future Stars of the AVS Symposium
” and will feature presentations from David G. Castner
our AVS Medard Welch Award
winner and Peter Bruggeman
, our AVS Peter Mark Award
winner, along with invited talks given by peer nominated ‘Future Stars’ of the AVS community. Moreover, we are honored to host the AIP sponsored Industrial Physics Forum (IPF)
once again this year and have programming closely planned alongside the Biomaterial Interfaces Division beginning Sunday afternoon with the Bio Plenary session, and continuing throughout the week.
Finally, we also feature programming on cutting edge topical areas. Focus Topics that will be featured at this meeting include 2D Materials (2D); Actinides and Rare Earths (AC); Fundamental Discoveries in Heterogeneous Catalysis (HC); Advanced Ion Microscopy (HI); Novel Trends in Synchrotron and FEL-Based Analysis (SA); Plasma Biology, Agriculture, and Environment (PB); Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (EL); and Tribology (TR). New Focus Topics include In-situ Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Microfluidics (MM); Processing and Characterization of Air-Liquid, Solid-Liquid and Air-Solid Interfaces (PC); Extending Additive Manufacturing to the Atomic Scale (AM); Reconfigurable Materials and Devices for Neuromorphic Computing (RM); Advanced Nanophotonics Metrology (AN), and Materials and Processes for Quantum Computing (MP). Lastly, all week there will be sessions across multiple divisions on Atomic Layer Processing, which highlight ongoing work in areas pertaining to the processing of materials with atomic scale precision, employing techniques such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Selective Deposition, and Atomic Layer Etching (ALE).