Membership

As an interdisciplinary, professional Society, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing.
Below is a snapshot of AVS membership benefits, to fully access your benefits please login using your MyAVS username and password.

AVS Membership is an Anniversary-Based Membership and will expire 365 days from last payment or join date.. AVS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics with additional benefits for our Platinum members. 



Give the Gift of AVS Membership 

Start the year off with an act of mentorship by gifting your student an AVS Platinum Student Membership. For $40 you’ll be giving your student a FULL year of AVS Benefits.  Questions? Contact angela@avs.org


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Access to the Publications Library x x x
Access to Technical Library (Presentations on Demand, Videos, Books, Recommended Practices, and More) x x x x
Discount on Individual Subscription to AIP Journals x x
Enrollment in a Local Chapter x x
Enrollment in an Additional Chapter of One’s Choice x x
Enrollment in Four Technical Divisions and One Group x x
AVS Newsletters, Including Beneath the AVS Surface, the President’s Message and Science Policy & Funding News x x x x
Physics Today x x
Discount on Select AVS Meetings and Short Courses x x
Career Services x x
Member Directory Access x x
Society Mailings and E-mail Announcements x x x x
Awards and Recognition x x
Hotel Discounts x x
Life Insurance Discount x x
Vote x
Hold Office x
Membership Card x x
Additional Benefits from the American Institute of Physics x x


Transfer Categories for Long-Term Members

If you are eligible to transfer to one of the categories below, e-mail Angela Klink angela@avs.org

Emeritus Member: Emeritus Membership may be obtained by any American Vacuum Society member who has been a full member in good standing for a minimum of 30 years, and is at least 62 years of age and can demonstrate that he or she is retired from full-time employment.  Members in good standing who are disabled and retired from full-time employment with less than the minimum membership time noted above, but who have at least 5 years of continuous full membership, may make special application to the Membership Committee for Emeritus Membership. Please contact the Angela Klink (angela@avs.org) for more information.

Honorary Member: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors for distinguished service to the Society.

Fellow: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding technical contributions in areas of interest to the Society.

**Unemployed Rate: AVS now offers an unemployed rate. For more information on whether you qualify, please contact Angela Klink (angela@avs.org)

** Developing Country: A special discount on AVS membership is available for residents living in certain countries. Qualified applicants will receive standard AVS membership benefits. Please contact Angela Klink (angela@avs.org) to receive the discount code. Annual qualification for this discount, based on country of residency, will be required.

PLATINUM FULL

This level is a full membership benefits package that requires payment of annual dues.

PLATINUM STUDENT

This level is a full membership benefits package that requires payment of annual dues. (Voting rights reserved for Platinum Full members only)

GOLD

This level is not available for purchase and is not transferrable to Silver. It is granted to AVS non-member short course attendees and journal authors. This level includes access to the Publication and Technical Library. To receive more member benefits, including conference discounts consider upgrading to the Platinum level.

SILVER

This level is not available for purchase and is not transferrable to Gold. It is a granted to AVS non-member attendees at select AVS-managed conferences. This level includes access to the Technical Library. To receive more member benefits, including conference discounts consider upgrading to the Platinum level.