As an interdisciplinary, professional Society, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines - chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, all engineering disciplines, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing area.
Founded in 1953, AVS is organized into 10 technical divisions and 2 technical groups that encompass a range of established as well as emerging science and technology areas. There are also 16 regional chapters, 1 international chapter, 1 international affiliate, and 7 student chapters that promote communication and networking for professionals and students within a geographical region. AVS is comprised of approximately 4,500 members worldwide.
Technical Meetings & Exhibits
Each year the AVS hosts local and international meetings, include the annual International Symposium and Exhibition. AVS also sponsors or endorses more than 20 chapter or divisional meetings and exhibits in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South American annually. more
Annually AVS publishes four journals including the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (JVST A and B), which is devoted to reports of original research and review articles, Surface Science Spectra.
Education & Outreach
AVS honors members through its prestigious awards program, provides training, and offers career services.
Recognition of outstanding scientific research and technological innovation is one of the most important activities within AVS. The AVS Awards
honors a wide range of extraordinary accomplishments vital to progress in fields of interest to AVS.
Several training courses are offered throughout the year worldwide. Courses may be customized
to suit your company's needs/goals
through our Onsite Training Program
and taught at your facility
AVS offers an online career center
where you can post or review resumes or participate at our annual Career Center held during the International Symposium and Exhibition.
The AVS vitality is derived from the unselfish commitment of a large number of talented and dedicated volunteers who diligently serve in all facets of AVS governance and operation. Get connected, take the lead, and grow.