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Applied Surface Science - Symposium

33rd Annual PNWAVS Symposium and 40th Symposium on Surface Analysis


The 33rd Annual Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (PNWAVS) will be held in conjunction with the 40th Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis on September 14-16, 2022 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), located in Richland, Washington. The Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD) of the AVS sponsors a biannual topical conference to discuss advances in applied surface analysis. PNWAVS hosts an annual symposium that brings together researchers with interests in vacuum science and technology in the Pacific Northwest region.

This year, we will host a joint meeting that will be held in the new Energy Sciences Center (ESC) at PNNL. ESC hosts collaborative research in chemistry, materials science, and computing among PNNL scientists, industry, and university partners for advanced energy technology development. PNNL is also home to the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE national science user facility that houses many state-of-the-art synthesis and characterization tools.

A goal of this meeting is to promote interaction among all participants from industry, government, and university laboratories. Both invited and contributed papers in the form of oral and poster presentations will be presented at the meeting. The meeting will consist of three days of invited and contributed talks, plenary speakers, a vendor exhibit, tours of (ESC) and EMSL, and a student poster presentation competition.

Meeting Co-Chairs:
Dr. Elton Graugnard, Boise State University,
Dr. Tiffany Kaspar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,