The technical structure of AVS is organized as a matrix. Members can participate in one or more Divisions or Technical Groups, each of which is focused around a major topical area. Members may also participate in Chapters and Student Chapters, which are regional organizations that focus on local area needs.

Vacuum Technology - Officers/Contacts


2024 Chair, 2025 Program-Chair
Sol Omolayo
email: Sol_omolayo @

2024 Chair-Elect, 2025 Chair, 2026 Program-Chair
Freek Molkenboer
email: freek_molkenboer @

2024 Program-Chair
Giulia Lanza
email: giulia_lanza @

Marcy L. Stutzman
email: marcy_stutzman @

Jacob Ricker
email: jacob_ricker @

Executive Committee Members

Terms ending 2024
Klaus Bergner
email: klaus_bergner @

Russell Gleason
email: russell_gleason @

Terms ending 2025
Alex Tingle
email: alex_tingle @

Steven Wulfsberg
email: steven_wulfsberg @

Terms ending 2026
Christopher Malocsay
email: chris_malocsay @

Charles Smith
email: charles_smith @

Subcommittees/Event Coordinators

Ask-The-Expert Coordinator
Alan van Drie
email: alan_vandrie @
VTD Student Award Coordinator
Julia Scherschligt
email: julia_scherschligt @
VTD Early Career Award Coordinator
Julia Scherschligt
email: julia_scherschligt @

Team VTD 5K Fun Run Coordinator
Jason Carter
email: jason_carter @
VTD Web Coordinator
Martin Wuest
email: martin_wuest @
Jay Hendricks
email: jay_hendricks @