As a member-driven, interdisciplinary organization, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines—chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, biology, mathematics, business, sales, etc.—through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing.
Members choose AVS not only because it is important to their professional development, but for the networking opportunities it provides, as well as a high level of camaraderie they enjoy at our meetings and events. The interdisciplinary nature of AVS offers the opportunity for very unique collaborations in many different areas of science and technology. In addition, AVS encourages your participation in Society leadership roles, offering easy entry into our committees, divisions, and technical groups.
Individuals obtain membership in the local chapter by joining the national AVS organization. On a national level, AVS provides a number of resources to members. Each year, the AVS International Symposium and Exhibition features more than 1,200 technical papers and draws approximately 3,000 scientists from around the world. AVS National also sponsors several topical conferences that provide in-depth investigation into a particular technique or field. AVS offers journals, books, monographs, short courses, and videos.