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.

Florida - Symposia & Exhibitions

General Information

The 2022 Annual Symposium of the Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society (2022 FLAVS) will be held on Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th, 2022 at the University of Central Florida. 2022 FLAVS will be an in-person event and will consist of a plenary lecture, technical sessions with invited and contributed presentations, a poster session including a student poster competition and an equipment exhibit for vendors to display surface analytical, vacuum, thin film and microelectronic equipment.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for the meeting thanks to the support of our vendors and sponsors from colleges and industry.

Presentations & Awards

Technical Program

The technical program will be held on Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th, 2022 in the main lecture hall of the Engineering II building at the University of Central Florida. The equipment exhibit will take place in the Engineering II building atrium, in conjunction with the poster session, reception, and coffee breaks.

Keynote Speaker - To be announced

Topics of the Symposium:
  • Renewable Energy
  • Thin Films and 2D Materials
  • Surface Science and Catalysis
  • Nanometer-scale Materials, Science, and Technology
  • Young Leaders Session
  • Careers in Vacuum Science and Technology

Abstract Submission

The abstracts submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Contributed papers are being accepted for both oral and poster presentations. Interested participants are invited to submit contributions on the following topics:
  • Renewable Energy
  • Thin Films and 2D Materials
  • Surface Science and Catalysis
  • Nanometer-scale Materials, Science, and Technology
In the registration form, you will be asked to propose a session for your abstract based on the list of topics above.

All prospective authors must submit a one-page abstract, including figures and references. Authors should indicate preference for oral or poster presentation. Please follow the abstract formatting guidelines as shown below

Abstract Guide:
One page abstract, single­spaced, 1” margins all around in MS Word. Print title in Arial 14 pt bold on the first line centered, all upper case, (except chemical symbols). Leave one blank line, and then type in Arial 12 pt, centered, the names of the authors using upper and lower case as needed. Underline presenting author's name. Leave another blank line, and type each author's affiliation and postal address. Leave two blank lines and type abstract text, in Arial 11 pt, with one blank line between paragraphs. The body of the abstract text is limited to 200 words. Leave another blank line and indicate e­mail address of presenting or contact author. Graphs and images can be included, as long as the entire abstract fits on one page.

Authors Notification:
Authors will receive an e­mail acknowledgement within 1 week.

Abstracts must be submitted via email ( by Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Online Registration

Registration is required for all participants.

There is no registration fee for either the symposium or equipment exhibit but online registration is strongly recommended for getting meal counts, making ID badges, and information packets.  Please complete and submit the registration form before April 28, 2022 at Midnight EDT. 

If you are an exhibitor, please complete and submit the Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Form and send your payment (checks payable to: American Vacuum Society) by US Mail to: 
Mihai E Vaida
University of Central Florida, Department of Physics
4111 Libra Drive, Room 430
Orlando, FL 32816.

For questions about registration, please contact Dr. Mihai E. Vaida.