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 - Upcoming Meetings

Distinguished Lecture Series on Catalysis
October - December 2020
The Renewable Energy and Chemical Transformations (REACT) Cluster at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in collaboration with the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) and UCF-AVS student chapter is hosting a Distinguished Lecture Series on Catalysis. Prominent scientists from various universities, research centers, and industry conducting experimental and theoretical research in surface science and catalysis will be giving lectures every other week. The lectures are intended for an audience with a broad range of expertise, from undergraduate and graduate students to senior scientists.



Oct. 7, 2020, 9 am EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Karsten Reuter, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany, Merging multiscale theory and data sciences to tackle operando energy conversion systems.
Oct. 21, 2020, 9 am EST
Gianfranco Pacchioni, Università Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Unveiling the nature of single-atom catalysts.
Nov. 18, 2020, 9 am EST
Israel Wachs, Lehigh University, USA, Operando heterogenous catalysis.
Nov. 4,  2020, 9 am EST
Dec. 2, 2020, 9 am EST
Ke-Bin Low, BASF Corporation, USA, Elucidating Structure-Property Relationships in Catalysts using Microscopy: A Real-World Perspective.
Dec. 16, 2020, 9 am EST
Hui Xu, Giner Inc., USA, Advanced Electrolysis Technologies for Renewable Energy Conversion 
and Storage.

This series is free to all registrants, available through Zoom. Early registration is recommended as enrollment is limited to 300 participants.

To register for the webinar, please fill out this online form: The registered participants will receive email updates as well as Zoom links to attend the webinars.

For additional questions please contact Dr. Mihai E. Vaida at