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.


Mid-Atlantic Chapter AVS

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing


We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven, interdisciplinary organization that is dedicated to advancing the science and technology of vacuum, materials, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and plasmas. The AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines. Members choose AVS because of the networking opportunities it provides with the high level of camaraderie 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.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter covers Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. We serve our members and our community through:    meetings & symposia, student awards, short courses, educational outreach and equipment exhibits.
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