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Monday, July 26, 2021, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  New York, New York
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with a visit to AVS HQ


Tuesday, August 03, 2021, 8AM - 5PM EST

Event: Physical Electronics Conference (PEC 2021)
Location:  Virtual
Contact:  Kristen Burson


Physical Electronics Conference and Nottingham Prize Competition. This year it will be a half-day virtual event focusing on the Nottingham Prize competition.

Abstract Deadline: May 9, 2021


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 3PM - 4PM EST

Event: 2021 AVS Publications: Meet the Editors
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_pubs


Join us for an AVS Publications “Meet the Editors” Event hosted by Dr. Eray Aydil, AVS Editor-in-Chief. During this event, updates on all AVS journals will be given and there will be journal trivia with opportunities to win Amazon gift cards.


Thursday, September 02, 2021, 1PM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS Webinar: Gallium Oxide Materials and Devices for Next Generation Ultra-wide Bandgap Electronics
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/webinar_gox2


Beta-Gallium Oxide is an emerging ultra-wide band gap semiconductor with a predicted critical breakdown field much higher than the commercial wide band gap semiconductors such as Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide. The key attractive feature is the availability of single crystal large area bulk substrates. This webinar will begin with the motivation for pursuing research on ultra-wide band gap semiconductors for applications in power electronics and high frequency electronics. State-of-the-art progress in bulk crystal growth, epitaxy and ion implantation will be reviewed. Strategies to maximize breakdown voltage in lateral Gallium Oxide MOSFETs, vertical diodes and transistors will be discussed. The main theme of the webinar will be to highlight and discuss the interrelationship between material properties, material processing and device performance. The future outlook for Gallium Oxide in achieving its theoretical potential, as well as the key challenges & limitations, will also be discussed.

REGISTER HERE


Monday, September 06, 2021, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 21st International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Location: Online/Virtual
Contact:  Isaac Hernández-Calderón


The International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy provides a prominent international forum for reporting new developments in the areas of fundamental and applied molecular beam epitaxy research, including advances in the technique, synthesis of new materials, discovery of new physical properties, formation of novel heterostructures, and the development of innovative devices.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Plasma Etching and RIE: Fundamentals and Applications (Day 1 – 9/14)
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Know the basic concepts of plasma etching.
  • Understand the physics of RF glow discharges (both high and low density).
  • Understand the surface science aspects of reactive ion etching (RIE).
  • Learn about plasma-surface chemistry leading to etching.
  • Recognize the factors that influence etching anisotropy.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Vacuum System Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Real vs virtual leaks
  • Leak rate specifications
  • Different leak detection methods
  • How a mass spectrometer leak detector works
  • Care and feeding of a mass spectrometer leak detector
  • Basic ways to use a mass spectrometer leak detector
  • What to do when a leak is found
  • Possible steps when a system passes leak test but has sub-par performance
  • Sources of gas that can affect vacuum system performance
  • Ways to mitigate gas sources


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10AM - 3PM EST

Event: AVS Minnesota Chapter - Virtual Annual Fall Symposium
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Kateryna Artyushkova


We will be holding our virtual MN-AVS Annual Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

This year's virtual symposium will include oral and poster contributions from students only. We invite both undergraduate and graduate students to participate. All students will be automatically enrolled into competition
for best Talk and Poster. Awards will include cash certificate and free AVS membership.

Abstract submission is via email only!
Each abstract should be a maximum of a single page in length. A second page containing figures or illustrations that support the abstract results may also be submitted. The abstract should be submitted as a MS Office Word document.

Please submit your abstract to Kateryna Artyushkova @ Kateryna_Artyushkova@avs.org.


Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Plasma Etching and RIE: Fundamentals and Applications (Day 2 – 9/16)
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Know the basic concepts of plasma etching.
  • Understand the physics of RF glow discharges (both high and low density).
  • Understand the surface science aspects of reactive ion etching (RIE).
  • Learn about plasma-surface chemistry leading to etching.
  • Recognize the factors that influence etching anisotropy.


Friday, September 17, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Atomic Layer Deposition
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of ALD based on sequential self-limiting surface reactions.
  • Understand the important advantages of ALD and comparison with CVD.
  • Learn about ideal and non-ideal ALD and thermal and plasma-enhanced ALD.
  • Understand how ALD surface chemistry and growth are studied using in situ probes.
  • Learn how ALD can be utilized for thin film nanoengineering.
  • Understand the many current and potential applications of ALD.


Monday, September 20, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course - Vacuum Pumps: An Introduction to their Operation and Maintenance
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Learn about the types of commercially available vacuum pumps and their performance specifications.
  • Learn how each pump works and what maintenance is required.
  • Understand how to select a pump or pumps for a given application.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Understand the three phases of vacuum chamber contamination: gases, films, and particulates.
  • Learn the origins of vacuum chamber contaminants and methods for controlling or eliminating them.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Sputter Deposition
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of sputter deposition
  • Review and discuss options for sputtering system design
  • Learn how rf sputtering differs from dc sputtering and understand how rf sputtering works
  • Understand reactive sputtering
  • Understand thin film properties are modified by adjusting sputtering parameters


Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Analysis of Mass Spectrometer (RGA) Spectra
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_sept


Course Objectives

  • Provide the basic knowledge required to interpret mass spectrometer (RGA) data, in vacuum applications ranging from UHV to atmospheric pressures.
  • Presentation of elementary atomic electron structure
  • Describe the filling of the electronic shells and sub shells
  • Discuss molecule formation and the different types of molecular bonds
  • Discuss operation of a mass spectrometer including its major components, i.e. ion source, mass separator, and detector and especially phenomena that occur in the ion source
  • Discuss interpretation of the mass spectrometer spectra by presenting typical spectra for many common molecules and analysis of gas samples containing many different molecules
  • Various types of analysis techniques are presented and many existing data bases are suggested
  • Discuss chemical interactions between mass spectrometers and the sampled gases


Monday, September 27, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: SCCAVS Short Course Program: An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology (2-Day)
Location:  Holiday Inn Buena Park (IN PERSON, subject to change)
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/sccavs_sc0921


The course begins with a definition of vacuum and a description of the physical conditions existing in a vacuum environment. Following this introduction will be a discussion of gases at low pressures and the interactions between gases and solids. The phenomena of gas flow though vacuum systems will then be examined. The primary components of vacuum systems, with an emphasis on pumps and gauges, will be described.

REGISTER HERE!
 


Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12PM - 6PM EST

Event: 2021 SCCAVS Equipment Exhibition, Keynote Speakers, & Short Courses
Location:  Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center, Buena Park, CA 90620
Contact:  Anna Corinne D'Ambrosio


An Equipment Exhibition will be hosted by the Southern California Chapter of AVS (SCCAVS) on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center. The Exhibition will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

(Short Courses September 27 – 29)


Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: SCCAVS Short Course Program: Vacuum System Design (1-Day)
Location:  Holiday Inn Buena Park (IN PERSON, subject to change)
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/sccavs_sc0921


This course deals with the principal aspects of system design, including materials selection, fabrication techniques, pump selection, sizing pumps and vacuum piping to a chamber, determining pumpdown time, leak rate specification, and surface preparation procedures. Methods for determining ultimate pressures are also discussed.

REGISTER HERE!
 


Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 1PM - 2PM EST

Event: AVS e-Talk: Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_semf


This talk will describe the key ideas and present some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free electronic 'tattoos' with applications in continuous monitoring of vital signs in maternal, fetal, neonatal and pediatric care; and microfluidic/electronic platforms that can capture, manipulate and perform biomarker analysis on microliter volumes of sweat, with applications in medical diagnostics and sports performance.


Sunday, October 24, 2021, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.


Sunday, October 24, 2021, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: QSA 18. New Challenges in Quantitative Surface Analysis (QSA 2021)
Location:  Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Contact:  Kateryna Artyushkova


This is a 18th conference in series of Quantitative Surface Analysis. It is Gordon style conference with ample time for discussion. We are planning to have 4 slots fo invited speakers and discussion from 8 am till 3 pm. Poster session will be done during lunch. The focus this year is on new developments in XPS, particularly hard X-ray sources for laboratory-based HAXPES systems and near ambient XPS, and quantitative issues in TOF-SIMS.


Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Charlotte, North Carolina
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition


Friday, November 12, 2021, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: Carolina Science Symposium
Location:  McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Contact:  TBD


Overview
We are pleased to continue a joint symposium between the North Carolina Section of the Materials Research Society, Carolinas Central Chapter of ASM International, and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of American Vacuum Society.  The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors.

Student Poster /Oral Sessions
A student poster session will be held. Three student submissions will be selected for 15 min oral presentation.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student oral presentation and for top 3 poster presentations. Poster size up to 48 in by 36 in.


Monday, November 15, 2021, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: TACT 2021 International Thin Films Conference (TACT2021)
Location:  GIS NTUT Convention Center, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Contact:   2021tact@gmail.com



Since TACT was established in December 1998, we are happy to celebrate her 20th birthday this year. This association has organized six international conferences so far, including Asia CVD 2005, TACT 2009, TACT 2011, TACT 2013, TACT 2015, , TACT 2017 and TACT 2019. TACT 2021 will be the eighth one, which will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 at National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan.

TACT 2021 is an important biennial event for knowledge exchange and interactive platform for researchers and engineers from academia and industry. TACT 2021 will cover a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin film, coating and plasma technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronic, flexible device,  tribological, organic, biological, protective and functional coatings.

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021


Sunday, November 28, 2021, 7AM - 6PM EST

Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices & Systems (WINDS)
Location:  Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Contact:  Berend Jonker and John Conley


WINDS is a week long, international, and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale devices and applications thereof. It provides a forum for researchers in material, device, and characterization science, both experimental and theoretical, to interact. This breadth of expertise reflects the technical challenges in developing nanoscale devices and material systems, since every device is a heterostructure of one form or another and the properties of the interfaces often determine the functionality and properties of the nanoscale system.


Sunday, January 30, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Cary, North Carolina
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS Publications Retreat and visit to the new Publications Office


Monday, March 14, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN)
Location:  Monterey, California
Contact:  Della Miller


The FCMN will bring together scientists and engineers interested in all aspects of the characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing. All approaches are welcome: chemical, physical, electrical, magnetic, optical, in-situ, and real-time control and monitoring. The conference will summarize major issues and provided critical reviews of important semiconductor techniques needed as the semiconductor industry moves to silicon nanoelectronics and beyond.

The conference consists of formal invited presentation sessions and poster sessions for contributed papers. The poster papers cover new developments in characterization and metrology especially at the nanoscale. The conference series began 1995 and is the 13th conference in the series.


Thursday, April 07, 2022, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: 6th Area Selective Deposition Workshop (ASD 2022)
Location:  Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
Contact:  Rudy Wojtecki


Developments in nanoelectronics and nanoscale surface modification continue to drive the need for more elegant and reliable bottom-up area selective deposition (ASD) strategies. Many technology fields increasingly focus on developing new strategies for ASD, including sub-10 nm next generation devices, -material catalysts, new optical devices, and materials for energy storage. This two-day workshop will gather leading experts from academia and industry. Themes addressed include: fundamental challenges related to recent developments in ASD, applications for ASD in next-generation technology, emergent processes for implementing ASD techniques, and new perspectives on metrological and characterization strategies for further understanding persistent mechanistic challenges.


Monday, April 25, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  New York, New York
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with a visit to AVS HQ


Sunday, May 22, 2022, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'22- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, June 26, 2022, 8AM - 7PM EST

Event: AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022)
Location:  Ghent, Belgium
Contact:  Della Miller


The AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022) featuring the 9th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2022) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2022 Workshop (ALE 2022), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the International Convention Center in Ghent, Belgium.

As in past conferences, the meeting will be preceded (Sunday, June 26) by one day of tutorials and a welcome reception. Sessions will take place (Monday-Wednesday, June 26-29) along with an industry tradeshow. All presentations will be audio-recorded and provided to attendees following the conference (posters will be included as PDFs). Anticipated attendance is 600+.


Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12PM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting (via Zoom)
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


Virtual Meeting


Sunday, August 07, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2022)
Location:  Washington, DC Area, US
Contact:  Virginia Wheeler and Kelson Chabak


The 5th U.S. Gallium Oxide Workshop (GOX 2022) will be held in the Washington, D.C. area on August 7-10, 2022 to highlight domestic research in the rapidly emerging field of Ga2O3 and related materials with high critical field strength. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a premier platform for reporting recent advances in materials and device development and identify scientific gaps remaining. The intent is to create actionable coordination across government, industry and academia to enable rapid transitional technologies in this field.  There will be no written proceedings in order to facilitate a friendly and stimulating environment for scientific discussions among participants from domestic and international Ga2O3 research groups.  Attendees can expect topics including, but not limited to: bulk and epitaxial growth, theory/modeling/simulations, device and circuit advancements, materials characterization and novel properties, and heterostructures.

GOX 2022 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by invited and contributed speakers, as well as two evening poster sessions where the latest Ga2O3 results can be discussed. The Workshop will be preceded by a welcome reception beneficial for networking with others in the field and establishing new collaborations.


Sunday, September 18, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 36th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2022)
Location:  The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Contact:  Joshua Zide, e-mail: zide@udel.edu



The 36th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2022) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, through technological applications, and into high-volume and low-cost production. NAMBE features the presentations of the MBE Innovator Award, the NAMBE Young Investigator Award, and the Best Student Paper awards.  In addition to a diverse technical program, vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. The exhibit will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing many opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors.


Sunday, September 18, 2022, 8AM - 5PM EST

Event: International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23)
Location:  Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact:  Anna Belu, Conference Chair (Medtronic, USA)


The 2022 International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23) will be held September 18-23, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. SIMS 23 will provide a forum for colleagues from academic, industrial, and national laboratories throughout the world to exchange results and new ideas on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques.

The conference will cover advancements of scientific knowledge from fundamentals to applications. In light of future requirements coming from technology and basic research, updates on present possibilities and future developments of the technique are particularly solicited for dedicated discussion sessions.


Sunday, October 16, 2022, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 14th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterizations for New Materials and Devices (ALC 2022)
Location:  Bankoku Shinryokan,  Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Contact:  Hiroki Hibino


The series of international symposia entitled “Atomic Level Characterization (ALC)” focus on practical applications of atomic level characterization (both atomic dimensions and energy levels) of new materials and devices, including bio- and organic materials as well as inorganics. Descriptions of new applications and instrumentation for various analytical techniques of surface and interface analysis are solicited in these symposia. The goal is to promote stimulating discussions among researchers specializing in different probe methods. The symposium also encourages discussion of fundamental problems to be solved in the further development of atomic level characterization of materials, including approaches based on theory and simulations.


Sunday, November 06, 2022, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 68th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.


Sunday, November 06, 2022, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS 68th International Symposium & Exhibition


Sunday, December 11, 2022, 8AM - 6PM EST

Event: PacSurf 2022: Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings, & Interfaces
Location:  Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Contact:  Della Miller, AVS, 530-896-0477


The AVS Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2022) will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 11 – 15, 2022. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. Symposium attendees will interact during morning and evening sessions that will include plenary, invited, and contributed presentations.The main topics for PacSurf 2022 will be focused on the latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage,  Nanomaterials, Plasma Processing, and Thin Films. We will have morning and evening technical sessions with the afternoons free for other activities and discussions.

The conference will be held in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are confident you will benefit by attending PacSurf 2022 and networking with the other attendees.


Sunday, May 21, 2023, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'23- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, July 23, 2023, 8AM - 1PM EST

Event: 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023)
Location:  Bellevue, Washington
Contact:  Della miller


The AVS 23rd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2023) featuring the 10th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2023) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2023Workshop (ALE 2023), so that attendees can interact freely. 


Monday, September 18, 2023, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 37th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2023)
Location:  Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI, USA
Contact:  Jason Kawasaki, Bharat Jalan


The 37th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference (NAMBE 2023) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference showcases important results from fundamental materials and device research, technological applications, and production. NAMBE features award presentations for MBE Innovator, Young Investigator, and Best Student Paper. Vendors will exhibit the latest equipment available for material growth and characterization. Exhibits will surround the coffee breaks and poster presentations, providing opportunities for discussions between attendees and vendors. Short topical workshops are also being considered the day before the main conference.


Sunday, November 05, 2023, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 69th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.


Sunday, May 19, 2024, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'24- International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films
Location:  Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA 
Contact:  ICMCTF Information


The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


Sunday, August 04, 2024, 8AM - 7PM EST

Event: 24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024)/ 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024)
Location:  Helsinki, Finland
Contact:  Della miller


The AVS 24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024) featuring the 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching.  Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2024 Workshop (ALE 2024), so that attendees can interact freely.


Sunday, November 03, 2024, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 70th International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.