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Monday, July 18, 2022, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: AVS 2022 International One-Tweet Challenge Competition
Location:  Twitter
Contact:  Michael Filler


The American Vacuum Society (AVS) is excited to announce the 2022 AVS International “One-Tweet Challenge” Competition, an online venue for students and professionals to share their research with a global audience. We challenge you to capture the impact of your research in 280 characters and one image. Join us to disseminate your latest findings, connect with your research community, and meet new colleagues!

REGISTER HERE


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.


Thursday, September 01, 2022, 8AM - 6PM EST

Event: 2022 AVS Prairie Chapter Symposium
Location:  McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Contact:  Alex Kandel, E-mail: alex_kandel@avs.org


The 2022 AVS Prairie Chapter Fall Symposium will be held on September 1, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

This will be an in-person event and will consist of invited and contributed presentations, a poster session including a student poster competition and an equipment exhibit for vendors to display surface analytical, vacuum, microscopy, thin film, and microelectronic equipment.

Registration fees are $30 for students and postdocs and $70 for non-student participants.

REGISTER HERE!


Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 8AM - 6PM EST

Event: AVS Pacific Northwest Chapter 33rd Annual Symposium and 40th Symposium on Surface Analysis
Location:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington
Contact:  Elton Graugnard, e-mail: eltongraugnard@boisestate.edu and Tiffany Kaspar, e-mail: tiffany.kaspar@pnnl.gov


The 33rd Annual Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (PNWAVS) will be held in conjunction with the 40th Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis on September 14-16, 2022 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), located in Richland, Washington. The Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD) of the AVS sponsors a biannual topical conference to discuss advances in applied surface analysis. PNWAVS hosts an annual symposium that brings together researchers with interests in vacuum science and technology in the Pacific Northwest region.

A goal of this meeting is to promote interaction among all participants from industry, government, and university laboratories. Both invited and contributed papers in the form of oral and poster presentations will be presented at the meeting. The meeting will consist of three days of invited and contributed talks, plenary speakers, a vendor exhibit, tours of (ESC) and EMSL, and a student poster presentation competition.


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.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1PM - 2PM EST

Event: AVS e-Talk: Heterogeneous Integration for mmWave Wireless Communication Systems
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_mmwave


The semiconductor industry is headed towards heterogeneous integration in 2.5D or 3D form being driven primarily by the high cost of monolithic integration, extended time to market using advanced process nodes on large designs, and heterogeneity of systems. This is great news for packaging.

On the communication side emerging 5G mmWave frequencies are projected to support enormous bandwidth with 1-10Gps data speeds. Active research is ongoing to increase the data speeds even more by moving to higher frequencies in the sub-THz frequency range namely, 6G. With a broad range of frequencies to support, advanced packaging solutions are required.

This presentation addresses the needs for 5G and 6G communication along with the progress made on glass interposer-based solutions at Georgia Tech’s Packaging Research Center, which includes work being done in collaboration with Sandia. Advances in the application of machine learning for design optimization in the context of beamforming will be discussed as well.


Wednesday, October 05, 2022, 8AM - 11AM EST

Event: ISO TC 201 Surface Chemical Analysis Meeting
Location:  Brescia, Italy
Contact:  Mark Engelhard


ISO TC 201 Surface Chemical Analysis meeting will be held from 5 October (Wed) 2022 to 7 Oct (Fri) 2022 in Brescia, Italy.

This will be a hybrid meeting format as TCs can only hold either virtual or hybrid meetings without approval by ISO according to the ISO COVID-19 measures updated on 18 Feb.  

SCOPE of ISO TC201
Standardization in the field of surface chemical analysis. Surface chemical analysis includes analytical techniques in which beams of electrons, ions, neutral atoms or molecules, or photons are incident on the specimen material and scattered or emitted electrons, ions, neutral atoms or molecules, or photons are detected. It also includes techniques in which probes are scanned over the surface and surface-related signals are detected.

The meeting as well as lodging place will be Double Tree Hotel by Hilton.


Monday, October 10, 2022, 12PM - 6PM EST

Event: 2022 SCCAVS Equipment Exhibition, Keynote Speakers, & Short Courses
Location:  Doubletree by Hilton, Buena Park, CA
Contact:  Anna Corinne D'Ambrosio


An Equipment Exhibition will be hosted by the Southern California Chapter of AVS (SCCAVS) on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel & Conference Center. The Exhibition will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

(Short Courses October 10 – 12)


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 04, 2022, 7AM - 6PM EST

Event: Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices & Systems (WINDS 2022)
Location:  Royal Sonesta Kaua’I Resort, Lihue, Hawaii, USA
Contact:  Jaroslav Fabian and John Conley


This annual workshop is the successor to the original WINDS and the International Symposium on Advanced Nanodevices and Nanotechnology (ISANN), which were held on alternate years dating back to 1986 (http://www.winds-meeting.info). WINDS covers a spectrum of nanoscale science, emerging materials and device technologies with morning and evening sessions. Afternoons are free for ad hoc discussions among participants. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussion of new ideas in the broad area of nanoscience, and opportunities for interaction and networking among scientists.


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, January 15, 2023, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 48th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI-48)
Location:  Redondo Beach, California, USA
Contact:  Chris Palmstrøm


The 48th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI-48) will be held at Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina in Redondo Beach, California, USA, from Sunday afternoon, January 15, through Thursday noon, January 19, 2023.

The annual PCSI conference is devoted to achieving a fundamental understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, structural, optical, magnetic, and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. These studies include novel growth processes and interfacial phenomena, new characterization tools, transport, and functionality of the structures for future devices.

Generous amounts of discussion time will be included in the program in order to emphasize the workshop character and to stimulate the exchange of new ideas.


Sunday, January 15, 2023, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Redondo Beach, California
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with PCSI 2023 and an AQS Workshop.


Sunday, April 30, 2023, 8AM - 4PM EST

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


In conjunction with a visit with the AVS Publications staff.


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: ALD/ALE 2023: 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. 


Sunday, July 30, 2023, 12PM - 4PM EST

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


Virtual Meeting.


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, November 05, 2023, 8AM - 4PM EST

Event: AVS Board of Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Contact:  Yvonne Towse


In conjunction with the AVS 69th International Symposium & Exhibition.


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.


Sunday, May 11, 2025, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: ICMCTF'25- 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 28, 2026, 8AM - 7PM EST

Event: ALD/ALE 2026: AVS 26th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2026) featuring the 13th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2026)
Location:  Tampa, Florida
Contact:  Della Miller


The AVS 26th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2026) featuring the 13th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2026) 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 2026 Workshop (ALE 2026), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1, 2026, at the International Convention Center in Ghent, Belgium.

As in past conferences, the meeting will be preceded (Sunday, June 28) by one day of tutorials and a welcome reception. Sessions will take place (Monday-Wednesday, June 29-July 1) 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 800+.