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Monday, October 03, 2022, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Sputter Deposition
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_fall22


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


Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 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_fall22


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, 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.


Wednesday, October 05, 2022, 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_fall22


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.


Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Basics of Radio Frequency Technology (1-day)
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_fall22


Course Objectives

  • Understand the radio frequency (RF) plasma system as an electronic circuit.
  • Learn a systematic approach to viewing a RF plasma system.
  • Know techniques for maintaining and troubleshooting RF systems.


Friday, October 14, 2022, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: AVS National Online Short Course: Partial Pressure Analysis with Residual Gas Analyzers
Location:  Online/Virtual
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avsonlinesct_fall22


Course Objectives

  • Basic operation principles of mass spectrometers for residual gas analysis.
  • How to specify the best RGA system configuration for your application.
  • How to configure RGA software and process control I/O to perform gas analysis and track real-time changes in gas composition. 
  • Routine maintenance, tuning and calibration procedures.
  • Quantitative compositional analysis and process control (actionable information) options.
  • Spectral Interpretation: Quickly and effectively interpret typical RGA spectra. Monitor the quality of your vacuum process. Fingerprint your gas chamber. Chamber matching opportunities.
  • How to differentiate between background and process gases 
  • Typical chemical interactions between RGAs and sampled gases.


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.


Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3PM - 7PM EST

Event: AVS Hudson Mohawk Chapter - 2022 Fall Meeting
Location:  CESTM Auditorium and Rotunda, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203
Contact:  Marco Hopstaken


Abstracts are now being solicited for oral and ‘poster’ presentations on topics of interest within AVS.

Participation in a local AVS chapter provides an excellent opportunity to interact in a smaller venue compared to the larger national conferences, affording the participants time to focus on presentations of scientific work that is happening in our immediate geographic proximity, along with ample time for professional networking.

These local chapter meetings are also an ideal setting for students and early career researchers and professionals to present their research. Therefore, student participation is strongly encouraged. Established professionals are also welcome to submit abstracts, which could include recent studies, or provide overviews of topics of general scientific interest to the society and chapter members. 

Registration for the meeting is free. Pizza and refreshments will be provided at 6:10 pm. At the end of the meeting, awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentation(s).  The award winner(s) will be given a certificate from the AVS and will also be publicized in the AVS Newsletter.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 12, 2022


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


Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1PM - 2PM EST

Event: AVS e-Talk: Design, Realization, Applications of Gas and Ion Separations Materials
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/avs_gasion


The ability to design, tune and successfully test nanoporous crystalline materials allows for the development and commercialization of materials for many different environmental and energy applications. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown great potential in challenging separations of molecules with very similar kinetic diameters. One area of strong focus in our lab is toward a fundamental understanding of the structure-property relationship of selective adsorption in MOFs. Here our team has implemented a synergistic approach involving predictive molecular modeling, experimental synthesis, and advanced testing to enable rapid discovery of new materials. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to measure the binding energy for various gases on coordinatively unsaturated metal sites in MOFs. The modeling guides the materials synthesis, which in turn is supported by laboratory testing. Results then are used to validate and optimize the models for continuous advancements. Applications as adsorbents and direct electrical readout sensors will be presented.


Friday, November 18, 2022, 8AM - 1PM EST

Event: AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Carolina Science Symposium
Location:  McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606
Contact:  Roberto Garcia, e-mail; rgarcia@ncsu.edu


Invited Speakers:
  • Phillip Bradford (NCSU): Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Textiles
  • Gabriel Veith (ORNL): Battery Interfaces: Dynamics, Transport, and “Oh, Come On”
Pre-registration required  --  https://go.ncsu.edu/css2022
       
Registration deadline* - November 11, 2022


Monday, November 21, 2022, 10AM - 5PM EST

Event: Mid-Atlantic (Virtual) AVS Short Course: Atomic Layer Deposition
Location:  Virtual/Online
Contact:  Heather Korff
Web: https://avs.swoogo.com/maavs_sc1122

This course develops an understanding of atomic layer deposition (ALD). Al2O3 ALD is first introduced as an ideal model system and then ALD is compared with CVD. Non-ideal ALD behavior is presented before discussing plasma and radical-enhanced ALD. Subsequently, novel surface chemistry is described for metal ALD.


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.


Thursday, February 09, 2023, 10AM - 6PM EST

Event: NCCAVS 43rd Annual Equipment Exhibition, NCCAVS Technical Symposium and 11th Annual Student Poster Session
Location:  Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
Contact:  Chris Malocsay


The NCCAVS sponsors an Annual Equipment Exhibition to showcase products and services of companies supporting vacuum-related industries. Attracting approximately 80+ exhibitors and over 700 attendees.

Largest Attendance of any AVS Chapters or Divisions. * Speaker events at capacity. * Extended hours provide ample time to engage all attendees. * Lunch, Evening Reception and Cocktails at no cost to attendees.

Held In Conjunction with:

  • NCCAVS Technical Symposium
  • 11th Annual Student Poster Session


Sunday, April 02, 2023, 8AM - 8PM EST

Event: 7th Area Selective Deposition Workshop (ASD 2023)
Location:  Incheon National University, Incheon, South Korea
Contact:  Han-Bo-Ram (Boram) Lee


International workshop for area selective deposition with half day tutorial (Sunday) and a special session (Wed) for "ALD for Semiconductors."


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.


Sunday, August 06, 2023, 7AM - 7PM EST

Event: 16th International Conference on Mid-IR Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices (MIOMD 2023)
Location:  University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, US
Contact:  Rui Q. Yang and Shui-Qing (Fisher) Yu


The MIOMD conference will focus on materials and devices for mid-infrared optoelectronics. For wavelengths of 2 to 20 micrometers, the applications include environmental gas monitoring, detection of pharmaceuticals, free-space optical communications, thermal imaging and optical sensor instrumentation. Relevant topics include materials development, growth, and characterization for infrared optoelectronics; devices, components, and systems for infrared optoelectronics; infrared emitters and detectors; interband and intersubband materials and devices; novel architectures based on new materials and low-dimensional structures; non-linear technologies for infrared optoelectronics; materials and devices for THz technologies; and applications of mid-IR optoelectronic devices.

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2023


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, September 21, 2025, 7AM - 12PM EST

Event: AVS 71st International Symposium & Exhibition
Location:  Charlotte, North Carolina
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, 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+.