The American Vacuum Society is an international community of scientists, engineers and instrument manufacturers, which strives to promote research and communicate knowledge in the important areas of surface, interface, vacuum, and thin film science/technology for the advancement of humankind.
The American Vacuum Society endeavors to be the premier organization specializing in understanding and applying the science and technology of materials, interfaces and processing with outstanding benefits for members.
The American Vacuum Society endeavors to be the premier organization specializing in understanding and applying the science and technology of materials, interfaces, and processing with outstanding benefits for members.
Goal 1: Advance Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processes
AVS provides high-quality publications, scientific conferences, training, and authoritative databases to make it the premier destination for researchers in materials, interfaces, and processes. AVS is a leader in the identification and communication of advances in science and engineering that enable new technological breakthroughs. On behalf of its members, AVS advocates for strong national funding of engineering, science, and innovation.
Goal 2: Empower our Members Success
AVS provides education, professional development, and networking opportunities to enable its members to succeed in the global scientific and engineering communities. The Society provides these opportunities both in-person, through its conferences and workshops, and on-line through webinars, publications, and videos.
Goal 3: Foster International Collaborations
AVS helps members form and maintain worldwide communities interested in common areas of science and engineering. AVS supports international members by providing professional development opportunities, managing international conferences, and growing relationships with international affiliates and chapters.
Goal 4: Build a Diverse and Inclusive Society
AVS is committed to be a diverse society and which provides an inclusive environment for its members to interact with each other. This is achieved by developing and providing resources to enable early career professionals, technical specialists, and under-represented groups to succeed within AVS and in the global scientific and engineering enterprise.