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Welcome to the Advanced Surface Engineering Divsion of AVS

The Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED) of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) provides a continuing forum for fostering the understanding of advanced surface engineering technologies. ASED brings together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, thereby merging research with application and promoting coating integration in materials design and engineering.

ASED organizes and supports conferences, symposia and workshops, to promote discussion of basic aspects of surface’s science, technology and engineering. Areas of interest are best described by the list of Symposia in the annual International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF).

Please send your nominations for the

R. F. Bunshah Award

Bill Sproul Award

ICMCTF Graduate Student Award

for the ICMCTF electronically to the ASED Awards Committee, asedawards@avs.org before the Abstract deadline to this event.

Please send your nominations for the

ASED Young Investigator Award

for the AVS Symposium electronically to the ASED Awards Committee, asedawards@avs.org before the Abstract deadline to this event every year.


Upcoming Event:

50th ICMCTF 2024

“Surface Engineering for Sustainable Development”

The 50th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) will be held at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, from May 19–24, 2024.

General chair: Jyh-Wei (Jeff) Lee
Program chair: Johanna Rosen

ICMCTF Website


Upcoming Event:

AVS 70th International Symposium and Exhibition

“Innovating Sustainability: Next Generation Energy and Quantum Devices and Their Characterization” 

We are pleased to announce the AVS 70th International Symposium and Exhibition, which will be held Nov. 3–8, 2024 in Tampa (FL), USA.

AVS-ASED Program Committee:
Suneel Kodambaka, UCLA, USA (Chair)
Jyh-Wei (Jeff) Lee, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
Filippo Mangolini, The University of Texas, Austin, USA
Matjaz Panjan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Symposium Website


Special Issues of the Conference in Vacuum and Surface & Coatings Technology:

ICMCTF special issues

ICMCTF special issues will be published in the journals Vacuum and Surface & Coatings Technology. Articles in the ICMCTF special issues will have complementary open access for one year after publication.