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 Oct. 1st the preceding year.

Please send your nominations for the

ASED Young Investigator Award

for the AVS Symposium electronically to the ASED Awards Committee, asedawards@avs.org before May 1st every year.

Upcoming Events:

47th ICMCTF 2020 

We are pleased to announce the 47th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), which will be held April 26th – May 1st 2020 in San Diego (CA), USA.

Attention: ICMCTF 2020 is cancelled: ICMCTF 2020 Cancelation Notice to Attendees

General chair: Christopher Muratore
Program chair: Grzegorz Greczynski

ICMCTF Website

AVS 67th International Symposium and Exhibition 

Unfortunately, we have just been informed by the Colorado Convention Center that it has cancelled the AVS 67th International Symposium & Exhibition (AVS 67), scheduled for October 25-30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado, due to continued use of the facility for COVID-19 patients. Your health, safety and well-being remains our priority, and we will look forward to the day we can all be together again at a future AVS event. AVS 67 is cancelled.

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

Symposium Website

Infos about the previous Events:

ICMCTF proceedings

ICMCTF supports (financially) open access publications of contributions to the conference within the journals Thin Solid Films and Surface and Coatings Technology. For one year, after publication, the papers will be free to download for everyone. Examples of the 2017 proceedings:

TSF: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00406090/644
SCT: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02578972/332