As an interdisciplinary, professional Society, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines- chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, all engineering disciplines, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing area.
Each year, AVS hosts local and international meetings, publishes four journals, honors member through its awards and recognition program, provides training, and offers career services.
Founded in 1953, AVS is organized into technical divisions and technical groups encompassing a range of established as well as emerging science and technology areas. There are also regional chapters, international chapters and affiliates, and student chapters promoting communication and networking for professionals and students within a geographical region. AVS is comprised of approximately 4,500 members worldwide.
AVS is committed to diversity. We expect professional conduct at all our events.
AVS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics with additional benefits for our members.