International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications


International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications
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Prof. Anouk Galtayries

The International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA) is a union of 34 science and technology national member societies whose role is to stimulate international collaboration in the fields of vacuum science, technique and applications, and related multi-disciplinary topics.

IUVSTA is a Member Scientific Associate of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

Founded in 1958, IUVSTA is an interdisciplinary union which represents several thousands of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers and technologists who are active in basic and applied research, development, manufacturing, sales and education. IUVSTA finances advanced scientific workshops, international schools and technical courses, worldwide.

IUVSTA comprises member societies from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA.

The main purposes of the IUVSTA are to organize and sponsor international conferences and educational activities, as well as to facilitate research and technological developments in the field of vacuum science and its applications.

The history and structure of the Union are described in two articles[1][2] in scientific journals.

Technical divisions


Conference organization

  • European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS) annual series in collaboration with the European Physical Society.[4]
  • European Vacuum Conference series. Biennial.
  • International Thin Film Conference.[5]
  • Vacuum Congress and Exhibition, for all areas of activity of the Union. Triennial.
  • Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference of Asia and Australia (VASSCAA). Biennial.

Workshops and education

  • Workshops on front-line research.
  • An education program for both technically developed and developing countries.

Standards and prizes


  1. ^ Lafferty JM (1984). "History of the American Vacuum Society and the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications, in: J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 2, 104-109 (1984)" (PDF).
  2. ^ Provo JL (1988). "The lnternationa! Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA), in: Vacuum 38(3), 151-156, 1988" (PDF).
  3. ^ Mozetič M, et al. (2014). "Recent advances in vacuum sciences and applications". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 47 (15): 6. Bibcode:2014JPhD...47o3001M. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/47/15/153001.
  4. ^ "ECOSS 34". 2018.
  5. ^ "9th International Thin Films Conference". 2018.
  6. ^ "Organizations in Cooperation with ISO - IUVSTA".

External links

  • IUVSTA web site,
  • Physics World August 2016, IUVSTA reflections. An Interview with Mariano Anderle, IUVSTA President 2013-2016.