AVS National Short Course Program

AVS National is offering an in-person four (4) day Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology course, Monday through Thursday, November 6-9, 2023 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (PT) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. This course will be held in conjunction with the AVS 69th International Symposium and Exhibition.

General Information


Cost Per Course:

Course Includes: Course notes and lunch (Tuesday-Thursday in the Exhibition Hall, while supplies last) 

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Course Times: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) 

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Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology

Date: Monday-Thursday, November 6-9, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PT
Course Objectives
  • Understand vacuum fundamentals essential to operating, maintaining, designing, or using vacuum systems.
  • Know the working principles and limitations of pumps, gauges, and other vacuum system components.
  • Understand the procedures for operating and performing preventive maintenance on vacuum systems, including analyzing and troubleshooting malfunctioning vacuum systems and leak detection.
  • Learn the design concepts involved in matching equipment and instrumentation to applications.

Tim Gessert
Managing Member
Gessert Consulting, LLC

Neil Peacock
Pine Place Consulting, LLC

AVS 69 International Symposium & Exhibition

"Two is Better than One: Breaking Barriers with Coupled PHenomena"

Featuring Presentations on Emerging Topics Related to Materials, Processing & Interfaces

The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition addresses cutting edge issues associated with materials, processing and interfaces in both the research and manufacturing communities.

The weeklong Symposium fosters a multidisciplinary environment that cuts across traditional boundaries between disciplines, featuring papers from AVS Technical Division, Groups, Focus Topics on emerging technologies and more.

An extensive Exhibition of related equipment, tools, materials, supplies, chemicals, services, consulting, technical literature, and new technologies are showcased during the week.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon  97232

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