AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Online Short Course Program

Does COVID-19 still have your company temporarily shut down?

Are your employees working from home and/or not able to travel for training purposes?
COVID-19 has impacted many of us, causing companies to find new ways to keep employees working safely and productively from home. AVS wants to help! AVS Short Courses offer training for technicians, scientists and engineers, and is being offered to you during this challenging time. The AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter is bringing a one-day online Atomic Layer Etching Short Course to you via Zoom!

Atomic Layer Etching

Instructor: Steven George
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
Atomic layer etching (ALE) is based on sequential, self-limiting reactions that yield controlled etching at the atomic level.  ALE is critical for atomic layer processing that is increasingly important for nanoscale fabrication.  The course will cover both plasma ALE and thermal ALE.  Process strategies will be described that are useful for many applications including advanced semiconductor processing.

Course Cost

Cost Per Course:

Platform: Zoom

Times listed are Eastern StandardTime (EST). Check your timezone accordingly!

Each course includes a link to a pdf file of the copyrighted course notes.During the online course you may ask questions. Instructors will review and answer them periodically throughout the course. 

You must be present the day of the course, recorded versions are not available.

In Conjunction with the Carolina Science Symposium

Registration is FREE for students and professionals. If
you plan to attend, you must register online at
The program will include morning and afternoon oral
sessions with invited speakers and student talks
along with vendor presentations.
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Format: Virtual Meeting
Fred Stevie, fred_stevie@ncsu.edu
Roberto Garcia, rgarcia@ncsu.edu
We are pleased to continue a joint symposium between the Materials Research Society, ASM International and
American Vacuum Society. Topics in materials science, processing, nanotechnology, characterization and
biomaterials will be presented by invited and student contributors.

Invited speakers:
New Solar Cell Materials, David Mitzi (Duke)

UV LEDs, Heather Splawn (Kyma )

Biological Microdevices, Roger Narayan (UNC & NCSU)

Biomedical Textiles, Martin King (NCSU)

AVS Instructor

Steven M. George, Professor
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Colorado at Boulder

Save with AVS Membership

Save $50 per AVS Webinar with an AVS Platinum Membership. The savings from just two webinars is equivalent to the price of an AVS Platinum Membership, which provides discounts on conferences/short courses as well as access to the AVS publications and technical libraries, career services, and more. Don’t miss out on these savings. Contact Angela Klink, AVS Member Services Administrator, angela@avs.org for your discount code or to upgrade to Platinum.

Other AVS Events

AVS 2020 Short Course programs (Chapter, National, Webinars, and e-Talks) will be posted on the AVS Short Schedule page as they become available. Please bookmark the webpage to view upcoming training opportunities.

AVS Online Short Course Training - Fall 2020
Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems

November 16, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Tim Gessert

Vacuum Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
November 18, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Neil Peacock

Plasma-Enhanced CVD: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications
November 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Robert Grubbs


AVS Webinar: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials with X-rays & Ion Guns
December 9, 2020

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Lara Gamble and Dan Graham

AVS Webinar: Recent Developments in Materials Processing and Integration for MRAM
January 26, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructors: Matthias Gottwald and Michael Rizzolo

AVS Webinar: Plasma-Assisted Atomic Layer Deposition: From Basics to Applications
February 10, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Erwin Kessels

AVS Webinar: Characterization of Thin Film Systems for Flexible Applications
March 2, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Instructors: Megan Cordill and Christian Mitterer


AVS Courses by Request
If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2021 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form.

AVS Onsite/Online Training
Do your employees need training now? Are budgets tight? Let AVS bring our short courses and qualified instructors to your organization during these tough economic times via Zoom. Please complete the AVS Onsite/Online Training request form to receive a proposal.