We are pleased to invite you to participate in this joint European conference which brings together:

Endorsed by the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) and the British Vacuum Council (BVC)recognised as EuroPhysics Conference by the European Physics Society (EPS) and organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

The conference provides scientists, researchers and engineers from across Europe, and working in academia, national labs and industry, the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest advances in the physics and chemistry of surfaces, plasma physics, gas dynamics, vacuum metrology and vacuum technologies  as well as their industrial applications.  It is a forum to discuss the progress of surface science in related innovation fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, organic molecular nano-architectures, two-dimensional materials and graphene, nanoelectronics, bio-nanoscience and functional and energy materials, surface cleaning and polishing, thin films deposition and characterisation, interaction of photon, electrons and ions with a surface made of different materials, gas diffusion and desorption processes, etc., studied both using theoretical and experimental methods. 

This five-day event will take place in the beautiful historic spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England and will bring together leading experts, scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers and research students for a series of presentations and discussions in the following broad thematic areas covering all IUVSTA topics:

  • Applied Surface Science 
  • Biointerfaces             
  • Electronic Materials and Processing
  • Nanometer Structures           
  • Plasma Science and Technologies      
  • Surface Engineering
  • Surface Science        
  • Thin Film     
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Other.

The conference scientific programme will consist of 

In addition, the conference programme includes a number of Satellite Events

Click here to view the outline programme.

The IUVSTA-Elsevier Awards are designed to give partial financial support to eight PhD or Master students (within seven years of obtaining their bachelor degree at the start of the congress) to help them to attend EVC-17-ECOSS-37 at which they are presenting a paper. For more information and to view the eligibility criteria and application process, click here.

The EPS EuroPhysics Conference Grants are designed to give partial financial support to two students up to €350. Recipients of the grants should not normally have received their PhD more than 6 years (or equivalent) prior to the application and present a contribution, studying or working at a European institution or demonstrating economic need. For more information, click here

The UKRI/STFC Travel Awards are designed to give partial financial support to 10 Early Career Researchers ECR (defined as being 35 years or under at the start of the conference) to help them to attend EVC-17/ECOSS-37 at which they are presenting (either an oral or poster). For more information, click here.

For other funding opportunities, please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Harrogate for EVC-17/ECOSS-37 in 2024. Please save the date!

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