AVS  Rocky Mountain Chapter

Established 1967

Chair Andrew Cavanagh, University of Colorado Boulder

2018 Student Poster Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Student Poster prize winners:  Carmen A. Velasco, Cherie DeVore and Sarah Zaccarine


RMCAVS Symposium 2018

2018 Rocky Mountain AVS Symposium  Sept 11 -14

RMCAVS Symposium 2017

2017 Rocky Mountain AVS Symposium  Sept 19-22

RMCAVS Symposium 2016


14 Billion Year History of the Universe Leading to Materials Science

RMCAVS Symposium 2015

Present Board Members

  • Chair:                       Andrew Cavanagh, University of Colorado
  • Chair Elect:              Steve Harvey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Past Chair:               Michael Simmons, Intellivation LLC
  • Secretary:                Lorelle Mansfield, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Treasurer:                Rosine Ribelin, Ascent Solar

Executive Committee Members

Grant Armstrong, Carberry Technologies (ret.)
James Burst, Ball Aerospace
Mike Dearmond, MANTIS Deposition and Sigma Surface Science
Tim Gessert, University of Illinois, Gessert Consulting, LLC
Rudi Koetter, VaporTech
Tim Ohno, Colorado School of Mines
Neil Peacock, Pine Place Consulting
Svitlana Pylypenko,  Colorado School of Mines
Sarah Williams, Sputtering Components Inc

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AVS covers Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah.

Our chapter is comprised of members who come from academia, national laboratories and industry.

RMCAVS Annual Activities

Each year our chapter has an active vendor show, symposium and short course program in September. We participate in educational outreach through the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST) to provide monetary awards to outstanding physical science teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The Chapter sponsors one teacher each year to attend the Science Educators Workshop at the International AVS Symposium.

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We are always interested in expanding our membership and finding candidates who would like to be more involved. If you are interested in serving in a chapter leadership position or participating in one or more of our activities please contact us. www.avs.org/Chapters/Rocky-Mtn

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