The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AVS covers Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Utah. Our chapter is comprised of members who come from academia, national laboratories and industry.

Present Officers

Chair: Andrew Cavanagh, University of Colorado
Chair Elect: Steve Harvey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Past Chair: Mike 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.


Our 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.

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.


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