Short Courses

  • Short Course Registrations are closed for 2024.  Contact David Adams (contact info below) for questions.

Course Listing for 2024

May 6, 2024
May 7, 2024
May 8, 2024
May 9, 2024
Basic Vacuum Technology
(Riddle and Larson, 4 days)
Plasma Etching and RIE: Fundamentals and Applications
(Shul, 2 days, 1 day options are available)
Cleaning and Surface Conditioning Techniques for Integrated Circuit Manufacturing
(Reinhardt, 2 days)
Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
(Gessert, 1 day)
Vacuum Pumps: An Introduction to their Operation and Maintenance
(Gessert, 1 day)
Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry 
(Graham, 1 day)
Introduction to Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
(Snowicki, 1 day)

General Short Course Information:

  • Short courses meet from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the conference venue.
  • All courses will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
  • Hotel reservations can also be made with the hotel directly at 505-843-7000.  Please notify them that you are with the American Vacuum Society Group for a discounted rate, or book here: AVS Conference Online Booking
  • For information about the Sheraton and directions to the Hotel, please visit .
  • The invoice option has been removed.  Contact David Adams (info below) or Al Mudrick if you have any questions regarding payments.
  • AVS members may qualify for a discount.  Contact David Adams (info below) for details prior to registering.
  • Student registrations are available upon request.  Contact David Adams (below) for details.
  • Lunch is provided for all short course attendees.

Register HERE.

For questions about short courses , please contact:

David Adams