Report of the IUVSTA Executive Committee Meeting ECM- 85

Namur Belgium 1 – 2 April 2000

 by J.Verhoeven (chairman Thin Film Division)


There was no meeting of the Thin Film Division due to lack of participants.

A highlight seminar was organized Friday March 31. A speaker represented each division. Jan Verhoeven represented the TFD and gave a presentation with the title: “Layer Growth at nano-scale”. The extended abstracts will be published on the IUVSTA web site.

There is the following information about the meeting:

1)      There is still money available for the organization of workshops. Conditions can be found at the IUVSTA web site There is a plan to join the Plasma division to organize a workshop about plasma induced deposition of thin films. Nevertheless other initiatives are very welcome, especially events that will take place in the next triennium

2)      Preparation for the organization of ICTF 12 started. The conference will take place from September 1 – 6, 2002 in Bratislava, Slovakia. A web site has been created A program committee will be formed by the end of 2000. In the summer of 2001 there will be a preliminary  session program and a preliminary  list of invited speakers. A decision about how to handle proceedings will be made. A preliminary  announcement will be distributed at the end of July 2000. The division counselors will be informed about future developments.

3)      Herwig Bangert, the secretary of the Thin Film Division has updated the part of the IUVSTA web site that concerns the division and its activities. Suggestions are welcome, so visit the web site.

4)      The IUVSTA has money available for two IUVSTA prizes to be presented during future IVC meetings. One prize concerns scientific achievements the other concerns technical achievements. You are all requested to send suggestions to the sectretary of the Thin Film Division (Prof. Herwig Bangert) with a short description of the scientist and his or her achievements.



Other events

There was also a meeting of the program committee for the next IVC 15, October 26 – November 2, 2001 Moscone Center San Francisco. The committee has been chosen from scientists nominated by IUVSTA as well as the AVS. The following members are selected by the organizing committee to join the Thin Film Program committee: Sören Berg (Chairman), John Colligon, Paul Holloway, Eva Majkova, David Papas, Gregory Parson and Jan Verhoeven. In this committee Eva Majkova and Jan Verhoeven represent the Thin Film Division of IUVSTA.



Jan Verhoeven,

Amsterdam, 10-04-00