IUVSTA is a Union (or federation) of National Vacuum Societies. There can be only one member society (or National Committee) in any one nation. This Society must be representative of the scientific and technical fields encompassed by the Divisions of IUVSTA.

Where approprate a Society can represent more than one nation.

IUVSTA can only recognise societies in geographical areas recognised by the United Nations as independent nations.

IUVSTA can provide guidance on the formation of new societies, and a document about this may be found here.

Member Societies
External Affiliations

Member Societies

National Vacuum Societies of the 2013-2016 Triennium

Country Name of Society Common Name
Argentina Asociacion Física Argentina Argentinian Physical Society
Australia Vacuum Society of Australia Australian Vacuum Society
Austria Österreichische Gesellschaft für Vakuumtechnik Austrian Vacuum Society
Belgium Société Belge de Vacuologie et de Vacuotechnique/Belgische Vereniging voor Vacuologie en Vacuumtechniek (BELVAC) Belgian Vacuum Society (BELVAC)
Brazil Sociedade Brasileria de Vácuo (SBV) Brazilian Vacuum Society
Bulgaria Съюз на Физиците в България Union of Physicists in Bulgaria
China Chinese Vacuum Society Chinese Vacuum Society
Croatia Hrvatsko Vakuumsko Drusto Croatian Vacuum Society
Czech Republic Ceská vakuová spolecnost Czech Vacuum Society
Finland Suomen Tyhjioseura Finnish Vacuum Society
France Société Francaise du Vide (S.F.V) French Vacuum Society
Germany Deutsch Vakuum-Gesellschaft (DVG) German Vacuum Society
Great Britain British Vacuum Council British Vacuum Council
Hungary Magyar Vákuumtársaság Hungarian Vacuum Society
India Indian Vacuum Society Indian Vacuum Society
Iran Iranian Vacuum Society Iranian Vacuum Society
Israel Israeli Vacuum Society: Science, Technology and Applications (IVS) Israeli Vacuum Society
Italy Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia (AIV) Italian Society for Science & Technology (AIV)
Japan Nihon Hyomen Shinku Gakkai The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science
Korea Hankook Jinkong Hoakhoe Vacuum Society of Korea
Mexico Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Superficies y Materiales (SMCTSM) Mexican Vacuum Society
Netherlands Nederlandse Vacuumvereniging (NEVAC) Dutch Vacuum Society
Pakistan Pakistan Vacuum Society Pakistan Vacuum Society
Philippines Vacuum Society of the Philippines Vacuum Society of the Philippines
Poland Polskie Towarzystwo Pròzniowe Polish Vacuum Society
Portugal Sociedade Portuguesa de Vácuo (SOPORVAC) Portuguese Vacuum Society
(Romania) Societatea Romana de Vid Romanian Vacuum Society
(Russia) Russian Scientific & Technical Vacuum Society Russian Vacuum Society
Serbia Srpsko vakuumsko društvo, SVD Serbian Vacuum Society
Slovakia Slovenská vákuová spoloènost Slovak Vacuum Society
Slovenia Drustvo za vakuumsko tehniko Slovenije Slovenian Vacuum Society
Spain Asociación Española del Vació y sus Aplicaciones (ASEVA) Spanish Vacuum Society
Sweden Svenska Vakuum Sällskapet (SVS) Swedish Vacuum Society
Switzerland Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Vakuum-Physik und -Technik (SGV)/ Societé Suisse pour la Science et la Technique du Vide (SSSTV) Swiss Vacuum Society
(Ukraine) Ukrainske vacuumne tovaristvo Ukraine Vacuum Society
USA AVS Science & Technology Society AVS Science & Technology Society

External Affiliations

IUVSTA maintains formal links with other Non-Government Organizations involved in education, and the promotion and dissemination of science and associated techniques. With the support of IUVSTA divisions, fruitful cooperation with UNESCO, ISC, ICTP and TWAS have been initiated and developed. Such contacts facilitate the organization of specialized workshops and may offer financial support for students attending short courses, seminars and congresses. Links with other organizations such as ISO are the responsibility of the IUVSTA divisions.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • IUVSTA has been admitted to UNESCO in the “Relations Operationnelles” category.

International Science Council (ISC)

  • IUVSTA is a Scientific Associate of the International Science Council (formerly International Council of Scientific Unions, ICSU)

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

  • IUVSTA cooperates financially and scientifically with ICTP in the organization of workshops of high scientific level held in Trieste. These workshops address a post-graduate and post-doctoral audience from the lesser developed countries.

Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

  • Preliminary contacts have been made with TWAS which foresees the organization of short courses on rough vacuum techniques and applications dedicated to technicians.

International Standards Organization (ISO)

  • IUVSTA has a formal liaison with the International Standards Organization (ISO). IUVSTA sends a representative to the TC/201 Surface Chemical Analysis committee and to the the ISO TC/112 Vacuum Technology committee. These links are maintained via the Applied Surface Science and Vacuum Science and Technology divisions, respectively.