Monday, April 15, 2024

Ahead of the 50 Years of ALD celebration in Helsinki, learn about the origins, growth and future of the AVS ALD Conference with Greg Parsons and Steve George

The AVS ALD Conference is the main event for those in Atomic Layer Deposition. The 3-day meeting rotates between the US, Europe and Asia, chock full of interesting parallel sessions, an industry exhibition, and a few sponsored extracurricular activities. In August, the ALD conference will return for the first time in 20 years to Helsinki, Finland, the technologys place of origin. 2024 marks 50 years since Tuomo Suntolas original patent application for ALD, and this year we will celebrate the meteoric rise of the atomic scale process. In this exclusive interview from The ALDepartment, Tyler sits down with two of the founding members of the AVS ALD Conference, Professor Greg Parsons from North Carolina State University, and his PhD advisor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Professor Steven George, to talk about the origins, growth and future of the meeting. Greg and Steve discuss the challenges surrounding the conception of the conference, an unexpected letter from a major ALD company, the enormous success of the 1st conference and how they believe the meeting may change in the future. 

In this Interview: 
00:00 Intro 
01:43 How the conference started 
10:00 An unexpected letter from ASM 
12:16 The first AVS ALD conference 
22:37 Growth and direction 
33:12 Future of AVS ALD
42:16 Reflections and favorite conferences

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