The Spanish Vacuum Society

The Spanish Vacuum Society

The Spanish Vacuum Society

ASEVA is a non-profit organization founded on 1963 as a specialised working group of the Spanish Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Currently, ASEVA is a member of the IUVSTA (International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications), where it participates actively.

The objective of the society is to stimulate research and scientific collaboration in the fields of vacuum science, techniques and applications including related multi-disciplinary topics as solid-vacuum interfaces. Our society is committed to become a meeting point for scientists, university professors and engineers working in research technological centres and industries, operating in Spain. Thus, the main objective is to promote and contribute to the study, discussion and dissemination of science on vacuum and related techniques.

To this goal, ASEVA will promote different activities, as the organization and management of national and international meetings, conferences, schools and workshops. In particular, every two years ASEVA co-organises with SOPROVAC (Portuguese Vacuum Society) the RIVA (Iberian vacuum meeting). Moreover, our Society organizes different awards and prizes in several technological areas to highlight personal trajectories and achievements of the Spanish scientific community.

The current board of ASEVA, nominated in January 2016, has assumed the challenge of expanding the limits of the society, increasing its visibility and number of affiliates, as well as enforcing dynamism to its activities.

History

The Spanish Vacuum Society was created in 1963 as a specialised working group of the Spanish Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and eventually it became an independent society “Asociación Española del Vacío y sus Aplicaciones” (ASEVA) (Spanish  Vacuum Society) in 1968. This first stage is credited to the work and encouragement of Dr. L. Villena who promoted meetings among specialists in the field with the aim of creating a society or at least a Committee on Vacuum Science and Technology. Activities were focused on the Vacuum Physics group at the Institute of Applied Physics of the National Research Council, CSIC, under the leadership of Prof. C. S. Martín and Prof. J. L. de Segovia. Thanks to the early activities of Drs. Villena, Martín, Blasco and Miranda, attending the First International Congress on Vacuum Technology in Namur, Belgium, in 1958, where they supported the creation the IOVST (International Organisation on Vacuum Science and Technology).  This gave to the Spanish Committee on Vacuum Science and Technology to join and be member of IOVSTA; this later became the IUVSTA (International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications)

The Headquarters of the Society were at central administrative building of CSIC until 2000, then moved to the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC

Former presidents:

Dr. C. S. Martín  (1964-1982)

Dr. F. Verdaguer (Atomic Energy Committee) (1982-1984)

Prof. F. Rueda (Universidad  Autónoma de Madrid) (1984-1985)

Prof. J.L. Segovia (Inst. Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid-CSIC) (1985-1999)

Prof. J. M. Albella (Inst. Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC) ( 2000 – 2015).

After elections in 2015 a new board was elected and in the General Assembly it was agreed to start with a new policy to have a much higher impact among the Spanish scientific and technical communities. To carry out this new policy Prof. José Ángel Martín-Gago (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC) was elected  as President

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