The Society

Who we are

The Spanish Vacuum Society, ASEVA, is a distinguished non-profit organization with roots tracing back to its establishment in 1963. Originally conceived as a specialized working group within the Spanish Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), ASEVA has since became into a leading force in the realm of vacuum science. Today, we proudly stand as active members of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA), fostering collaboration and actively contributing to the global work in vacuum science and technology. At ASEVA, we are dedicated to advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and playing a vital role in shaping the landscape of vacuum science both nationally and on the international stage.

Services & Activities

ASEVA is dedicated to enriching the scientific community by promoting various activities that enhance collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and recognition within the field of vacuum science. One of our key services includes organizing and managing both national and international meetings, conferences, schools, and workshops. Additionally, our society takes pride in recognizing excellence within the Spanish scientific community by organizing awards and prizes across diverse technological areas. These initiatives are designed to spotlight the achievements and personal trajectories of individuals, fostering a culture of appreciation and acknowledgment within the vacuum science community.

Every two years, in collaboration with SOPROVAC (Portuguese Vacuum Society), ASEVA co-organizes the RIVA (Iberian Vacuum Meeting), providing a prominent platform for professionals to exchange ideas and showcase the latest advancements in vacuum science.


The objective

ASEVA’s primary objective is to promote research and foster scientific collaboration in the expansive domains of vacuum science, techniques, and applications, extending to encompass interdisciplinary areas such as solid-vacuum interfaces.

Our society is dedicated to evolving into a nexus for scientists, university professors, and engineers engaged in research within technological centers and industries across Spain. By doing so, our overarching goal is to actively promote and contribute to the exploration, discourse, and widespread dissemination of knowledge in the fields of vacuum science and related techniques. Through these efforts, ASEVA seeks to play a pivotal role in advancing scientific understanding, encouraging scholarly discussions, and facilitating the exchange of ideas within the vibrant landscape of vacuum-related disciplines.

New Board

The current board of ASEVA, elected in September 2023,  aims to provide strategic leadership and direction for the organization, ensuring the fulfillment of its mission and objectives in the field of vacuum science. The board plays a crucial role in guiding and overseeing the activities, programs, and initiatives of ASEVA, promoting collaboration, innovation, and excellence within the scientific community.