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Vacuum Physics Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.  

    About the group

    As a special interest, member-driven group, we appeal to those in the vacuum industry and research with meetings that cover a wide range of subjects. Our committee reflects our reach and includes:

    • academics
    • industrial laboratories
    • vacuum users in government
    • representatives of vacuum manufacturers

    We bring together people who produce and improve vacuum equipment with those concerned with its application in:

    • medical physics
    • industrial process control
    • electronics and semiconductor industries
    • large machines for research in the physical sciences

    What the group does

    We take an active interest in the education of those working with vacuum technology.

    We have close links with the British Vacuum Council (BVC) and the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA).

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    Group prize

    Vacuum Group Thesis Prize

    This prize recognises the year’s most outstanding PhD thesis in the field of vacuum physics.

    Find out more about the prize and apply now

    Group events

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    Committee and contacts

    Chair/Acting Treasurer EurPhys Dr Andrew Chew, CSci CEng CPhys FInstP
    Secretary Dr Richard Moseley, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Mr James Cameron, CPhys MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Gianfranco Claudio, CPhys MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Thomas Cosnahan, CEng MInstP
    Ordinary Member Miss Grace Law, MInstP
    Co-opted Member Mr Samuel Lodge, MInstP
    Co-opted Member Dr Oleg Malyshev, CPhys FInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Esmaeil Namvar, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Catherine Scholey, MInstP
    Ordinary Member Dr Danny Sutherland, MInstP