Tutorial Roster and Fees

Tutorial Classification
The tutorial number indicates the level of topic specialization. Lower numbers are basic or introductory in nature, and higher numbers are a more specialized treatment of a specific topic.


COURSE TIMES: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT (14:00 – 21:00 UTC)


COURSE FEES: All tutorials are $250. 

  • Advance registration before the day of the tutorial courses is required.
  • You do not have to register for the conference or be an SVC Member to take a tutorial course.
  • *VT-201 requires a digital textbook at an additional fee of $140.

Tuesday, May 11

C-103 An Introduction to Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processes  S. Ismat Shah

*VT-201 High Vacuum Systems and Operation  John O’Hanlon (includes text book)

Wednesday, May 12

C-208 Sputter Deposition for Industrial Applications  David Glocker

C-270 Coatings, Thin Films and Surface Solutions for Biomedical Applications: An overview of market trends, synthesis and characterization New!  Jeffrey D. Hettinger and Shahram Amini

Thursday, May 13

C-212 Troubleshooting for Thin Film Deposition Processes  Mike Miller

VT-220 Practical Guide to Vacuum System Operation Using a Trainer System   John Lasswell

Tuesday, May 18

VT-230 Design and Specification of Vacuum Deposition Systems  Rob Belan

C-322 Characterization of Thick Films, Thin Films and Surfaces  Tom Christensen

Wednesday, May 19

C-207 Evaporation as a Deposition Process Abe Belkind

C-240 Fundamentals of Ion Beam Sputtering  New!  Brett Buchholtz

Thursday, May 20

C-250 Introduction to Pulsed Laser Deposition  New!  James A. Greer

C-230 PVD Processing of Plastics for Better Protection, Reflection, and Decoration  New!  Gary Vergason

Tutorial Course Cancellation Policy
Tutorial course cancellations received on or before March 20, 2021 will be refunded. Refunds will be made upon receipt of a written notice, less a $25 service fee for each cancelled tutorial course.

No refunds will be made after April 23, 2021. Please send your written cancellation request to svcinfo@svc.org.