Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2019 -- Scientists and companies will showcase their latest research, tools, equipment and services at the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition.

The event will be held Oct. 20-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. This will be a great opportunity for reporters to interact with experts in a variety of science fields, such as quantum science, plasmas, biomaterials, photonics, nanometer scale technology and more.

Nathan Lewis, who has a doctorate in chemistry from California Institute of Technology, will be giving the plenary lecture on “Roles of Surface and Materials Science in the Direction Production of Fuels from Sunlight.” More information about Lewis and his talk can be found at

A full technical program including all conference abstracts and details is available at

To request free press registration, please contact Della Miller at [email protected]. More about the AVS Media Center can be found at

For more information on the 2019 AVS International Symposium and Exhibition, visit


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The 39th Annual AVS Run will be held in conjunction with the conference Wednesday, Oct. 23, and will start within walking distance of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. For a registration fee of $30, participants will receive a T-shirt and a race number and be eligible for awards. For more information, visit
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AVS is an interdisciplinary, professional society with some 4,500 members worldwide. Founded in 1953, AVS hosts local and international meetings, publishes five journals, serves members through awards, training and career services programs and supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals. Its members come from across the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering and business and share a common interest in basic science, technology development and commercialization related to materials, interfaces, and processing.