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Poster Sessions

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th October 2017 | Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Poster sessions will take place on both days of VS8. Everyone attending this year’s event is invited to present a poster which may be on work related to any of this year’s meeting topics or any aspect of vacuum in general.

This year the Vacuum Symposium Poster Prizes (£100 and certificate on both days) will be sponsored by the IOP Vacuum Group and the VS Platinum Sponsor, Leybold Ltd.

Posters will be judged on the basis of scientific content, effectiveness of communication and overall appearance.


2016 Poster Prizes
Poster Prize winners in 2016 were:

Day 1: Alex Shaw, Loughborough University (pictured right above), receiving his prize from VS Committee representative, Dr Sunil Patel.

Day 2: Alexander Wright, Loughborough University (pictured centre) received his prize from VS Committee representative, Joe Herbert.

Further information, and general administration of the poster sessions, can be obtained from Dr Sunil Patel:

Would you like to present a poster at VS8?

Then please submit your abstract to by 6th October 2017, and also specify the day(s) on which you will be presenting your poster.

Posters accepted for this year’s event will be allocated a board in the main exhibition area where they can be viewed by all delegates attending the exhibition. You will be notified in advance of your poster board number.

Posters must not exceed A0 portrait size (1189mm high x 841mm wide). Pins or suitable adhesive tape will be provided on the day.

Posters may be displayed from 10.30am on the 11th and 12th October. Posters must be removed by 5.30pm on the 11th and 4pm on 12th October respectively, unless they are being displayed on both days.

Posters authors should be in attendance by their poster during the lunch break on the day(s) their poster is on display.

Poster prizes will be awarded in the main exhibition area at the following times:

Day 1 – 4.30pm

Day 2 – 1.30pm

For further information and general administration of posters please contact Dr Sunil Patel ( or telephone 01235 445519.

Would you like to sponsor the next VS poster prize?

Please contact Dr Sunil Patel ( or telephone 01235 445519.

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