About IEST

IEST is the leading technical, nonprofit membership association that connects professionals who deal with controlled environments. We give you technical guidance through International Standards, Recommended Practices, and education programs developed by experts in the fields of contamination control, environmental testing, and nanotechnology facilities.

Organization

Founded in 1953, IEST is a multidisciplinary, international society with members who are internationally recognized for their contributions to the environmental sciences in the areas of contamination control/cleanrooms, environmental testing, or nanotechnology facilities.

Our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit technical society is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies. 

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Mission

To globally expand and communicate the knowledge of contamination control, nanotechnology facilities, and test and reliability. This is accomplished through the development of Recommended Practices and Standards by a community dedicated to professional collaboration, training, and education.

Vision

IEST: To advance the knowledge of the environmental sciences and technology community by sharing our recognized global expertise in measured and controlled environments

Long-Range Goals
  • Goal A: BOLSTER IEST LEADERSHIP THROUGH STRATEGIC AND GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION
    Position IEST within industries as THE leading global resource
    Expand IEST’s global role and services
  • Goal B: ENHANCE MEMBERSHIP
    Create new membership initiatives
  • Goal C: PROMOTE ENGAGEMENT
    Inspire current membership to be engaged in IEST through Working Groups, mentorship, and the use of IEST materials in their profession.
  • Goal D:TECHNOLOGY REFRESH
    Weave and engage technology into all elements of IEST (process improvement)
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