The Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS) is a week long, international, and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale devices and applications thereof. In particular, WINDS provides a forum for material, device, and characterization as well as experimental and modeling researchers to interact.

This workshop is composed of morning and evening sessions, with afternoons free for ad hoc meetings to encourage extended interaction and discussion among participants. It is the successor of the original WINDS and the International Symposium on Advanced Nanodevices and Nanotechnology (ISANN), which were held on alternate years. WINDS itself began as an outgrowth of the successful Advanced Heterostructures Workshop, which has a long history dating from the 1980s.

Every nanoscale device today is a heterostructure of one form or another. The properties of the interfaces often determine the functionality and properties of the nanoscale system. WINDS is an international, interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of such nanoscale heterostructures and potential device applications. Abstracts are encouraged in (but not limited to) the topics appearing in the adjacent list.


  • Two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Topological states in condensed matter
  • Quantum physics and devices
  • One-dimensional materials: nanotubes, nanowires
  • Quantum dots
  • Quantum computing and quantum information processing
  • Neuromorphic computing and neural networks
  • Bioelectronics: interfaces and sensors
  • Spintronics: materials and spin-based phenomena
  • Magnetic heterostructures
  • Multiferroic materials and systems
  • Emergent interface phenomena: novel 2DEG systems, proximity effects, etc
  • Terahertz materials and devices
  • Plasmonic heterostructures and systems
  • Ultra-scaled devices: field-effect transistors, single electron / photon, etc
  • High performance devices based on SiC and GaN
  • Oxide materials, heterostructures and devices
  • Mesoscopic devices and physics
  • Energy conversion and harvesting: advanced concepts and systems

Confirmed Invited Speakers

To be announced.