Copyright 2018 Sara Goodnick.

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. The workshop is composed of morning and evening sessions, with afternoons free for ad hoc meetings to encourage extended interaction and discussion among participants.

WINDS provides a forum for material, device, and characterization as well as experimental and modeling researchers to interact. This breadth of expertise reflects the technical challenges in developing nanoscale devices and material systems, since every device is a heterostructure of one form or another and the properties of the interfaces often determine the functionality and properties of the nanoscale system. The WINDS workshop is designed to explore the fundamental properties of such nanoscale heterostructures and potential device applications.

The workshop 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.

Abstracts are encouraged in (but not limited to) the topics appearing in the adjacent list.


  • Two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Wide-bandgap and emerging semiconductor materials and devices
  • Emergent interface phenomena: novel 2DEG systems, proximity effects, etc
  • Ultra-scaled devices: field-effect transistors, single electron / photon, etc
  • Topological states in condensed matter
  • Quantum materials and devices
  • Quantum computing and quantum information processing
  • Spintronics: materials and spin-based phenomena
  • Neuromorphic computing and neural networks
  • Bioelectronics: interfaces and sensors
  • Oxide and Multiferroic materials and systems
  • Light/Matter Interactions
  • Plasmonic heterostructures and systems
  • Energy conversion and harvesting: advanced concepts and systems

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Chagaan BaatarOffice of Naval Research, USASynthetic Electronics
Barry BradlynUniversity of Illinois, USAChiral Currents in a Correlated Compound: Weyl-Charge Density Waves
Kookrin CharSeoul National University, Republic of Korea Oxide Electronics
Carlos EguesUniversidade de Sao Paulo, BrazilTopological and Nontopological Edge States in Ordinary Quantum Matter
Claudia FelserMax Planck Institute, GermanyMaterials with High Spin Polarization
Masataka HigashiwakiNational Institute of Information and Communications Technology, JapanGallium Oxide Devices
Berend JonkerNaval Research Laboratory, USAQuantum Calligraphy of Single Photon Emitters and van der Waals / Moire Heterostructures
Robert KaplarSandia National Labs, USAUltra-Widebandgap Materials
Victor KlimovLos Alamos National Labs, USAColloidal-Quantum-Dot Lasing
Paolo LugliUniversity of Bolzano, ItalyBioelectronics/Sensors
Stuart ParkinMax Planck Institute, GermanyCharge Density Waves
Eric PopStanford University, USA2D Materials for Nanoelectronics
Deepak SinghUniversity of Missouri, USAArtificial Honey Comb System of Magnetic Spins
Alex SmolyanitskyNational Institute of Standards and Technology, USAIon Channels in 2D Materials
Tom SohStanford University, USABiosensor Technologies
Masateru TaniguchiOsaka University, JapanQuantitative Analysis of DNA with Single-Molecule Sequencing
Robert WallaceUniversity of Texas Dallas, USA2D Materials for Nanoelectronics