Important Information: COVID-19

WINDS 2020 is scheduled to take place as planned from Nov 29 to Dec 4, 2020 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Hawaii, USA.

WINDS 2020 is continuing to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and potential impact on global travel to Waikoloa Beach and the Hawaiian Islands. The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. Any changes will be communicated immediately to all registered meeting attendees and posted on the meeting website.

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.

Note: The AVS Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf) 2020 will be held in the same hotel from December 6-10, 2020.


  • 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