Important Information: Cancelled due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, the committee was forced to cancel WINDS 2020 due to significant COVID-19 related uncertainties related to health, safety, and travel and has confirmed the same venue, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, for 2021. The dates for WINDS 2021 are November 28 to December 3, 2021.

We look forward to another exciting WINDS conference, and encourage you to put it on your calendar and watch the WINDS web site winds-meeting.info for further information.

Stay safe and see you next year.


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.


  • 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