WINDS 2021 provides increased flexibility due to the ongoing pandemic: In case of late cancellations, workshop registration fees are fully refunded and the hotel allows full refunds if the room is cancelled 7 days before the beginning of the reservation.

We strongly advise to regularly check the latest travel regulations with your airline. In addition, we strongly recommend checking federal US regulations (US Department of State and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Hawaiian regulations (Hawaii COVID-19 FAQs and Hawaii Travel Requirements).

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.

WINDS 2021 is endorsed by the American Vacuum Society (AVS).


  • 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

Special Sessions

  • New approaches to solar energy conversion
    organized by David K. Ferry, Arizona State University, USA
  • Science & applications of 2D materials
    organized by Berend T. Jonker, Naval Research Lab, USA

Preliminary List of Invited Speakers

  • Hanan Dery, University of Rochester, USA
  • Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA
  • Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany
  • Eric E. Fullerton, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dragan Mihailovic, Jozef Stefan Institute and CENN Nanocenter, Slovenia
  • Robert Nemanich, Arizona State University, USA
  • Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Arthur J. Nozik, University of Colorado, Boulder and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
  • Ian Sellers, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • John Schaibley, University of Arizona, USA
  • Michihisa Yamamoto, RIKEN, Japan

Important Dates

Late News deadline: November 15, 2021
Abstract deadline: August 31, 2021, September 17, 2021, October 4, 2021
Special hotel rate deadline: October 25, 2021, November 11, 2021
Early registration deadline: November 15, 2021
WINDS 2021: November 28 - December 3, 2021