The Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS) 2022 will be held on the Island of Kaua'i (Hawaii) at the Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue from December 4 to 9, 2022. WINDS 2022 is an 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

Preliminary List of Invited Speakers

  • Deji Akinwande, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Matthew C. Beard, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Jeffrey Blackburn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Barry Bradlyn, University of Illinois, USA
  • Andrea C. Ferrari, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Maia Garcia-Vergniory, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany
  • Cheng  Gong, University of Maryland, USA
  • Andrew Kent, New York University, USA
  • Jelena Klinovaja, University of Basel, Germany
  • Mikito Koshino, Osaka University, Japan
  • Daniel Loss, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Roman Lutchyn, Microsoft Station Q, USA
  • Sadamichi Maekawa, RIKEN, Japan and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Noah Mendelson, University of Chicago, USA
  • Nicolas Regnault, École Normale Supérieure, France and Princeton University, USA
  • Hyeon-Suk Shin, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Christoph Strunk, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Takehito Suzuki, Toho University, Japan
  • Yoshinori Tokura, RIKEN and University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Thirumalai Venkatesan, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Michihisa Yamamoto, RIKEN, Japan

Special Sessions

2D Materials

Berend T. Jonker, Naval Research Lab, USA
Alexander Balandin, University California Riverside, USA
Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Topological Materials

Matthew Gilbert, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: August 31, 2022 September 9, 2022
Special hotel rate deadline: October 28, 2022
Early registration deadline: November 15, 2022
Conference dates: December 4 - 9, 2022