The Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS) 2023 will be held on the Island of Hawaii at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa from December 3 to 8, 2023. WINDS is an international and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale heterostructures and potential device applications. 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 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.
  • Topology and chirality 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

  • Kirstin Alberi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA: "Epitaxial Topological Semimetal Thin Film Platforms for Device Applications"
  • Dmitri N. Basov, Columbia University, USA: "Light Matter Interactions at van der Waals Interfaces"
  • Lee Bassett, University of Pennsylvania, USA: "Optically Addressable Single Spins in Hexagonal Boron Nitride"
  • Scott A. Crooker, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA: "Asymmetric Proximity Interactions and Chiral Quantum Light Generation in 2D Magnet/Semiconductor van der Waals Heterostructures"
  • Xiangfeng Duan, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany: "Chirality  and Topology"
  • Jonathan J. Finley, Technical University of Munich, Germany: "Optically Probing Many-Body Quantum Phases in Atomically Thin 2D-Heterostructures"
  • Michael Fuhrer, Monash University, Australia: "The Topological Transistor as a Low-Voltage Switch"
  • Bin Hu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA: "Dynamic Interactions between Spin Order and Orbital Order in 2D-Superlattice Perovskite Film"
  • Jon Ihlefeld, University of Virginia, USA: "Phase Stabilizing Mechanisms to Achieve High-Performing Ferroelectric Hafnium Zirconium Oxide for Memory Applications"
  • Takis Kontos, CNRS and Universit√© PSL/Sorbonne/de Paris, France
  • Erik Lin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA: "CHIPS for America: Challenges & Opportunities"
  • Tomoki Machida, The University of Tokyo, Japan: "Subband Electronics and Control of Inversion Symmetry in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide van der Waals Junctions"
  • Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute, Israel: "The Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity - Spintronic on the Nanoscale with Molecules"
  • Taishi Nishihara, Kyoto University, Japan: "Distinctive High-Temperature Light Emission Originating from One-Dimensional Excitons of Carbon Nanotubes"
  • Elisabetta Paladino, University of Catania, Italy: "Supercurrent Noise in Short Ballistic Graphene Josephson Junctions"
  • Daniel Rhodes, University of Wisconsin, USA: "Topologically Nontrivial States, Superconductivity, and Ferroelectricity in Few-layer 2M and Td-TMDs"
  • Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain: "Phonons in Free-Standing Nanostructured 2D and Si Membrane"
  • Dieter Weiss, University of Regensburg, Germany: "Quantum Transport in HgTe Topological Insulators and HgTe-Superconductor Hybrids"

Conference Chairs

General Chair: John Conley, Oregon State University, USA
Europe Co-Chair: Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
Japan Co-Chair: Akira Oiwa, Osaka University, Japan
US Co-Chair: Alexander Balandin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Communications Chair: Josef Weinbub, TU Wien, Austria
Local Arrangements Chair: Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Special Sessions

2D Materials

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

Topology and Chirality in Condensed Matter

Jaroslav Fabian, University of Regensburg, Germany
Matthew Gilbert, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: October 1, 2023 (new!)
Hotel special rate deadline: November 2, 2023
Early registration deadline: November 10, 2023
Conference dates: December 3-8, 2023