WINDS 2016

December 4-December 9, 2016

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA


General Information

The Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS) is a 4 1/2 day meeting with morning and evening sessions, and with afternoons free for adhoc meetings and discussions among participants. WINDS follows the tradition and format of AHW (Advanced Heterostructure Workshop). In 2008, there was a transition as the workshop name morphed from AHW to AHNW to WINDS in order to attract more participation from industrial labs. The format of each session involves one or two overview presentations plus lively discussion (about 15 minutes for each paper) based on recent data. To ensure enough time for discussion, short presentation of data is encouraged. Each participant is expected to engage in these discussions and is strongly encouraged to bring three to four overhead transparencies or a PC with PowerPoint files showing most recent results that can be incorporated into the discussions. Titles, introductions, summary and acknowledgements are strictly discouraged. The total number of participants will be limited to around 80 to keep the discussions lively in the single session.

Important Dates

  • November 11, 2016      Last day to book hotel at conference rate
  • November 20, 2016    Early registration deadline


  • The WINDS 2016 Preliminary Program is now available
  • The Reigstration site via paypal is open
  • The hotel reservation cutoff has been extended to Nov. 11th





WINDS Topics

  • 2D materials and devices and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Materials and physics for quantum devices
  • Process technology for heterostructure quantum devices
  • Heterostructure technologies emerging into mainstream applications
  • Novel circuits for quantum devices
  • Advanced concepts for energy conversion
  • Resonant tunneling devices
  • Mesoscopic structure transistors
  • Magnetic heterostructures
  • Quantum functional devices
  • Spintronic materials, devices, and structures
  • Quantum computing
  • Molecular self assembly for future electronic devices
  • Molecular electronics
  • NanoBio sensors and electronics
  • High performance devices based on SiC and GaN
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Alternate substrate technology
  • Heterostructure based mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)

    Related Conferences

 WINDS attendees may be interested in a related conference held the following week at the same venue.  The Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2016) will be held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, HI, from December 11 - 15, 2016. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The latest advances in Biomaterial Surfaces & Interfaces, Energy Harvesting & Storage, Nanomaterials, and Thin Films will be discussed. Visit