WINDS 2012

December 2-7, 2012

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.

Conference Dedication and Special Session

This year's workshop is dedicated to Herb Goronkin, who was one of the founders of the original AHW in the 1980s, and who was critical to its success over the years of its continual evolution into WINDS. Herb had a long and distinguished career at Motorola, where he was recognized with their highest technical honor, the Dan Noble Award in 1996.  He served as Vice-President and Chief Scientist for Phoenix Corporate Research Labs until 2003, where he was a strong advocate and visionary for nanotechnology and its applications.  After his retirement from Motorola in 2003, he continued to play a pivotal role in the nanotechnology community, working as a venture partner with Lux Capital investing in emerging companies.  As part of the dedication of WINDS 2012 to Herb, there will be a special session in his honor during the workshop.

Important Dates

  • The WINDS 2012 Program is now available through the program link
  • The Accommodations link is active for making hotel reservations, due by November 1, 2012
  • Early registration closes Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • On-site registration begins 3:00pm, Sunday, Dec. 2nd followed by the opening reception poolside at 6:00pm


To register for WINDS 2012, please click on the registration link and follow the instructions there.





WINDS Topics

  • Alternative substrate technology
  • 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
  • Graphene growth and devices
  • Heterostructure based mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)