WINDS 2014

November 30-December 5, 2014

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

  • October 15, 2014    Request for invitation deadline
  • November 1, 2014      Last day to book hotel at conference rate
  • November 17, 2014    Early registration deadline


  • The WINDS 2014 final program is now available under Program
  • Online room reservations are now available under Accommodations
  • Online registration through paypal is available under Registration





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)