• Download first call for papers from the "Important Links" tab above
  • Updated Invited Speaker list available from the "Particulars" tab
  • Instructions for extended abstract submission in "Important Links" tab

  2015 Workshop Calendar

Abstract Due Date Jun 8
Notification of Accepts/Rejects Jun 30
Late-News Abstracts Jul 13
Extended Abstracts Aug 14
Workshop Registration Sep 11
Hotel Reservation Sep 12
Paper Submission Sep 21 - Oct 30
2015 II-VI Workshop Oct 5-8



Palisades Convention Management
The 2014 II-VI Workshop
Attn: Alicia Waldron
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-460-8090 x216
fax: 212-460-5460


  • Eric Piquette
    Teledyne Imaging Sensors
  • Sivalingam Sivananthan
    University of Illinois at Chicago

Proceedings Co-editors

  • Sivalingam Sivananthan
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Nibir K. Dhar
    NVESD  *Also website curator


Yesim Anter
EPIR Technologies, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Unit B
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Army Research Office
  • U.S. Army SMDC
  • U.S. Navy Electro-Optics Center Penn State University
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Endorsed by American Physical Society

Website sponsored by
EPIR Technologies


The purpose of this Workshop is to bring together the industrial, governmental, and academic communities that work with II-VI materials. The workshop papers are peer reviewed and published as part of the Workshop proceedings in a Special Issue of the Journal of Electronic Materials ...Read more...

...Workshop history...


This year the II-VI Workshop will be held on October 5th through October 8th in the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront. Link to hotel

Located in the heart of bustling downtown Chicago, the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel is within easy walking distance of top Chicago attractions including Michigan Avenue shopping, family fun at Navy Pier, Lake Michigan shore, the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum and the Chicago River. Visit Millennium Park or take a short taxi ride to all of the Chicago museums. The downtown Chicago hotel is conveniently located within the River East Arts Complex offering a fantastic range of entertainment that includes Lucky Strike Lanes, the largest cinema in Chicago, AMC River East 21 and Niu sushi.

To learn more please go to the hotel website: Link to hotel


This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Michael Eismann of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).


This year's plenary speaker will be Dr. Jay Lewis of DARPA/MTO

Monday Evening Tutorials


Future generations of infrared focal plane arrays will be both diffraction limited and background limited, with ever-smaller pixel dimensions, at ever-higher operating temperatures, even to the extreme of room temperature. This tutorial considers the fundamental issues that must be addressed to achieve these performance goals, and examines how closely the current state-of-the-art in infrared material and detector architecture comes to meeting these requirements.


This one-hour tutorial talk will review the history and device physics of photoconductivity in HgCdTe and its application to HgCdTe photoconductive infrared detectors. The history of HgCdTe infrared photoconductive detectors will be surveyed. The fundamental mechanisms that determine the operation and performance of HgCdTe photoconductive infrared detectors will be reviewed, including ambipolar drift and diffusion, photoconductive gain, and recombination at surfaces and contacts. Unique HgCdTe photoconductor geometries will be reviewed, including expanded contacts, the SPRITE detector, the serpentine detector, and several types of trapping-mode detectors. The reasons for the extraordinary success of HgCdTe photoconductive detectors will be examined.

Best Student Paper Award

Every year the Workshop Committee selects one of the student presentations to receive the William E. Spicer - Thomas N. Casselman award for the best student paper ...Read more...

Selected Focus Topics

  • Emerging Infrared Detector Technologies
  • Multi-Band Detectors
  • Near-Room-Temperature IR Devices
  • HgCdTe Avalanche Photodiodes
  • Material Growth and Modeling
  • Substrates for HgCdTe, CdZnTe, and Alternatives
  • Structural Characterization
  • Doping Issues in HgCdTe
  • Radiation Detectors
  • Solar Cells
  • Integration of 6.1-Å II-VI and III-V Materials
  • IR Applications of Plasmonics and Metamaterial

Special Sessions

  • Superlattices: II-VI and III-As/Sb
  • II-VI-Based Solar Cells
  • Alternatives to CdZnTe Substrates
  • HgCdTe Avalanche Photodiodes
  • X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • ZnO Materials and Devices
  • Defects and Doping
  • Surface Passavation


Please contact Alicia Waldron (contact information above) for participation in the event.

II-VI Materials for Detectors & sources - IR  UV  Gamma-Ray  X-Ray
© All rights reserved, II-VI Workshop