Workshop history...

Thanks to everyone who partcipated in the November 2019 U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials.


Mark your calender for next year's workshop:

October 19 -22, 2020
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, Tampa, FL




  • Sivalingam SivananthanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
  • Pradip Mitra, Advanced Development at DRS Technologies, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems (EOIS)



Samantha Tola
Palisades Convention Management
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-460-8090 x203
fax: 212-460-5460

Paola Caicedo
Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Unit H
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


  Workshop Calendar

Abstract Due Date Jun 7
Notification of Accepts/Rejects Jun 28
Late-News Abstracts July 12
Extended Abstracts Aug 23
Hotel Reservation Oct 16
Workshop Registration Nov 1
JEM Paper Submission Deadline Nov 1 - Dec 18
2019 II-VI Workshop Nov 18 - 21



Paola Caicedo
Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Unit H
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


This year the II-VI Workshop will be held on November 18 - 21 at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

The Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile is a great place to stay during your trip to Chicago. With reasonable rates and an incredible location in the River East Arts Complex, business opportunities and attractions are just minutes away.
Located just five minutes from Navy Pier, Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown is so close to a day of fun for everyone. Home of many restaurants, visitors can enjoy a diverse dining experience between rides on the Ferris wheel or browsing stores. .

The II-VI Workshop committee appreciates all attendees to reserve their hotel needs at the official workshop hotel, the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.  By staying at this hotel you will assist the workshop lowering our costs of producing the workshop and continuing with the program in subsequent years.  The Committee has had to guarantee a certain amount of room nights in order to achieve our contract with the hotel.  Any rooms that fall below the contracted amount, the workshop becomes responsible for and has to pay an attrition fee.

We truly appreciate your cooperation in this very important matter.

The II-VI Workshop Steering Committee

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile


Learn more: Link to hotel

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...

The 2017 best paper award winner is Taylor Hubbard from Boston University. The presentation title, "Numerical Modeling of Three-Dimensional Microlenses for IR Focal-Plane Arrays"


Philip Perconti, Army Research Laboratory
"Foundational Research Towards Army Modernization"

Michael Eismann, Air Force Research Laboratory
"The Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Strategy and Infrared Technology Research"


November 18 - 5:00 PM
Chicago River Ballroom
Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

This year the II-VI Workshop will feature a tutorial section on Monday, November 18. The tutorial will be given by Dr. William Radford, Infrared Focal Plane Array Technologist, and  Dr. Chad Fulk of Raytheon Visions Systems. The tutorial welcomes all interested and registered U.S. II-VI workshop participants. The workshop committee particularly encourages graduate students, post-docs and junior researchers to attend the tutorial and explore the topics in detail and tap into the experience of and network with the well-established researchers. More information about the tutorials such as topic, registration, time and location will be posted online and also distributed via email.

Go to tutorials page for more details  

Selected Focus Topics

  • Emerging Infrared Detector Technologies
  • Barrier Devices
  • Near-Room-Temperature IR Devices
  • Avalanche Photodiodes
  • Material Growthand Characterization
  • Substrates
  • Device and Materials Modeling
  • Doping Issues in HgCdTe
  • Radiation Detectors
  • Solar Cells
  • Integration of 6.1-Å II-VI and III-V Materials
  • Plasmonics and Metamaterials

II-VI Detector Materials

  • IR
  • UV
  • Gamma-Ray
  • X-Ray
  • Photovoltaic
  • CdZnTe
  • HgCdTe
  • ZnO
  • ZnS
  • History of IR Detector

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 Passivation

Website sponsored by
EPIR Technologies


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

Endorsed by American Physical Society



Please contact

Joe Nemchek