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2021 U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials

October 25 -28, 2021
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magneficent Mile
Chicago, IL




  • Scott Johnson, Raytheon Vision Systems
  • Ishwara Bhat, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Daniel Lofgreen, Raytheon Vision Systems



Samantha Tola
Palisades Convention Management
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (813) 284-0634
fax: 212-460-5460

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


  Workshop Calendar

2021 II-VI Workshop Abstract Due Date Jun 4
2021 II-VI Workshop Notification of Accepts/Rejects Jun 25
2021 II-VI Workshop Late-News Abstracts July 9
2021 II-VI Workshop Extended Abstracts Aug 20
2021 II-VI Workshop Hotel Reservation Sept 23
2021 II-VI Workshop Workshop Registration Oct 1
2020 JEM Paper Submission Deadline Oct 19 - Dec 18
2021 II-VI Workshop Oct 25 - 28


  • 2021 II-VI Workshop Call for Papers (Check Back)
  • Submit Abstract (Check Back)
  • 2021 II-VI Workshop Extended Abstract Instructions (Check Back)
  • 2021 II-VI Workshop Poster Presentation Instructions (Check Back)
  • JEM Submission Instructions
  • 2021 II-VI Workshop Program (Check Back)
  • 2021 II-VI Workshop Online Registration Form (Check Back)
  • 2021 II-VI Workshop PDF Registration Form (Check Back)
  • Non Government Hotel Reservation Link (Check Back)
    Deadline: September 23, 2020
    For more details go to Registration and Lodging
  • Tabletop / Sponsorship Contract (Check Back)


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


The 2021 II-VI Workshop will be held on October 25 - 28 at the Embassy suites Chicago Downtown Magneficent Mile, Chicago, IL.

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magneficent 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 Magneficent Mile 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 Magneficent 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 - Lakefront, Chicago, IL

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 2019 best paper award winner is Matthew M. Ackerman from University of Chicago. The presentation title, "HgTe Colloidal Quantum Dot Short-and-Mid-Wave Infrared Photodiodes"


This year’s Keynote Speaker will be from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)


October 25, 2021 - 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magneficent Mile, Chicago, IL

The 2021 II-VI Workshop will feature a tutorial section on Monday, October 25 . The tutorial welcomes all interested and registered 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 on the II-VI Workshop website and also distributed via email in following weeks.

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