Prof. Mario Lanza is selected as Distinguished Lecturer by the Electron Devices Society


On February 12th of 2019, Prof. Mario Lanza, full Professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials of Soochow University, has been selected as Distinguished Lecturer by the Electron Devices Society (EDS) of the USA, which belongs to the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Prof. Lanza received this distinction for extraordinary contributions in the field of “Two-dimensional materials based electronic devices”. The high selectivity of this distinction can be seen by the fact that in Mainland China there are only four scientists who received it, and the other three are: Prof. Ru Huang (Peking University, Academician), Prof. Ming Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician), and Prof. Tian-Lin Ren (Tsinghua University, Chang Jiang Scholar). Congratulations to Prof. Mario Lanza for this achievement!


Professor Mario Lanza short biography:


Mario Lanza got his PhD in Electronic Engineering (with honors) in 2010 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was visiting scholar at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany, 2008) and University of Manchester (UK, 2009), and he analyzed high-k dielectric samples from Infineon Technologies and Numonyx. In 2010-2011 he did a postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was a Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University. On October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Currently, Prof. Lanza leads a group formed by 17-20 graduate students and postdocs, and it focuses on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials. Prof. Lanza has published over 90 research papers (including Science, Nature Electronics, IEDM Tech. Dig. and Advanced Materials), edited an entire book on Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy for Wiley-VCH, and registered four patents —one of them granted with 1 million USD investment. He is a member of the technical committee of several top conferences in the field of electronic devices (IEEE-IEDM, IEEE-IRPS, IEEE-IPFA), as well as member of the advisory board of Advanced Electronic Materials, Nature Scientific Reports, Nanotechnology, Nano Futures and Crystal Research and Technology. Prof. Lanza has received some of the most important research awards at his stage, including the 2017 Young Investigator Award in the field of Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), the Young 1000 Talent (Ministry of Education of China), and the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship (European Union).


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Editor: Danting Xiang