Prof LanzaMario Lanza, Ph.D
Young 1000 Talent Professor

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials
199 Ren-ai Road,
Building 909, Office 3215
Soochow University,
Suzhou Industrial Park,
Suzhou, 215123, China

Biography: Mario Lanza is a Young 1000 Talent professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials of Soochow University since September 2013. Dr. Lanza got his PhD in Electronics in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester (UK) and Infineon Technologies (Germany). In 2010-2011 he did a postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was a Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Lanza has published over 55 papers, including Science and Advanced Materials, edited an entire book for Wiley-VCH and registered four patents. He is member of the advisory board of Scientific Reports (Nature) and Crystal Research and Technology (Wiley-VCH), as well member of the technical committee of several international conferences. His research interests focus on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials, with special emphasis on 2D (layered) dielectrics and logic memory devices.


Oct. 2013 – Present
Associate Professor (Group Leader)Young 1000 Talent Professor
Soochow University, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials

Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2013
Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow – Stanford University (USA)
Materials Science and Engineering Department (Paul C. McIntyre’s group)
Chemistry Department (Paul McIntyre/Hongjie Dai’s groups)

Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2012
NSFC postdoctoral fellow – Peking University (China)
College of Engineering (Huiling Duan’s group)

Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2010
PhD in Electronic Engineering – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Topic: Nanoscale electrical characterization of high-k dielectrics using Conductive AFM
* Visiting scholar at Peking University (China), 10 months
* Visiting scholar at the University of Manchester (UK), 6 months
* Visiting scholar at the Deggendorf institute of Technology (Germany), 10 months

Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2007
Master in Micro and Nanotechnology – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Electronic Engineering Department (Xavier Aymerich’s group)

Sept. 2000 – Aug. 2004
Bachelor in Electronic Engineering – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
* Visiting scholar at the Deggendorf institute of Technology (Germany), 5 months
* Thesis in collaboration with Infineon Technologies (Germany)


2016                     Ranked world top 2 young investigator in the field of microelctronics by Elsevier
2015                     Young 1000 Talent Professor (Global experts recruitment program of China)
2012                     Marie Curie International Outgoing postdoctoral fellowship (FP7)
2012                     Beatriu Pinos postdoctoral fellowship (FP7)
2010                     Consortium for Advanced Studies postdoctoral fellowship (Stanford University)
2010                     Spanish Credit Council fellowship (ICO)
2010                     Excellent PhD thesis prize, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1 winner per year)
2009                     BE mobility predoctoral fellowship (Catalan Education Agency)
2009                     Excellent PhD program fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Education)
2008                     DAAD PhD student fellowship (German Ministry of Academic Exchange)
2006                     Catalan and Spanish government Erasmus fellowships at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany)

Professional activities

Guest editor Book title: Conductive Atomic Force Microscope (Wiley-VCH)
Editorial board member Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), IF = 5.578
Editorial board member Crystal Research and Technology (Wiley-VCH), IF = 1.164
Guest editor Materials Views (Wiley-VCH)
Technical committee member IIRW2015 conference (Organized by IEEE, Stanford Sierra, USA)
Technical commitee member IPFA2017 confrence (Organized by IEEE Asia, prospective)
Sympossium chair ThinFilms2016 conference (Organized by NTU, Singapore)
Organizing committee member WoDIM2016 conference confrence (Organized by CNR, Italy)
Evaluator Evaluator for DAAD (Germany), NWO (Netherlands) and ANR (France)
Reviewer activity Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nanoscale, among many others
Professional memberships Current member of IEEE, RSC, EDS and MRS. Past member of ACS and ECS