On May 25th-26th of 2019 Prof. Mario Lanza attended the Board of Governors meeting of the IEEE – Electron Devices Society, which was held in the beautiful city of Tarragona (Spain). Prof. Lanza had the opportunity of discussing with Dr. Fenando Guarin, Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Prof. Hiroshi Iwai, Prof. Ru Huang, and many other world-class experts in the field of electron devices. Prof. Lanza was invited by the President Elected to give his vision on the future of two-dimensional (2D) materials based electronic devices, as well to advice in several key issues like EDS journals development, and communication in Asia, among others.
Attendants of the Board of Governors meeting of the IEEE – Electron Devices Society, held on May 25th-26th of 2019.
We are happy to see that our review paper titled “Recommended Methods to Study Resistive Switching Devices” has been highlight as one of the most influential papers in the field of electronic materials in 2018. The original paper can be downloaded clicking here, and the complete editorial can be found clicking here. This manuscript is co-authored with 50 authors in the field of resistive switching devices, and establishes standards for this technology.
First page of the editorial “Five Years of Excellence in Electronic Materials”, which highlights the most influential articles in the field of electronic materials, according to the journal Advanced Electronic Materials.
Aaron Ciechanover, distinguished Professor at the Israel Institute of Technology, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin. Now he is opening different research institutes in China and he requested Prof. Mario Lanza to provide advise and support on Chinese academic system and Chinese research environment. Prof. Ciechanover specially valued Prof. Lanza’s experience working in China for more than eight years, his ability to raise abundant funding from national and provincial agencies, and his unique talent to communicate with Chinese students using mandarin language. Prof. Lanza is enjoying a lot the opportunity to learn closely from such an expert professor.
Prof. Mario Lanza with Prof. Ciechanover (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 2004) during one of their recent working trips.
On its 11th anniversary, I wanted to share with you my experience when obtained the “DAAD – La Caixa” award. This award was given to 25 outstanding Spanish PhD students to develop a research project in German universities. The award was given by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Spanish bank “La Caixa”, and the diploma was handed by His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, in a solemn ceremony in Madrid in April 2008. The interview to obtain this award was very challenging, as it alternated questions in Catalan, Spanish, English and German. This was the first important scholarship I received, and paved the way for other important awards that came later.
Mario Lanza receiving the “DAAD – La Caixa” award from His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.
Prof. Byungha Shin from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), who is an expert on energy harvesting using new materials, visited our laboratory last Monday 15th of April of 2019, and gave a talk about his recent progress. He shared with us very interesting strategies on electronic structure modification and discussed with our students. We are very happy to learn from his work and enjoyed the visit a lot !
Prof. Byungha Shin and Prof. Mario Lanza with some students from Lanza group.
Prof. David Perez de Lara from the Spanish institute IMDEA, who is an expert on 2D materials straintronics, visited our laboratory last Saturday 13th of April of 2019, and gave a talk about his recent progress. He shared with us very interesting strategies on 2D materials manipulation and discussed with our students. We are very happy to learn from his work and enjoyed the visit a lot !
Prof. David Perez de Lara and Prof. Mario Lanza with some of the students from the group.
On March 2019 Prof. Mario Lanza is appointed as Associate Editor of the journal Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier). Prof. Lanza will take care of submissions in the field of two-dimensional materials, dielectric breakdown and resistive switching, memristors for information storage and neuromorphics, and conductive atomic force microscopy. The complete list of board members can be found here: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microelectronic-engineering/editorial-board. Congratulations to Prof. Lanza !
Screenshot of the website of Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier) showing the editorial board members
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). The complete list can be found here: https://eds.ieee.org/lectures/distinguished-lecturer-listing.html. Congratulations to Prof. Mario Lanza for this achievement!
Screenshot of the website of the IEEE-EDS showing the list of Distinguished Lecturers
On December 17th-18th, our group participated in the 2nd International Workshop on Future Computing (Shenzhen). This conference attracted many famous researchers worldwide in neuroscience, neuromorphic architecture and memristive field. We also posted three of our recent works on resistive switching and during the poster session, everyone learnt a lot by sharing their own experience and exchanging opinions.
Image: Shaochuan Chen, Chao Wen, Xu Jing, Mario Lanza, Kaichen Zhu, Fei Hui, Tao Wang (from left to right)
Yuanyuan Shi receives the prestigious EDS excellent PhD student award. The prize was given in a solemn ceremony at the 2018 International Electron Devices Meeting, held in San Francisco (USA) between December 1st and 5th, 2018.
Starting from 2001, three winners are selected worldwide to receive the award each year to promote, recognize and support PhD level study and research within the EDS field. Yuanyuan Shi shared the stage with Fernando Guarin (president of EDS and Junkai Jiang (another winner). Congratulations, Yuanyuan !