Prof LanzaMario Lanza, Ph.D Full Professor

Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials 199 Ren-ai Road, Building 909, Office 3215 Soochow University, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, 215123, China Email: mlanza@suda.edu.cn

Mario Lanza is a Full 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 100 research papers, including Science, Nature Electronics and IEDM, edited an entire book for Wiley-VCH, and registered four patents (one of them granted with 5.6 Million CNY). He is member of the advisory board of Advanced Electronic Materials (Wiley-VCH, Germany), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group, UK), Nanotechnology (Institute of Physics, UK), Nano Futures (Institute of Physics, UK) and Crystal Research and Technology (Wiley-VCH, Germany), as well member of the technical committee of several international conferences (including IEEE-IEDM, IEEE-IRPS and IEEE-IPFA). Prof. Lanza has received some of the most prestigious awards in the world, including the 2017 Young Investigator Award from Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), the 2015 Young 1000 Talent award, and the 2012 Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship (among others). His research interests focus on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials, with special emphasis on two-dimensional (layered) dielectrics and logic memory devices.

EDUCATION

2007 – 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

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

2000 – 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)

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2017 – Present Full Professor (Tenured)
Soochow University, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials

2013 – 2017 Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
Soochow University, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials

2012 – 2013 Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow – Stanford University
Materials Science and Engineering Department

2011 – 2012 NSFC postdoctoral fellow – Peking University
College of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Department

2010 – 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
School of Engineering – Electronic Engineering Department

2006 – 2012 Lecturer – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
School of Engineering – Electronic Engineering Department

AWARDS

2019                  Electron Devices Society to Distinguished Lecturer
2017                  Young Investigator Award in Microelectronic Engineering, Elsevier publishing group
2015                  Jinji Lake Global Talent Recruitment Program, Suzhou Industrial Park, China
2015                  Global Talent Recruitment Program (Young 1000 Talent), Ministry of Education, China
2014                  National habilitation as Profesor Titular (Associate Professor) by ANECA, Spain
2014                  National habilitation as Professor Agregat (Associate Professor) by AQU, Catalonia
2012 – 2013      Marie Curie postdoc IOF, Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, USA
2012 – 2013      Beatriu Pinos, Chemistry Department, Stanford University, USA
2011 – 2013      Research Fellowship for International Young Scientists, College of Eng. PKU, China
2009 – 2010      Spanish Credit Council fellowship, Chinese department, Peking University, China
2010                  Consortium for Advanced Studies postdoctoral fellowship (Stanford University)
2010                  Selected excellent PhD thesis, Electronic Engineering department, UAB.
2009                  AGAUR predoctoral fellowship, Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester, UK
2009                  Spanish Ministry of Education predoctoral fellowship, University of Manchester, UK
2008                  DAAD/La Caixa predoctoral fellowship, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany
2006                  Erasmus fellowship of Spain, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany
2006                  Erasmus fellowship of Catalonia, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2020 Chair of the Dielectrics committee, 2020 IEEE-IRPS conference, USA
2019 General chair, 2nd China RRAM conference, China
2019 Technical program committee member, 65th IEEE-IEDM conference, USA
2019 Co-chair of the Dielectrics committee, 2019 IEEE-IRPS conference, USA
2019 Technical program committee member, 2019 CSTIC conference, China
2018 Technical program committee member, 2nd IWOFC, Shenzhen, China
2018 Technical program committee member, 64th IEEE-IEDM conference, USA
2018 Technical program committee member, 2018 IEEE-IRPS conference, USA
2018 Technical program committee member, 29th ESREF conference, Denmark
2018 Technical program committee member, 25th IEEE-IPFA conference, Singapore
2018 Technical program committee member, 2018 CSTIC conference, China
2017 General chair, 1st China RRAM conference, China 
2017 Technical program committee member, 24th IEEE-IPFA conference, China
2017 Technical program committee member, 24th IEEE-IIRW conference, USA
2016 Symposium chair, 8th Thin Films Society conference, Singapore
2016 Organizing committee in the 19th Workshop on Dielectrics in Microelectronics, Italy
2015 Technical program committee member, 23rd IEEE-IIRW conference, USA

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2019 – Guest Editor, Advanced Functional Materials, Wiley-VCH, (IF = 13.325), Germany
2018 – Member of the committee of the Elsevier Microelectronic Engineering Investigator Award
2018 – Advisory Board, Nano Futures, American Institute of Physics (new journal), USA
2017 – Advisory Board, Nanotechnology, American Institute of Physics (IF = 3.440), USA
2017 – Advisory Board of Advanced Electronic Materials, Wiley-VCH (IF=4.192)
2016 – Editorial Board Member, Bavarian Journal of Applied Sciences, Germany
2016 – Associate Editor, Scientific Reports, Nature publishing group (IF=5.578), UK
2014 – Advisory Board, Crystal Research & Technology, Wiley-VCH, (IF=1.075), Germany
2014 – Evaluator for Horizon 2020, DAAD (Germany), ANR (France) and NWO (Holland)
2010 – Reviewer >170 papers for top journals (e.g. Nature Electronics, Nature Communications)
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