Dr. Mario Lanza

Soochow University, China

Mario Lanza is a Young 1000 Talent full professor at Soochow University. Prof. Lanza got his PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2010 (full honors) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. During that time he was visiting scholar at University of Manchester (UK) and Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany), where he collaborated with the companies Infineon Technologies and Qimonda. In 2010-2011 he was a NSFC postdoctoral fellow at Peking University (China), and in 2012-2013 got the Marie Curie IOF fellowship for working in Stanford University (USA), where he worked with Prof. Hongjie Dai. He has published over 71 research papers, including Science and Advanced Materials, four book chapters and registered four patents (one of them funded with 1 M$). He is member of the advisory board of Scientific Reports (Nature Scientific Reports) and Crystal Research and Technology (Wiley-VCH), as well as symposium chair and technical committee member in several international conferences. He is also a senior member of IEEE and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prof. Lanza is leading a research group formed by 18 researchers, including graduate students and postdocs. He is best known for his reliability studies of nanoelectronic devices, especially those using conductive AFM, a field in which he is editing a book for Wiley-VCH. His present and future research interests focus on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials.