Thursday, January 13, 2022

Congratulations Prof. Mario Lanza!

Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering program, Professor Mario Lanza, has been appointed Editor In Chief of the journal Microelectronic Engineering from Elsevier, and has been selected as Guest Editor of a special issue (focused on two-dimensional materials based electronic circuits) in Advanced Materials (Impact Factor 30).

​“Microelectronic Engineering is the premier journal focused on the fabrication and characterization of micro/nano-electronic materials, devices and circuits (including novel electronic nanomaterials), as well as the understanding of their working mechanisms, performance, yield, variability, stability, and reliability. The journal also focuses on the techniques that make possible the fabrication and characterization of such devices and circuits, and on the materials involved in them. Occasionally, outstanding papers on simulation of materials properties, device figures-of-merit or compact modeling of circuits and systems may be accepted.”

Advanced Materials has been bringing you the latest progress in materials science every week for over 30 years. Read carefully selected, top-quality Research Articles, Reviews, and Perspectives at the cutting edge of the chemistry and physics of functional materials. Advanced Materials has a 2020 Impact Factor of 30.849 (Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)). One key to the success of Advanced Materials is its pronounced interdisciplinarity.”


“Professor Lanza's research focuses on the integration of two-dimensional (2D) materials in solid-state nano/micro-electronic devices and circuits, with special emphasis on memristive crossbar arrays and their use to build artificial neural networks. He puts special effort on using fabrication methods compatible with the industry, and to characterize the yield and variability of large amounts of devices in a statistical manner. He is one of the world leaders on the study of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), as well as many other ultra-thin dielectrics for electronic devices (SiO2, HfO2, Al2O3). He is famous for his expertise on nanoelectronic characterization of multiple materials and devices using scanning probe microscopy (SPM). " Read Professor Mario’s complete profile.