Mario Lanza

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Building 3 - Office 3337


Mario Lanza got the PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. After postdocs at Peking University and Stanford University, in October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and after 3.5 years he promoted to Full Professor. In October 2020 he moved to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he is currently an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Lanza has published over 140 research articles (including two Science and five Nature Electronics) and has registered four patents (one of them granted with 1 million USD). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (IEEE-EDS), editor-in-chief of the journal Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and serves in the board of many other journals and conferences, including IEEE-IEDM and IEEE-IRPS. He has also received multiple funding projects (EU, NSFC, MOST) and international awards (Young 1000 Talent, Marie Curie, Elsevier YIA, Wiley Rising Star).

Selected Publications

  • Lanza, M., Sebastian, A., Lu, W.D., Le Gallo, M., Chang, M.F., Akinwande, D., Puglisi, F.M., Alshareef, H.N., Liu, M. and Roldan, J.B., 2022. Memristive technologies for data storage, computation, encryption, and radio-frequency communication. Science, 376(6597), p.eabj9979.
  • Zhu, K., Wen, C., Aljarb, A.A., Xue, F., Xu, X., Tung, V., Zhang, X., Alshareef, H.N. and Lanza, M., 2021. The development of integrated circuits based on two-dimensional materials. Nature Electronics, 4(11), pp.775-785.
  • Chen, S., Mahmoodi, M.R., Shi, Y., Mahata, C., Yuan, B., Liang, X., Wen, C., Hui, F., Akinwande, D., Strukov, D.B. and Lanza, M., 2020. Wafer-scale integration of two-dimensional materials in high-density memristive crossbar arrays for artificial neural networks. Nature Electronics, 3(10), pp.638-645.
  • Hui, F. and Lanza, M., 2019. Scanning probe microscopy for advanced nanoelectronics. Nature electronics, 2(6), pp.221-229.
  • Shi, Y., Liang, X., Yuan, B., Chen, V., Li, H., Hui, F., Yu, Z., Yuan, F., Pop, E., Wong, H.S.P. and Lanza, M., 2018. Electronic synapses made of layered two-dimensional materials. Nature Electronics, 1(8), pp.458-465.


  • Postdoc, Materials Science, Stanford University, USA, 2012-2013
  • Postdoc, Nanoelectronics, Pekin University, China, 2011-2012
  • Ph.D., Nanoelectronics, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2010
  • Master, Micro/Nano-technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2007
  • B.Sc., Electronic Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2020 - current: Associate Professor, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017 - 2020: Full Professor, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • 2013 - 2017: Associate Professor, Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Research Interests Keywords

2D materials Graphene Hexagonal Boron Nitride Molybdenum disulfide Heterogeneous integration Nanoelectronics Conductive atomic force microscopy Dielectric breakdown Resistive switching Memristor Vector matrix multiplication Artificial neural network Neuromorphic computing In-memory computing Microchips Hybrid 2D/CMOS microchips