Mario Lanza

Associate Professor, Material Science and Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Prof. Lanza research group website


Education Profile

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University, 2012-2013
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Peking University, 2010-2011
  • Ph.D. Electronic Engineering, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2010
  • M.S. Micro and Nanotechnology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2007
  • B.S. Electronic Engineering, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2006

Research Interests

​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).

Selected Publications

  • Kaichen Zhu, Sebastian Pazos, Fernando Aguirre, Yaqing Shen, Yue Yuan, Wenwen Zheng, Osamah Alharbi, Marco A. Villena, Bin Fang, Xinyi Li, Alessandro Milozzi, Matteo Farronato, Miguel Muñoz-Rojo, Tao Wang, Ren Li, Hossein Fariborzi, Juan B. Roldan, Guenther Benstetter, Xixiang Zhang, Husam Alshareef, Tibor Grasser, Huaqiang Wu, Daniele Ielmini, Mario Lanza. Hybrid 2D/CMOS microchips for memristive applications. Nature (2023).
  • Mario Lanza*, Abu Sebastian, Wei D. Lu, Manuel Le Gallo, Meng-Fan Chang, Deji Akinwande, Francesco M. Puglisi, Husam N. Alshareef, Ming Liu, Juan B. Roldan. Memristive technologies for data storage, computation, encryption, and radio-frequency communication. Science, 376, eabj9979, 2022.
  • Kaichen Zhu, Chao Wen, Areej A Aljarb, Fei Xue, Xiangming Xu, Vincent Tung, Xixiang Zhang, Husam N Alshareef, Mario Lanza*. The development of integrated circuits based on two-dimensional materials. Nature Electronics, 4, 775–785, 2021.
  • Shaochuan Chen, Mohammad Reza Mahmoodi, Yuanyuan Shi, Chandreswar Mahata, Bin Yuan, Xianhu Liang, Chao Wen, Fei Hui, Deji Akinwande, Dmitri B. Strukov, Mario Lanza*. Wafer-scale integration of two-dimensional materials in high-density memristive crossbar arrays for artificial neural networks. Nature Electronics 3, 638–645, 2020.
  • Fei Hui, Mario Lanza*. Scanning probe microscopy for advanced nanoelectronics. Nature Electronics, 2, 221-229, 2019.