Mario Lanza got his PhD in Electronic Engineering (with honors) in 2010 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was visiting scholar at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany, 2008) and University of Manchester (UK, 2009). During his PhD he analyzed high-k dielectric samples from Infineon Technologies and Numonyx. In 2010-2011 he did a postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was a Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University. On October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Currently, Prof. Lanza leads a group formed by 17-20 graduate students and postdocs, and it focuses on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials. Prof. Lanza has published over 90 research papers (including Science, Nature Electronics, IEDM Tech Digest, and Advanced Materials) edited an entire book on Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy for Wiley-VCH, and registered four patents (one of them granted with 1 million USD investment). He is a member of the technical committee of several top conferences in the field of electronic devices (IEDM, IRPS, IPFA), and member of the advisory board of Advanced Electronic Materials, Nature Scientific Reports, Nanotechnology, Nano Futures and Crystal Research and Technology. Prof. Lanza has received some of the most important research awards at his stage, including the 2017 Young Investigator Award in the field of Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), the Young 1000 Talent (Ministry of Education of China), and the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship (European Union). In 2019 he was selected as Distinguished Lecturer by the Electron Devices Society.
- Two-dimensional materials based electronic devices
Angèle Reinders is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy and Design in the Department of Design, Production and Management of University of Twente, the Netherland. Besides this, she was part-time affiliated with the Design for Sustainability program of Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, till 2015. Her present research focuses on achieving a better integration of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy and other sustainable energy technologies in systems and products by new design approaches. She has practical experience with design-driven research on PV systems, PV modules, PV powered boats, building integrated PV and product integrated PV as well as PV in smart grids. Recently she established the energy center ARISE at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of University of Twente. She has published about 100 papers, edited two books, and is a co-founding editor of IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Angèle is intensively involved in the organization of the annual IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and has a vast international experience and stayed at Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), World Bank (US), ENEA (Italy), Jakarta and Papua (Indonesia) and the Centre for Urban Energy (Canada) for her research. She holds an MSc in Experimental Physics and a PhD in Chemistry from Utrecht University in the field of monitoring and simulation of PV systems. She received her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at Utrecht University in 1999. Her PhD dissertation covers the analysis and simulation of the field performance of photovoltaic solar energy systems. Angèle Reinders completed a master degree in Experimental Physics in 1993 at Utrecht University, specializing in material physics and energy physics.