MEE Young Investigator – MNE | 2017

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MEE Young Investigator 2017

The 2017 Microelectronic Engineering Journal  Young Investigator Award and Lectureship

Sponsored by Elsevier

Honoring and Promoting a Young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences

Micro Electronic Engineering (MEE) is proud to continue its long contribution (1983-2017) in the field of processing for Micro- and Nano-scale Device and System fabrication. In the past 34 years MEE has expanded from the field of microelectronics to the fields of Nanotechnology and Microsystems following the rapid proliferation of microelectronics into many new areas and applications.  Beyond electronics, MEE is now also focusing on fabrication of photonic, plasmonic, bioelectronic, electromechanical and fluidic devices and systems and their applications in the broad areas of electronics, energy, life sciences, and environment.

MEE is also proud to continue the series of Young Investigator Awards and MEE Lectureships for a fourth year. The Lectureship will be presented at the MNE2017 Conference in September 2017 in Braga, Portugal ( The Lectureship award will include $1000, plus travel costs to present the award lecture at the September 2017 MNE meeting, while MNE2017 conference will cover registration and contribute towards accommodation costs.

Winner announcement

The award winner is, Dr Mario Lanza, professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials of Soochow University.


Mario Lanza is a Young 1000 Talent professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials of Soochow University, the fastest growing university in the world in 2015-2016 according to Nature Index. Dr. Lanza got his PhD in Electronics in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester (UK) and Infineon Technologies (Germany). In 2010-2011 he did a postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was a Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Lanza has published over 60 papers, including Science and Advanced Materials, edited an entire book for Wiley-VCH and registered four patents (one of them received 1M$ investment). He is member of the advisory board of Scientific Reports (Nature) and Crystal Research and Technology (Wiley-VCH), as well member of the technical committee of several international conferences. His research interests focus on the improvement of electronic devices using 2D materials, with special emphasis on 2D (layered) dielectrics and logic memory devices.

Elsevier and the members of the committee warmly congratulate the award winner for his outstanding contribution. The award winner will give an invited talk on Friday, 22 September.

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