Mario Lanza is a Young 1000 Talent professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, a laboratory selected as National Collaborative Innovation Center, in Soochow University. Dr. Lanza got his PhD with honors in 2010 at the Electronic Engineering Department of Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, with a thesis dedicated to ultrathin high-k dielectrics. During the PhD he was a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester (UK) and Infineon Technologies (Germany). In 2010 and 2011 he completed a postdoc at Peking University, where he worked on 2D materials. In 2012 and 2013 he was awarded with the Marie Curie IOF fellowship to join Stanford University, where he worked in the field of MOS nanocomposites with professors Paul C. McIntyre and Hongjie Dai. Dr. Lanza has published over 55 research papers, including Science, Advanced Materials, Nanoscale, Applied Physics Letters and IEEE journals, as well as four book chapters and four patents. He is best known for his reliability studies of nanoelectronic devices, especially those using conductive AFM, a field in which he is editing a book for Wiley-VCH. He is a guest editor for Advanced Electronic Materials, member of the advisory board of Crystal Research and Technology and collaborates with Materials Views. Currently, Dr. Lanza is leading a research group formed by 13 members (two postdocs, ten graduate students and one visiting scholar) and his work has received more than 1.6 million Euro from different funding agencies in China.