Keynote 1 : Towards CMOS/2D Hybrid Microchips

Speaker : Professor Mario Lanza

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Two-dimensional layered materials (2D-LMs) have outstanding physical, chemical and thermal properties that make them attractive for the fabrication of solid-state micro/nano-electronic devices and circuits. However, synthesizing high-quality 2D-LMs at the wafer scale is difficult, and integrating them in semiconductor production lines brings associated multiple challenges. Nevertheless, in the past few years substantial progress has been achieved and leading companies like TSMC, Samsung and IMEC have started to work more intensively on the fabrication of devices using 2D-LMs. In this keynote talk, I will discuss the state-of-the-art on micro/nano-electronic devices made (entirely or partially) of 2D-LMs, the most sophisticated circuits ever constructed, and the fabrication of CMOS/2D hybrid microchips. I will put special emphasis on devices that employ hexagonal boron nitride, the only 2D-LM with an enough high band gap to be employed as dielectric. I will also discuss the main technological challenges to face in the next years and provide some recommendations on how to solve them…

Bio: Mario Lanza got a PhD in Electronic Engineering (with honours) in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. In 2010-2011 he was NSFC postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was Marie Curie postdoc at Stanford University. In October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in March 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Since October 2020 he is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia. Prof. Lanza has published over 120 research papers, including two Science, five Nature Electronics and 10 Advanced Materials, 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 is also the chair of the Nanotechnology Committee of the Electron Devices Society. Prof. Lanza leads a research group formed by 10-15 PhD students and postdocs, and they investigate how to improve electronic devices and circuits using 2D materials, with special emphasis in memristive devices and circuits.