Samuele Mazzi, PhD student at the PIIM laboratory in the DSC team, has been awarded two prizes: the "PhD Student Poster Prize" and the "Itoh Prize" at the last conference on plasma physics of the European Physical Society.
The Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize 2021 were awarded to Guy Le Lay, professor emeritus at the PIIM laboratory, for all his work.
Richard W. Lee, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, a long-term partner of the PIIM laboratory has been awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Aix-Marseille University by President Eric Berton.
Interest in elemental two-dimensional materials beyond graphene (called Xenes), that exhibit unique and potential game-changing properties, and promise tantalizing applications, has ignited after the successful experimental realization of silicene1 in 2012 by Prof. Guy Le Lay* and his co-workers. Since then, the "Growth and properties of silicene" has been the first "Hot research front" in Condensed Matter Physics2, launching a new Postgraphene Era, which has culminated with the first realization of Plumbene3 with Prof. Junji Yuhara, Nagoya University, in 2019.
*Emeritus Professor, Plasma-Surface Group