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PhD: GHz subsurface Atomic Force Microscopy

The possibility of characterizing the subsurface structure of samples with nanometre resolution is getting increasingly important nowadays. This is due to the …

12 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


The possibility of characterizing the subsurface structure of samples with nanometre resolution is getting increasingly important nowadays. This is due to the ever-ongoing miniaturization in the semiconductor industry, where accurate metrology is becoming a key-element for lithographic process control. Within this project, you will generate and detect GHz ultrasound pulses in sample materials. The scattering of these pulses on the internal structure of the samples allows for their subsurface characterization.
It is expected that you will:

  1. Develop and conduct research on GHz Ultrasound  in atomic force microscopy.
  2. Setup the experimental platform required for this project.
  3. Perform experimental research, including a proof-of-concept for detecting the ultrashort acoustic pulses.
  4. Writing a doctoral dissertation, publishing results in renowned peer reviewed journals and presenting research in international conferences.
  5. Engage in education activities, such as supervising master students.


You should have the following qualifications:

  • MSc in mechanical engineering, physics, materials science or a related area.
  • Experience with atomic force microscopy.
  • Modelling and nonlinear dynamics skills or experience in experimental dynamics at the microscale and/or experience with ultrasound sensing are appreciated.
  • Good communication skills and ability to be a team-player in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Self-starter with initiative and ability to setup, organise and execute your research.


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education program aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit http://graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Gerard Verbiest, Assistant Professor, email: G.J.Verbiest@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 (0)15 278 6504, or: Prof.dr. Peter Steeneken, email: P.G.Steeneken@tudelft.nl.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Irina Bruckner, HR-advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.