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PhD position on photonics-based measurement systems

PhD position on photonics-based measurement systems at sub-nanometer scale for lithography and metrology.

ongeveer een jaar geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


This PhD position on miniaturized optical measurement systems for lithography and metrology is part of a larger multi-disciplinary project named 'Advanced piezo-electric wafer stage for next generation lithography and metrology applications'. In this project, which is in collaboration with ASML N.V., in total four PhD students are aiming to demonstrate the feasibility of an advanced moving stage for holding silicon wafers in which light-weight and compact piezo-electric actuators are used. To enable the use of such actuators, new highly miniaturized and highly accurate optical position and strain sensors are required. The PhD candidate will investigate and design such new laser based photonic sensors using photonic integration technology and will realize and demonstrate the highly accurate sensors. The PhD candidate will be based in the Photonic Integration group (phi.ele.tue.nl) but will collaborate intensely with the other PhD candidates in the project at the High Tech Systems Center.

The group Photonic Integration of the Electrical Engineering department of Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally oriented group which is leading in researching, developing and utilizing photonic integration with III-V semiconductors to realize cutting edge devices. With our NanoLabNL facilities and our partnerships with companies like Smart Photonics, we are not only able to design these chips, but also to actually produce, characterize and analyze their performance.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in the application of integrated photonics for sensors and metrology, frequency stabilized semiconductor lasers and optics.

Successful candidates should have good writing and documentation skills, good analytical and research capabilities and excellent communication skills. They must be able to organize their own work well and set and pursue their goals independently. The candidate will collaborate not only with the other members of the Photonic Integration group, but in particular also with three other PhD students in the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering department as well as researchers at ASML.


We are looking for candidates with a MSc diploma in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Applied Physics, preferably with not more than four years' experience in research after the graduation, and with good skills in programming tools and an interest in photonics and electronics.


  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating internationally renowned research environment;
  • full-time temporary appointment for 3 years, which will be extended with one year if it is successful;
  • gross salary between € 2222,00 and € 2.840,00 per month based on full-time employment;
  • an extensive package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, the possibility of child care and excellent sports facilities);
  • Additionele informatie

  • For more information about the project and any informal enquiries, please contact dr. Erwin Bente (e.a.j.m.bente@tue.nl ) or prof. dr. Kevin Williams (k.a.williams@tue.nl ).
  • For information concerning employment conditions you can contact Tanja van Waterschoot (t.a.m.v.waterschoot@tue.nl).
  • More information on employment conditions can be found here: www.tue.nl/en/university/working-at-tue/working-conditions/ .

  • Application:

    If interested, please use 'apply now'-button at the top of this page. You should upload the following (in English):
  • a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work;
  • a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position;
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and key achievements in research project(s));
  • contact information of two references;
  • copies of diplomas with course grades;

  • Candidates will be selected based on their graduation project and marks, relevant experience and skills, writing skills and publications, work experience and interviews.

    Typical recruitment procedure will involve a skype meeting, followed by a face to face interview with a presentation to the group in the second stage.

    Please keep in mind; you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each!