Internship | Rough Surfaces Scattering
About this position
It is of great importance to understand the degree of the roughness of a surface and its scattering effect in many advanced scientific and industrial instruments and systems. Such applications span from remote sensing from space to nanoscale inspection of high precision optical surfaces. The impact for system design can be found in important industries such as EUV lithography, sustainable energy production systems, and others.
What will be your role?
In all real system, surfaces are all ‘rough’ to a certain degree, some naturally, some by design, and some unavoidable. Since Rayleigh’s investigation of the scattering of a monochromatic light at a sinusoidal surface roughly a century ago, the study of the scattering of electromagnetic waves from rough surface has been an active research field. There are various classical models to describe surfaces of different degree of roughness. As the computation methods evolve and with the progress in numerical simulations, novel techniques have been applied to the rough surface study as well.
In this project, we will take a broader view in this field of research. After an introduction from TNO experts, you will start with compiling a broad overview of literature on the topic of rough surfaces scattering. The purpose is to identify methods/models that are suitable for a few high impact applications. A preliminary test using the selected model will be carried out with a clear design target for a high requirement application.
What we expect from you
- Master level study in physics
- Affinity with scientific literature
- Knowledge in optics preferably
- Experience in computation tool and language such as, Matlab / Python
What you'll get in return
You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.
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The selection process
After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
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