Internship | Master thesis internship project on area-selective spatial atomic layer deposition
About this position
The deposition of atoms at specific locations on a pre-patterned surface can boost advances in catalysis, energy harvesting, and semiconductor device fabrication. To fabricate advanced multilayered 3D devices with perfectly aligned features the current conventional manufacturing approach requires many lithography and etching steps (i.e. top-down). Innovative bottom-up techniques are required to replace or complement top-down fabrication schemes. One of the main emerging solutions is to implement self-aligned fabrication schemes, in which a material is deposited on a pre-determined area in a selective manner. Area-selective deposition can enable cost-effective options to create the above mentioned structures in a bottom-up approach.
What will be your role?
The focus of this research project is to investigate area-selective deposition of thin-films in a spatial-atomic layer deposition (ALD) mode for semiconductor device fabrication. You will work hands-on on developing high impact technology for future semiconductor devices. Analyze your experimental results and optimizing processes to meet partner's requirements is part of your tasks. You will get to interact with leaders in the semiconductor industry and hence kick-start your career in the domain of nanotechnology.
What we expect from you
You are an ambitious master student with both scientific and practical skills looking for an internship or master thesis of 9 months. You have a chemistry or applied physics background, with knowledge in the fields of surface chemistry and thin-film deposition. You are pro-active, independent and a good team player. Good communication skills in English are expected.
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.
Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.
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