Are you a passionate researcher in the field of semiconductor integration looking for a new challenge? We have an open position for someone to complement our existing efforts in heterogeneous device and integrated circuit technologies. Areas of interest include, though not exclusively, new fabrication technologies, related to hybrid and heterogeneous integration, and integrated semiconductor devices using III-V materials such as InP, GaN, GaAs and/or Si. You are encouraged to seek for synergy with the Nanolab infrastructure, which is a globally leading cleanroom for III/V processing, and includes, amongst other infrastructure, a unique 4” Pilot Line and a 193-nm ASML scanner for optical lithography, for highly robust and reproducible epitaxial growth and processing. Areas of interest also include the link with applications, such as sensing and metrology, quantum technologies, communications, and computing.
The candidate is expected to set up an independent research profile in such an area, supervise PhD students and postdocs, and contribute to the education at BSc and MSc level.
High performance electronic and photonic technologies are anticipated to converge in the coming years. Integration is the technology to combine various optical, photonic and electronic components. The integration of advanced electronics with photonics will be crucial to meet the energy efficiencies and performance of miniaturised sensors, imaging systems and communications devices. The field has primarily been driven by communications, but over the last decade, applications in sensing, metrology, lidar, and (quantum, neuromorphic, optical) computing have strongly emerged, also in industry. The main technology trends are towards higher electrical (modulation) bandwidths, lower-energy-loss and more robust circuits, further miniaturization and integration density, and closer multi-technology integration.
The Photonic Integration group at TU/e has a long track record of setting pioneering results in indium phosphide (InP) based photonic integration. Our group consists of approximately 55 members, including 8 permanent faculty members. We are a key player in the field, as evidenced by our founding and coordinating role in the globally leading Joint European Platform for photonic integrated components and circuits JePPIX. We take a leading role in driving InP-based photonic integration towards the next level. A key enabler for our work is our Nanolab cleanroom facility, which specializes in III-V processing.
Our group is part of the Electrical Engineering (tue.nl), which is one of the nine departments at TU/e. It employs 892 staff members and has 1.130 BSc/MSc students, making it the largest electrical engineering education in the Netherlands. The working language, including education, is English.
The Photonic Integration group is part of the recently established Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute, focusing on exponential technologies, most notably photonics, electronics and quantum technology, for a sustainable information society. The EHCI brings together researchers from various Departments, to stimulate collaboration and synergistic research, and to create joint roadmaps for strategic investments. It is one of the only four TU/e institutes, showing the clear commitment of our university to photonics as a main strategy for excellent research and valorisation.
TU/e is located at the heart of the Eindhoven Brainport region, a deep-tech ecosystem, which includes multinationals like ASML, Philips, NXP, and Signify, institutes like imec and Holst Center, and scale-ups like SMART Photonics, EFFECT Photonics and PhotonFirst. This makes Eindhoven a unique place for innovation, with lots of options for technology transfer and industrial collaboration. The Dutch government has identified photonics as a key enabling technology, which is reflected in the large number of opportunities.
Screening of applications and interviewing starts immediately, while the position remains open. Received applications will be processed in batches at two-four-week intervals.
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Please contact prof. Kevin Williams (k.a.williams[at]tue.nl) and/or prof. Martijn Heck (m.heck[at]tue.nl).
For information about terms of employment, please contact Sander Burgmans, Recruiter, (s.burgmans[at]tue.nl).
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