Photonics is widely regarded as the key enabling technology of the 21st century and its applications and use in many scientific and industrial fields is accelerated though Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), which combine many optical components into a miniaturized chip format. Similar as electronic ICs, PICs are revolutionizing areas such as healthcare, communication and sensing and have the potential to be disruptive to the whole society. We at the Institute for Photonic Integration are at the center of photonics; working from material science, device integration technologies to systems and applications .
The recently granted EU project - Photonic Wafer-Level IntEgration PAckaging and Test Processes (PhotonicLEAP) aims to reduce the cost of PIC packaging, test and module integration by over 10 times, opening many new markets, overcoming the prohibitively expensive packaging solutions used today. This will result in significant market disruption, enable the launch of new and affordable products powered by photonics, including; high-speed communication devices for future optical networks; biosensors for point-of-care patient monitoring – which are especially important given the global challenges we face with COVID-19; compact medical devices such as minimally invasive surgical and imaging systems; sensors for rapid and precise food safety and quality monitoring and in-line process control; miniaturized energy-efficient sensors for 5G, the Internet-of-Things and autonomous vehicles; high-speed quantum computing devices and augmented and virtual reality systems. Key to the development of PIC for these application areas is the development of scalable, reliable and high throughput test processes and systems.
The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), one of Europe’s top technical universities, is positioned in the heart of one of Europe’s largest hightech innovation ecosystems. Research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence and a strong realworld impact which is often obtained via close collaboration with hightech industries. At TU/e, we are developing the center of test and characterization of photonic integrated circuits. The development of test processes, strategy is in close collaboration with industrial partners for the development of the test processes and equipment.
We are looking for a candidate to fill the position for 2 years with a possible extension within the TU/e.
You will be expected to:
You will find yourself within a young and dynamic multi-disciplinary team of experts (electro-optical communication, photonic integration, software programmers, signal processing and process engineers that all have the aim of making photonic integrated circuits a mainstream technology. We believe in a flat hierarchy with focus on a getting-things-done attitude and practicality.
Contact and additional information
For more information about the project and any informal enquiries, please contact
dr. Sylwester Latkowski, Institute for Photonic Integration at TU/e, s.Latkowski[at]tue.nl
We invite you to submit your application by using the 'apply now' button on this page.
Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files. Applications by e-mail cannot be accepted.
We are looking forward to your application! Screening will start upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position has been filled.