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Cathodoluminescence tomography for semiconductor device inspection and analysis

Work Activities
Did you know high-energy electrons can serve as efficient sources of optical excitation of matter? Our group has developed cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy, in which we use 1-30 keV electrons in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to excite nanomaterials. The oscillating electric field carried by the electron serves as a broadband (0-30 eV) excitation source with 5 nm spatial and 5 fs temporal resolution. This enables us to study excitations and localized modes of plasmons, 2D semiconductors, and a wide range of optical metamaterials. We study excitation dynamics through time-resolved spectroscopy, correlative measurements, holography and perform 3D tomography of complex geometries.

In this project, we will investigate the potential use of CL spectroscopy in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) as a tool for semiconductor metrology. We will collect angle-, polarization-, and time-resolved CL spectra on complex nanostructures composed of metal, semiconductor, and dielectrics, and aim to derive characteristic materials properties and feature sizes in 3D from the collected data sets. The project ranges from studies of simple model systems to complex structures like nanosheet transistors that are relevant for semiconductor manufacturing and uses tomographic techniques in combination with inverse design and machine learning tools. The aim is to determine the possibilities and limitations of the use of CL in semiconductor metrology and to develop practical workflows for CL tomography. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the neighboring Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) and the companies ASML and Delmic.

Qualifications

  • You have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • You have very strong social, organizational, and communication skills.
  • You like to work both independently and in a collaborative team.

Work environment
AMOLF is a part of NWO-I and initiate and performs leading fundamental research on the physics of complex forms of matter, and to create new functional materials, in partnership with academia and industry. The institute is located at Amsterdam Science Park and currently employs about 140 researchers and 80 support employees. www.amolf.nl

The Photonic Materials group (www.erbium.nl), led by Prof. Albert Polman, studies light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. The group is composed of an international team of 8-10 PhD students, postdocs and master students that work in a collaborative atmosphere with many social group activities. Every week we hold group meeting, CL team meeting, and departmental colloquium and poster sessions, in addition to regular journal clubs. We also regularly organize an international group labtour.

Our group is part of AMOLFs Nanophotonics and Light Management in new Photovoltaic Materials research centers that are composed of 8 research groups (50 PhD students and postdocs) that share a state-of-the-art cleanroom for nanofabrication and characterization and many other facilities.

Working conditions

  • The working atmosphere at the institute is largely determined by young, enthusiastic, mostly foreign employees. Communication is informal and runs through short lines of communication.
  • The position is intended as full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the duration of four years
  • The starting salary is 2.781 Euro’s gross per month and a range of employment benefits.
  • After successful completion of the PhD research a PhD degree will be granted at a Dutch University.
  • Several courses are offered, specially developed for PhD-students.
  • AMOLF assists any new foreign PhD-student with housing and visa applications and compensates their transport costs and furnishing expenses.

More information?
For further information about the position, please contact:

Prof. dr. Albert Polman
E-mail: a.polman@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

Application
You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below.

Online screening may be part of the selection.

Diversity code
AMOLF is highly committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment: we want to develop talent and creativity by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures. We recruit and select on the basis of competencies and talents. We strongly encourage anyone with the right qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.

AMOLF has won the NNV Diversity Award 2022, which is awarded every two years by the Netherlands Physical Society for demonstrating the most successful implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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17-05-2024 AMOLF
Cathodoluminescence tomography for semiconductor device inspection and analysis

Work Activities
Did you know high-energy electrons can serve as efficient sources of optical excitation of matter? Our group has developed cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy, in which we use 1-30 keV electrons in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to excite nanomaterials. The oscillating electric field carried by the electron serves as a broadband (0-30 eV) excitation source with 5 nm spatial and 5 fs temporal resolution. This enables us to study excitations and localized modes of plasmons, 2D semiconductors, and a wide range of optical metamaterials. We study excitation dynamics through time-resolved spectroscopy, correlative measurements, holography and perform 3D tomography of complex geometries.

In this project, we will investigate the potential use of CL spectroscopy in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) as a tool for semiconductor metrology. We will collect angle-, polarization-, and time-resolved CL spectra on complex nanostructures composed of metal, semiconductor, and dielectrics, and aim to derive characteristic materials properties and feature sizes in 3D from the collected data sets. The project ranges from studies of simple model systems to complex structures like nanosheet transistors that are relevant for semiconductor manufacturing and uses tomographic techniques in combination with inverse design and machine learning tools. The aim is to determine the possibilities and limitations of the use of CL in semiconductor metrology and to develop practical workflows for CL tomography. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the neighboring Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) and the companies ASML and Delmic.

Qualifications

  • You have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • You have very strong social, organizational, and communication skills.
  • You like to work both independently and in a collaborative team.

Work environment
AMOLF is a part of NWO-I and initiate and performs leading fundamental research on the physics of complex forms of matter, and to create new functional materials, in partnership with academia and industry. The institute is located at Amsterdam Science Park and currently employs about 140 researchers and 80 support employees. www.amolf.nl

The Photonic Materials group (www.erbium.nl), led by Prof. Albert Polman, studies light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. The group is composed of an international team of 8-10 PhD students, postdocs and master students that work in a collaborative atmosphere with many social group activities. Every week we hold group meeting, CL team meeting, and departmental colloquium and poster sessions, in addition to regular journal clubs. We also regularly organize an international group labtour.

Our group is part of AMOLFs Nanophotonics and Light Management in new Photovoltaic Materials research centers that are composed of 8 research groups (50 PhD students and postdocs) that share a state-of-the-art cleanroom for nanofabrication and characterization and many other facilities.

Working conditions

  • The working atmosphere at the institute is largely determined by young, enthusiastic, mostly foreign employees. Communication is informal and runs through short lines of communication.
  • The position is intended as full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the duration of four years
  • The starting salary is 2.781 Euro’s gross per month and a range of employment benefits.
  • After successful completion of the PhD research a PhD degree will be granted at a Dutch University.
  • Several courses are offered, specially developed for PhD-students.
  • AMOLF assists any new foreign PhD-student with housing and visa applications and compensates their transport costs and furnishing expenses.

More information?
For further information about the position, please contact:

Prof. dr. Albert Polman
E-mail: a.polman@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

Application
You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below.

Online screening may be part of the selection.

Diversity code
AMOLF is highly committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment: we want to develop talent and creativity by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures. We recruit and select on the basis of competencies and talents. We strongly encourage anyone with the right qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.

AMOLF has won the NNV Diversity Award 2022, which is awarded every two years by the Netherlands Physical Society for demonstrating the most successful implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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17-05-2024 AMOLF
Internship: Self-organized criticality of light

Work Activities

The human brain performs more calculations per second than the world’s fastest supercomputer—all with a fraction of the power used by one incandescent light bulb. For years, researchers have hypothesized that such an extraordinary information processing capability is an emergent property of a system at the edge of a second-order phase transition, i.e., at a critical point. But how does the brain remain at a critical point (given how easy it is to drift away from it)? In other words: who is turning the knob to keep the system at the edge of a phase transition? The theory of self-organized criticality (SOC), one of the most spectacular ideas of the past 40 years of physics, emerged in response to these important questions. SOC is a mechanism by which a system can dynamically tune itself to a critical point, and from which scale-free structures (aka fractals) emerge organically in the dynamics of the system. While SOC has been theoretically explored over the past years in statistical physics and neuroscience, the potential of leveraging SOC for optical information processing has never been explored. In this project, you will perform experiments aimed at demonstrating SOC in an optical system. You will then explore the effects of SOC on the transmission of a small signal through that optical system. This project will build on recent theory and experiments from our group. There are options to focus fully on theory, fully on experiments, or a combination of both, depending on your background and interests.

Qualifications

You have a BSc in Physics or closely-related discipline. For experimentally-oriented students, lab experience in optics is not necessary— you will get it here. For theory-oriented students, knowledge of statistical physics, (nonlinear) dynamical systems, and condensed matter will be useful, but not all of it is strictly necessary. You can contact us for more details. The most important is that you are eager to learn new methods, explore new ideas, and work together with other group members.

Work environment
AMOLF is a part of NWO-I and initiate and performs leading fundamental research on the physics of complex forms of matter, and to create new functional materials, in partnership with academia and industry. The institute is located at Amsterdam Science Park and currently employs about 140 researchers and 80 support employees. www.amolf.nl

Working conditions
At the start of the traineeship your trainee plan will be set out, in consultation with your AMOLF supervisor.

More information?
For further information about the position, please contact:

Dr. Said Rodriguez
Group leader Interacting Photons
E-mail: s.rodriguez@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

Application
You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below.
Please send your:

  • Resume;
  • Motivation on why you want to join the group (max. 1 page).

It is important to us to know why you want to join our team. This means that we will only consider your application if it entails your motivation letter.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and as soon as an excellent match is made, the position will be filled.

Online screening may be part of the selection.

Diversity code
AMOLF is highly committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment: we want to develop talent and creativity by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures. We recruit and select on the basis of competencies and talents. We strongly encourage anyone with the right qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.

AMOLF has won the NNV Diversity Award 2022, which is awarded every two years by the Netherlands Physical Society for demonstrating the most successful implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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15-05-2024 AMOLF
Hoofd Communicatie

Werkzaamheden
Als hoofd communicatie zorg je samen met de medewerkers van je afdeling voor een doeltreffende communicatie voor twee wetenschappelijke instituten, AMOLF en ARCNL. Daarnaast adviseer je de directies van de twee instituten over de communicatiestrategie.

Je schrijft en redigeert teksten over wetenschappelijke resultaten voor verschillende doelgroepen (denk aan persberichten, nieuwsberichten voor de website, digitale nieuwsbrief). Je speelt een actieve rol in het organiseren van outreach activiteiten voor de twee instituten. Ook ondersteun je onderzoekers op het gebied van wetenschapscommunicatie zodat ze hun onderzoek effectief overbrengen aan een breed publiek.

Als hoofd van de afdeling geef je leiding aan een team van vier medewerkers. Je geeft richting aan de inhoud van het werk van twee communicatiemedewerkers en twee medewerkers informatiebeheer, die zich richten op het openbaar maken van wetenschappelijke publicaties en onderzoeksresultaten, en het beheer van de bibliotheek.

Voor het succesvol uitvoeren van deze taken is het belangrijk dat je goede contacten onderhoudt met je collega’s en externe stakeholders. Zo heb je regelmatig overleg met de communicatiemedewerkers van andere NWO instituten en het bureau van de NWO-I koepelorganisatie.

Wat wij vragen
Je beschikt over HBO+/WO werk- en denkniveau. Je hebt een bèta opleiding en je hebt ervaring met het vak van communiceren, waardoor je de specialist bent om een complexe wetenschappelijke boodschap aantrekkelijk te presenteren aan verschillende doelgroepen.

Je houdt jezelf op de hoogte van communicatie- en sociaal maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen en vertaalt deze naar de uitvoering van het werk. Je beheerst de Nederlandse en Engelse taal uitstekend. Je beschikt over verantwoordelijkheidsgevoel en teamgeest. Leidinggevende ervaring is een pre, evenals affiniteit met informatiebeheer en de werkzaamheden van een wetenschappelijke bibliotheek.

Hier kom je te werken
De afdeling ondersteunt twee onderzoeksorganisaties; AMOLF en ARCNL. Bij deze organisaties op het Amsterdam Science Park werken in totaal circa 240 onderzoekers en 80 ondersteunende medewerkers. AMOLF initieert en verricht toonaangevend fundamenteel onderzoek aan nieuwe, strategisch belangrijke complexe molecuul- en materiaalsystemen, in samenwerking met de Nederlandse universiteiten en industrie. Zie ook www.amolf.nl.

Het Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) verricht fundamenteel onderzoek aan de fysica en technologie van nano-lithografie, in het bijzonder voor toepassing in de halfgeleiderindustrie. Het ARCNL is een publiek-private samenwerking tussen ASML en meerdere kennisinstellingen. Zie ook www.arcnl.nl.

Wat wij bieden
De werksfeer op de twee instituten wordt in hoge mate bepaald door jonge, enthousiaste, veelal buitenlandse medewerkers. De communicatie is informeel en verloopt via korte lijnen. De secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden zijn uitstekend. Inschaling vindt, afhankelijk van relevante kennis en ervaring, plaats in schaal 10 of 11, afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring; maximaal € 5.870,- bruto per maand (incl. vakantiegeld en eindejaarsuitkering) bij een fulltime dienstverband. De omvang van het dienstverband is bespreekbaar, binnen het kader 32 - 40 uur per week. Het betreft een dienstverband van twee jaar, met de intentie van een aansluitend vast dienstverband.

Meer informatie?
Dr. Paula van Tijn

Instituutsmanager AMOLF

E-mail: p.v.tijn@amolf.nl

Telefoon: 020-754 7100

Solliciteren
Lijkt deze functie jou interessant? Solliciteer dan vóór 15 juni 2024 via onderstaande knop.

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Wij streven naar een divers personeelsbestand: we willen talent en creativiteit ontwikkelen door mensen met verschillende achtergronden en culturen samen te brengen. We werven en selecteren op basis van competenties en talenten. We moedigen iedereen met de juiste kwalificaties ten zeerste aan om te solliciteren op de vacature, ongeacht leeftijd, geslacht, afkomst, seksuele geaardheid of fysieke vaardigheden.

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09-05-2024 AMOLF
Toward soft fluidic circuits that control the beating of a soft artificial heart

Work Activities
The Soft Robotic Matter group at AMOLF is seeking a Postdoc who will work together with the Holland Hybrid Heart (HHH) consortium on the design, fabrication and analysis of an artificial soft heart. The HHH consortium is a partnership between Erasmus MC, Eindhoven University of Technology, AMOLF, UTwente, Saxion, TU Delft, and several business partners. The consortium was awarded a 10M € grant by the Nederlandse Wetenschapsagenda. The HHH consortium aims in the next 7 years to conduct the necessary fundamental research, including the first chronic animal trials, to produce a soft artificial heart. The goal of the consortium is to mimic the natural contraction of the heart as much as possible, by generating a pulsatile flow, and coating the inside of the heart with a tissue-engineered lining. Our consortium acknowledges that this multidisciplinary project will only be successful if we work closely as a team.

Within the HHH consortium, your focus will be on controlling the beating of the HHH. You will explore how previously proposed pneumatic circuits can be used with liquids to transform a continuous inflow from a hydraulic pump into pulsating output that will activate the soft artificial muscles in the heart. The goal is to design soft fluidic circuits that, together with the soft artificial heart, will passively adapt to variations in physiological conditions (e.g., blood pressure) without the direct need for electronic sensing. To design such a fluidic circuit capable of passively adjusting to changing physiological conditions, you will also contribute to a numerical system model based on the electronic-fluidic analogy. You will use measured data from the artificial heart in these simulations. Further validation of the model will be done by comparing the results with mock-loop experiments performed within the consortium. In general, there will be active collaboration with researchers in the Soft Robotic Matter Group and within the Holland Hybrid Heart consortium.

Qualifications
We welcome applications from motivated candidates from a diverse range of fields (E.g. Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science). A background in non-linear mechanics, soft robotics or mechanical metamaterials is an advantage, although we are open to candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds given sufficient motivation. You need to meet the requirements for a doctors-degree and ideally must have research experience in a non-Dutch academic environment. We are looking for candidates that enjoy collaborating in a team, and that have a go-getter mentality in combination with a sound appetite for experimental and numerical work.

Work environment
AMOLF is a part of NWO-I and initiate and performs leading fundamental research on the physics of complex forms of matter, and to create new functional materials, in partnership with academia and industry. The institute is located at Amsterdam Science Park and currently employs about 140 researchers and 80 support employees. www.amolf.nl

The Soft Robotic Mater group @AMOLF (See also: www.overvelde.com) focuses on embodied intelligence within soft robotic devices, aiming to create autonomous robots capable of effective operation in their environments. To realize this goal, the group's focus lies at the intersection of soft robotics and mechanical metamaterials. The group employs a combination of computational, experimental, and analytical tools to investigate how shape, non-linearities, and feedback can be strategically utilized to embody intelligent behavior in mechanical systems. The objective is to explore innovative - yet simple - avenues that extend the frontiers of knowledge, all while remaining dedicated to addressing real-world challenges that have a meaningful impact on society. We provide a highly collaborative and supportive environment, both within the group and institute, and through national and international collaborations.

Working conditions

  • The working atmosphere at the institute is largely determined by young, enthusiastic, mostly foreign employees. Communication is informal and runs through short lines of communication.
  • The position is intended as full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the maximum duration of 3 years
  • Salary is in scale 10 (CAO-OI) which starts at 4.065 Euro’s gross per month, and a range of employment benefits.
  • AMOLF assists any new foreign Postdoc with housing and visa applications and compensates their transport costs and furnishing expenses.

More information?
For further information about the position, please contact

dr. ir. J.T.B. (Bas) Overvelde
Group leader Soft Robotic Matter Group
E-mail: overvelde@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

Application
You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below.

Please send your:

  • Resume;
  • Motivation on why you want to join the group (max. 1 page).

It is important to us to know why you want to join our team. This means that we will only consider your application if it entails your motivation letter.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and as soon as an excellent match is made, the position will be filled.

Online screening may be part of the selection.

Diversity code
AMOLF is highly committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment: we want to develop talent and creativity by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures. We recruit and select on the basis of competencies and talents. We strongly encourage anyone with the right qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.

AMOLF has won the NNV Diversity Award 2022, which is awarded every two years by the Netherlands Physical Society for demonstrating the most successful implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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02-05-2024 AMOLF