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PhD contract - Terahertz Metrology for Semiconductor Device and Circuits Research

  • Full or part time
    Mrs Aurélie Bauzou
    Mrs B Martinez
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. We are the world’s leading electronic measurement company, transforming today’s measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our 9,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries, delivering solutions in wireless communications, aerospace, defense and semiconductor markets with world-class solutions.

Keysight is participating in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “TeraApps – Doctoral Training Network in Terahertz Technologies for Imaging, Radar and Communications Applications”. TeraApps is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

TeraApps focuses on the ever-increasing hunger for communications bandwidth from 0.3 to 3 THz (1mm to 100um) occupying a middle ground between microwaves and infrared light. Recently, tunnelling devices have been shown to be the leading candidate in realizing compact, low cost, high performance THz transmitters and receivers once coupled to suitable antennas. In this project, the candidate will develop on-wafer calibration strategies scalable up to 500 GHz, and validate the work on devices made in the consortium and on test devices developed in-house.

In this frame, we are hiring 1 person to join the team in Belgium and work on:

Terahertz Metrology for Semiconductor Device and Circuits Research

As part of the network, the candidate will also go through a specialist training plan, including entrepreneurship and transferrable skills along with advanced specific research topic.Objectives: 1) Calibration: Develop on-wafer calibration strategies scalable up to 500 GHz, and validate the work on devices made in the consortium and on test devices developed in-house; 2) Expand the bandwidth of THz measurements system beyond single converters by identifying approaches to process the measurement data such that multiple converters can be combined into one system, and establish a calibration of the overall system across these larger bands.

Contract Duration: 36 months, fixed duration.

We are looking for candidates with the following background and skills: 

Master in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, RF, Microwave or relevant equivalent finalization.
Very strong interest in pursuing a PhD in a industrial context.
Ideal candidate has a theoretical and practical experience in high frequency on wafer calibration, measurement and uncertainty through his thesis.
Experience in 3D EM simulation is a plus.
Fluent in English and willingness to travel in the frame of the project are also required. 

Funding Notes

In order to be eligible to this program, you imperatively need to match the 2 following criteria: 

You are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research careers at the time of recruitment by the host and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when you obtain the degree which formally entitles you to embark on a doctorate.
You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your host organisation (Belgium) for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to your recruitment. 

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