30+ days ago - req20899

Applied Mathematics / Computer Science Internship: Wafer Heating Prediction

Computer science & software engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Mathematics


Are you a final year Master's student with a background in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science? Are you skilled in dimensionality reduction techniques and polynomial interpolation/extrapolation? Then this assignment in our Research department could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

ASML produces scanners performing with nanometer accuracy at a very high speed. This is achieved thanks to several elements: a good design, very accurate sensors, clever algorithms, etc. We constantly seek improvements in all these elements to improve scanner performance. In being part of ASML, your task is to push this boundary of accuracy and speed beyond the current status using applied mathematics techniques.

Job Description

You will be working on a model predicting how silicon wafers warm up and deform during exposure in a scanner. An accurate prediction is paramount for the accurate control needed for to achieve nanometer performance. Ideally, one would like to have a real-time prediction and control but, unfortunately, the current physics-based model is too slow to allow this. In order to have real-time prediction we created a mathematics-based model mimicking the physics-based model.

The primary goal of your assignment is to increase the accuracy of this mathematics-based model and to decrease its computation time. In this assignment you will learn about wafer heating prediction and how essential it is for our scanners. You will use real-world data and work in a multi-disciplinary team.


You are a final year’s Master student in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. Good knowledge of dimensionality reduction techniques (like kernel PCA) and polynomial interpolation and extrapolation is required. You should have good communication skills and willing to work in a team and independently.

This is a Master graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months. The start date of this internship is as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?