23 days ago - req22676

Mechanical | Electrical Engineering Internship: Analysis method for electrical actuators

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering


Are you a Bachelor or Master student in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering? Do you have hands-on mindset, strong analytical skills and are able operate within a multi-disciplinary team? Then this graduation project could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

Mechatronic Systems Development provides cutting edge mechatronics solutions for ASML products. These include stages to transport and position the wafer within the machine. For these and other mechatronic applications linear electrical actuators are being used. These type of actuators are commonly used in our Lithography systems. Because of the high throughout demands high force density actuators are being used. As a consequence, power dissipation in in the coils of these actuators is high and active cooling is required. In ASML actuators special development attention is taken to maintain optimal thermal efficiency to prevent failure during operation. Therefore several tests are developed and available for thermal actuator qualifications. Beside this, an IR-camera can also be used to detect possible internal actuator issues by observing the thermal imaging during operation. With this IR(Infrared) information post process analysis can be done to identify these possible issues/imperfections in the actuator.

Job Description

In this assignment you will:

  • Setup thermal FEM model (using Comsol) with the basic linear actuator features.
  • FEM study to quantify typical (time dependent) effects using your model.
  • Use the FEM results to setup real lab experiments to verify the theory.
  • Optimize test parameters settings using your test setup.
  • Report the IR-analysis findings with the possibilities, limitations and advise.
  • Optional1; Define / design a generic test setup for IR-analysis.
  • Optional2; Build and release the test setup for the Actuator Lab/


Bachelor or Master student in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, hands-on mindset, strong analytical skills, being able to operate within a multi-disciplinary team. Skilled in MATLAB, 3D modelling, preferably with prior experience in imaging processing and thermal FEA simulation.

This is a bachelor graduation or bachelor/master apprentice internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months.

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?