15 days ago - req24042

Material Science Graduation Internship: Investigation on E-beam weldability of a high strength steel

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Mechanical engineering


Are you a Master student with a strong interest in Material Science? Do you have a good understanding of Welding & Metals? Then this graduation project could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

The high strength steels are widely used in construction of a lithography machine (chip making machine). One of the mainly used high strength steels is Stavax ESR.

The weldability of high strength steels are limited due to their final microstructure and mechanical properties after welding. The aim of this assignment is to improve the E-beam weldability of this steel with understanding the effects of various heat treatments and welding parameters on the microstructure of the welds.

Job Description

In this assignment, you will study the E-beam weldability of Stavax ESR and the underlying mechanisms that influence the microstructure and mechanical properties.
The study will include microstructural investigation of welded and heat treated Stavax material. Various E-beam welding parameters and different heat treatment approaches will be followed to optimize the final welds.

The results will contribute to a better understanding of the
metallurgical phenomena in E-beam welding of Stavax ESR and eventually improving its weldability.

The study would include understanding the weld nugget, heat affected zone and base material microstructure in different welded samples and investigation on the effects of heat treatments before and after welding on the weld properties.

The microstructural analysis of various welded and heat treated specimens will be performed using optical microscopy and SEM/EDX. Mechanical properties can be evaluated with hardness measurement and tensile testing.


• You are a Master student in Material Science, Mechanics of Materials or something related.
• You are looking for a Master graduation project.
• Project experience in Metals & Welding is preferred.
• You are a team worker and have a pro-active attitude.
• The English language is required.

This is a Master graduation internship for minimum 6 months with a start date as of August 2021.

To be eligible for this internship you need to be enrolled as a student during the full length 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?