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Physics Graduation Internship: Reduce Image Sensor Damage


Optical engineering

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering, Chemistry & materials science


Are you a final year Master student in Physics or Optical surface and Photochemistry? Then this graduation assignment could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

Within the DUV Image Sensors D&E team we develop image sensors that are a key part of the lithography system that ASML produces and develops, the quality of them is vital for the correct functioning of the systems as well as to ensure the achievement of the system performance specs.

Transporting, handlingand assembling of this sensitive parts is a risky task and unfortunately sometimes the top plate of the mentioned sensors get scratched, damaged or broken, this compromises the functionality of the sensors.

In order to reduce the risk of damage them, we would like to challenge an student that could come up with proposal to be applied in the current supply chain and reduce the damaged sensors. In the past there was an internal initiative of using a protective film that could be helpful but its feasibility was still not proven.

Job Description

- Come up with a proposal to Image Sensors Architects, Supplier Quality Engineersandthe Supplier itself to protectsensors from scratches and damages.
- Qualify the proposal in the Cleanroom with real sensors and realistic testcases, and ensure that sensors’ functionality isnot compromised.
- Roll out the solution in the Image Sensors Supplier of ASML as well as at ASML Factory and Field.


- You are a final year Master student in Physics or Optical surface and Photochemistry.
- Knowledge of thin films are preferred.
- You are a flexible and committed team player with a pragmatic attitude, result orientation and an analytical view.
- You have excellent command of the English language.

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