20 days ago - req32779

Computer Science | Applied Mathematics: Machine learning for predicting chemical reactions

Computer science & software engineering


Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry & materials science


Are you a master student in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Chemical Engineering? Are you looking to do your graduation project in a dynamic and innovative team environment? Do you have good theoretical and applied knowledge of statistical machine learning? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML manufactures high-performance lithography scanners used to produce nano-sized semiconductor transistors. This is achieved thanks to several elements, among which a precise control of the harsh environment under which the scanner operates. We constantly seek improvements in all these elements to enhance scanner performance. In being part of ASML, your task is to push this boundary of accuracy and speed beyond the current status using advanced optimization techniques. Some of these techniques are employed to predict which chemical reactions occur in the ASML scanner during operation. These reactions produce chemicals that can potentially alter the scanner environment and affect its performance. Knowing what will happen allows us to take preventive measures in order to ensure high performance of the scanners throughout their operating life cycle.

Your assignment

The primary goal of your assignment will be to apply statistical machine learning techniques, like Bayesian optimization, Gaussian processes, …, to the prediction of chemical reactions. You are expected to read and understand scientific papers in the domain of machine learning applied to chemical reactivity, use available libraries to new process data and come up with original ideas on how to approach the given problem. In this assignment you will work in a multi-disciplinary team and you will become familiar with a few concepts of chemistry related to this work.

Your profile

  • You a master student close to complete your studies in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • You are looking to do your graduation project and you are available for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months.
  • You have good theoretical and applied knowledge of statistical machine learning (like, Bayesian Optimization, Gaussian Processes, …), since will be needed to perform this internship.
  • You have good communication skills.
  • You are willing to work both in a team and independently.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 28,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an 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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?