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Physics | Mechanical Engineering Internship: Investigate Noise Suppression


Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Mechanical engineering, Mathematics


Are you a master student with an educational background in Physics, Applied Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering? Do you have affinity with physics modeling/control theory? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Life of ASML’s machines begin after they leave their birthplace in Veldhoven. They are subjected to workload and elements around. Their precision is so high that changes the performance that can be observed just after several days of work. Department MX DE EXP E Image Setup & Drift (Control) is responsible for controlling the state and performance of ASML’s EUV systems and ultimately to keep their precision over the lifetime.

Your assignment

In ASML EUV lithography systems, any data that is used to calibrate lithography systems contains noise. This noise has different nature and is coming from different sources: expose, wafer process, measurements, etc. Data denoising is an essential part of lithography systems calibration. The impact of the noise on system’s calibration shall be understood and taken into account. Within the metrology department, we design control strategies to cope with this challenge. Aspects of system control,physics modeling and understanding of the physical processes are essential ingredients in the design of those strategies.

Based on this during the internship you are expected to:

  • Investigate possibility of the noise suppression in Raw Metrology Data (from direct wafer measurements) used for Drift Control;
  • Develop the strategy to quantify amount of the noise in the input data, its characteristics and algorithms to filter out part of the noise.

Your profile

  • You are a master student with an educational background in Physics, Applied Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering;
  • You are looking to do your graduation project or want to gain work experience;
  • You have knowledge in image and/or signal processing;
  • You have affinity with physics modeling/control theory;
  • Knowledge of MATLAB is highly required;
  • You are available to do an internship for 2-4 days a week with a duration of 3-6 months.

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

Other information

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 29,000 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?