Internship: projection lens health monitoring using machine learning techniques and inline data

Research & Development

Design Engineering

Data Science

Computer Science & Software Engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development, Design Engineering


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Data Science, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Mathematics


Are you a Master student in Data Science or Mathematics with an affinity for data analysis and experience with machine learning? Then this internship assignments could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

For all ASML DUV scanners the performance of the projection lens is measured daily during production. A tremendous amount of data is generated and stored. This data is already used for diagnosis in case of lens issues. However, we do not monitor the data to track the health of the projection lens and raise a flag before an issue occurs.

Job Description

Use the existing database to develop tooling to actively monitor the health of the projection lens and define a method for failure prediction.
To start you will classify known failure modes and show that it is possible to predict these failures reliably and accurately. This can be extended to recognize any type of lens failure and/or abnormality.
The final goal would be to define and present a dashboard that displays the health of the entire installed base population based on the classified failures to showcase the feasibility.


You are a Master student in Data Science or Mathematics with an affinity for data analysis and experience with machine learning. You have good communication skills and you are fluent in English. You are independent and able to think out-of-the-box. Experience with MATLAB is required.

This is an internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 5 months.

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

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. In addition, you’ll 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 software 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.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

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 your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that 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?