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Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our research work.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member of a research group seeking the exploitation of our proprietary laser technology. Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to develop active mode-locked fiber lasers based on our propriety laser technology. Expertise in ultrafast fiber laser assembly and characterization is a must as are good team working and communication skills. Previous work with actively or passively mode-locked fiber lasers and good familiarity with the technological landscape is a plus. You'll get to conduct high quality research with our cutting-edge technology that expands mode-locking fiber laser technology to important new applications. Collaboration with application developers is expected. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in preparing research for commercial exploitation!

RESEARCH GROUP
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

REQUIREMENTS

•    PhD degree in laser physics or related topics is favorable for the position

•    Excellent knowledge of actively mode-locked fiber lasers, characterization and assembly thereof

•    Proven track record in major scientific research

•    Good command of English is necessary

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1 year with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before April 2019 but can be also negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through the "Apply now!" link below and include the following attachments:

•    Application cover letter

•    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades

•    Curriculum Vitae

•    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

•    Research plans for future research

•    References

Application period closes on April 30, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately, please send your application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, [email protected] For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail [email protected]

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Doctoral Candidate in Laser Physics

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Laser Physics

Your goal will be to carry out research in quantum optics. The aim is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting realizable application field in quantum communications.  Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. The chosen student can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding M.Sc. students. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your experience and skills

  • Master degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
  • Good command of English
  • In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University, please check the student information and application criteria

Salary and contract terms
The Doctoral Candidate position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 2470 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before summer 2019, but can be also negotiable.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications if you have), 3) Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree with grades, 4) English language test (if you have), 5) References. Application period closes on February 28, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our "International staff - Information package" pages.

Doctoral Candidate in Multi-physics Analysis and Design of Smart Building Elements

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral candidate in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements

The antennas and propagation group at Aalto University invites you to apply for the doctoral candidate position in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements. The important challenge in a smart city is to realise both energy efficiency and connectivity for buildings and its residents. Typical energy-efficient buildings prevent wireless base-station signals from reaching the inside of a building. Hence ensuring indoor connectivity by outdoor cellular wireless infrastructure requires significant innovations in both wireless infrastructure and building elements. This challenge is even more important as the fifth-generation (5G) broadband wireless networks comes into play to support especially wireless indoor connectivity.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to perform state-of-the-art research on electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications in a group recognized worldwide in 5G research. You will co-design antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings in collaboration with experts from building engineering and material science, both from academy and industry. The multi-physics design and analysis of building elements with embedded antennas and circuits will be performed using Comsol Multiphysics and CST Studio Suite software packages. You will demonstrate the suitability of the novel building elements by fabricating them for electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical and acoustic insulation tests. You will have access to a wide research infrastructure including antenna and circuit fabrication workshops, microwave instruments and antenna chambers. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a high average grade as well as excellent grades from courses on electronics. Those who gained practical experience in microwave circuit design during his/her master’s degree are most welcome for this position. Background and interests in radio communications systems along with experience in radio frequency instrumentation and measurements are assets. Please document all experience in radio frequency designs and measurements in your application.

In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The antennas and propagation group of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized for its 5G research in Europe. We have performed research in radio instrumentation and measurements, radio propagation modeling, and antenna measurement methods for more than twenty years with outstanding outcomes, strong visibility in notable scientific conferences and journals, and a wide network of collaboration around the world. The antennas and propagation group accommodates University Lecturer Dr. Clemens Icheln and four doctoral students as of February 2019. More information about the antennas and propagation group.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link. Please include the following documents in English

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests
  • References

The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Doctoral Candidate in Advanced Energy Solutions

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Advanced Energy Solutions

You will have the opportunity to perform a multidisciplinary theoretical and experimental research on the edge between electronics, radio science, optical science, and electronics. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Reseach topic
The topic is a challenging interdisciplinary research in the field of advanced energy solutions. The target is to create a flexible sheet combining the functionalities of a thin-film solar photovoltaic panel with the advanced wireless power transfer in the radio frequency range. Advanced wireless power transfer means the contactless transfer of the energy from accumulators located on the back side of the sheet to multiple receivers located on the front side. The solar panel harvests the energy of sunlight converting it into electricity and transmits it to the accumulators. Then the sheet can be folded or rolled up and carried to another place where the stored energy is used for feeding an electric generator which transfers the energy across the sheet to several receivers located in arbitrary places of top of the sheet. This transfer is possible due to an array of conductors called metasurface incorporated into our sheet. These conductors combine the operation of a radio frequency metasurface with that of the contact electrodes of a solar panel.

Requirements
Your education implies the sufficiently good knowledge of electrodynamics and you have a Master’s degree in radio science, radio engineering, photonics, physical optics, etc. You are familiar with at least one of commercial computational tools used in applied electrodynamics (HFSS, CST Studio, Comsol Multiphysics etc.) and capable to develop the simulation results using Matlab. The experiences in nanofab and electronic circuits are very welcome. In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The theoretical and applied electromagnetics of complex media research activities combine two closely collaborating groups led by Profs. Konstantin Simovski and Sergei Tretyakov. These groups belong to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland. Our research interests span over a wide range of topics of electromagnetic theory, such as metamaterials and metasurfaces, bi-anisotropic materials, plasmonics, electromagnetics of graphene, nonreciprocal materials, scattering and diffraction. Main application areas of interest include antennas for all frequency ranges, microwave techniques, nanophotonics, solar cells, and thermophotovoltaics. Please see full description of our groups´ research and members in http://meta.aalto.fi/index.html .

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Konstantin Simovski, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link and include the following documents in English

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests
  • References

The call is open until March 11, 2019 but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Engineer (käyttöinsinööri sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun tekniseen tukeen)

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Specialists and other positions

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants. The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for a 

ENGINEER (käyttöinsinööri sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun tekniseen tukeen)

Please see our job call in Finnish http://www.aalto.fi/fi/about/careers/jobs/view/2143/

Interested?
Please contact leader of the Techical Service Team Dr. Kari Stadius for more information: kari.stadius(at)aalto.fi, mobile +358 50 321 8825.

Application period closes on 31.1.2019.

2019 Summer Jobs at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Teaching and research positions

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants. The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments.

The ELE Department is now looking for students for several

SUMMER JOB POSITION

You can apply for one or several of the open positions. Please mark the task codes of the positions you are interested in.


Advanced mobile antennas [Code: MOBANT]
Antennas in your mobile phone suck: they use 90…99% of the microwave energy to heat up you and your device! Join our joyful team to develop revolutionary, highly efficient mobile antennas. We offer you challenging and interesting tasks, which we tailor according to your interests, skills and level of studies.
We look for excellent students on any level of studies.

Further information: Dr. Anu Lehtovuori and Prof. Ville Viikari

Millimeter-wave antennas [Code: MMWANT]
We believe that future millimeter-wave communications and sensing systems will converge technologically and we aim at highly adaptive and integrated antennas suitable for both purposes simultaneously. We develop new antenna concepts in close collaboration with industry and the integrated circuit group in the department. If you want to become a forerunner on future wireless systems, apply now! The tasks include theoretical and numerical analysis, electromagnetic and circuit simulations, prototyping and measurements.
We look for initiative and motivated students on any level of studies.

Further information: Dr. Juha Ala-Laurinaho and Prof. Ville Viikari

Designing antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings [Code: SMART]
Design antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings with us! This work concerns infrastructure antenna systems covering between 0.7 and 40 GHz, along with short-range wave transmission or coupling media that attain small losses. Through full-wave simulations e.g. with CST Studio Suite, we will demonstrate suitable designs of such antennas and media, and if time allows, we will fabricate the best designs for measurements.
Students in Master’s programs with a strong background in microwave engineering may be most suitable for this position, but those with other profiles are also very welcome to apply.

Further information: Prof. Katsuyuki Haneda

Configuring USRPs for radio link and antenna test demo [Code: USRP]
Dig deeper into universal software-defined radio peripherals (USRP)! This work configures transmit waveforms and receiver algorithms on high-end USRPs from National Instruments, to show various demos of antenna arrays and radio links. With the demo system, we also perform measurements for use cases such as cellular mobile and inbody-to-onbody radio links.
Students in Master’s or Bachelor’s programs with experience in USRPs may be most suitable for this position, but those with other profiles are also very welcome to apply.

Further information: Prof. Katsuyuki Haneda

Assisting microwave measurements for antennas and radio propagation [Code: MEAS]
Get hands-on experience with microwave instrumentation and measurements with us! This work includes assisting over-the-air measurements of antennas and radio-wave propagation for next generation wireless communications operating, e.g., at 28 and 60 GHz. You will learn to use various equipment, make technical reports of the measurements and assist in post-processing the measured data with Matlab.
Students in Master’s or Bachelor’s programs with experience in microwave measurements using, e.g., network analyzers, would be most suitable for this position, but those with other profiles are also very welcome to apply.

Further information: Prof. Katsuyuki Haneda

Integrated Circuits for 5G communications [Code: IC_5G]
The work is related to future transceiver IC development. The summer trainee joins our design group and contributes to design of a specific block in a 5G transceiver under guidance of a senior designer. The tasks provide an opportunity to learn industrial-level CAD environment and IC design with nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Detailed work topic will be agreed together, and it can be in any field of mm-wave/RF/analog/mixed-mode/digital IC design.
This position is meant for a Master’s level student, having IC design as major and the aim is that this position will be continued as Master’s thesis worker position during fall. Several positions for M.Sc. students are open.

Further information: Dr. Kari Stadius and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen

 
IC design of digitally assisted auxiliary blocks [Code: IC_aux]
The work is related to 5G wireless IC design. The summer trainee joins our design group and contributes to design of simple auxiliary building blocks needed in various transceiver ICs. The design includes porting the existing IC building blocks to latest nm-scale IC technologies.
The topic suits for a 2nd-3rd year student enthusiastic on electronics design and provides an opportunity to learn industrial-level CAD environment and IC design with nanometer-scale CMOS. Various positions for B.Sc. students are open.

Further information: Dr. Kari Stadius and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen

Automated IC characterization of medical and communication integrated circuits [Code:IC_MEAS]
Are you interested on measurements of integrated circuits with cutting-edge measurement tools? Do you want to know how ICs work and how you can control them with measurement equipment? This work topic provides an opportunity for hands-on level engineering work and familiarizes yourself with electronics measurements. The applications on this topic range from medical to various wireless applications.
Prerequisite for this topic is basic knowledge on MATLAB programming. Positions both for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students are open.

Further information: Dr. Kari Stadius and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen

High-performance photodetectors [Code: 2D-1]
The aim of this summer job is to develop high-performance photodetectors based on nanomaterials such as graphene and other two-dimensional layered materials. The well-planned summer work consists of cleanroom processing, electrical and optical characterization. However, the research content can be tailored to fit with applicant’s research interest and future career plan.  For a student interested in photonics and optoelectronic applications of micro- and nano-technologies.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
Working language is English

Further information: Prof. Zhipei Sun

Ultrafast electro-optic modulators [Code: 2D-2]
The aim of this summer job is to develop ultrafast electro-optic modulators with graphene. The well-planned summer work consists of cleanroom processing, electrical and optical characterization. However, the research content can be tailored to fit with applicant’s research interest and future career plan.  For a student interested in photonics and optoelectronic applications of micro- and nano-technologies.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
Working language is English

Further information: Prof. Zhipei Sun

Ultrafast fiber lasers [Code: 2D-3]
The aim of this summer job is to develop ultrafast (down to femtosecond) fiber lasers with nanomaterials such as graphene and other two-dimensional layered materials. The well-planned summer work consists of laser cavity design and setup, ultrafast optical pulse characterization. However, the research content can be tailored to fit with applicant’s research interest and career plan.  For a student interested in ultrafast lasers.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis or want to move to industrial companies.
Working language is English

Further information: Prof. Zhipei Sun

Nonlinear optics with nanomaterials [Code: 2D-4]
The aim of this summer job is to fundamentally understand the nonlinear optical responses of nanomaterials such as graphene and other two-dimensional layered materials. The well-planned summer work consists of optical experiment setup, linear and nonlinear optical characterization. However, the research content can be tailored to fit with applicant’s research interest.  For a student interested in challenges of understanding fundamentals and physics.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
Working language is English

Further information: Prof. Zhipei Sun

Observations at the Metsähovi Radio Observatory [Code: MRO]
The work consists of carrying out solar and active galaxy observations using Metsähovi Radio Observatory’s radio telescopes, and programming tasks related to astronomical data processing.
The post is especially suitable for students who want to continue in radio astronomy in their studies. Completion of the course Radio Astronomy is required; basics of Python, R, or similar language is recommended. N.B.: car (or similar) is required for reaching Metsähovi during summer.

Further information: Dr. Joni Tammi (Metsähovi), Prof. Anne Lähteenmäki

Metasurfaces for 5G base stations [Code: META1]
The main goal of this project is to find and investigate new means to suppress parasitic interactions in 5G base-stations using metasurfaces or metamaterials. The summer trainee will investigate the physical reasons for parasitic effects, get familiarized with metasurfaces and metamaterials, and study novel approaches for solving electromagnetic compatibility problems in 5G base stations. During this project, he/she will develop analytical understanding of stop-band structures of various types, do numerical simulations, design metasurfaces, and perform measurements (if time allows). The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group with an excellent environment for developing the project (http://meta.aalto.fi/). The work includes strong interactions with Huawei as an industrial partner.
We are looking for a summer trainee with good knowledge in electromagnetic theory and wave propagation. This position is suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master thesis.

Further information: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov, Dr. Ana Díaz-Rubio

Self-oscillating wireless power transfer systems for future consumer electronics devices [Code META2]
This project aims to develop a wireless power transfer (WPT) system for wireless charging of multiple consumer electronics devices. In the proposed new WPT system, multiple transmitting devices are connected to self-oscillating circuits in the form of an array. When a receiving device is placed in close proximity, nearby transmitting devices will be activated optimally to enable wireless charging. The candidate will support the project team on the optimization of the self-oscillating circuit topologies.
The candidate is expected to have a good understanding of electronics, preferably have knowledge of power electronics. Experience in electronics simulation tools (e.g. LTSpice, Simulink) and PCB design tools (Eagle, OrCAD) will be advantageous. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group with an excellent environment for developing the project (http://meta.aalto.fi/).

Further information: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov, Dr. Prasad Jayathurathnage.

Semiconductor nanowires [Code: NW]
III-V semiconductor nanowires show promise as building blocks for future electronics and photonics applications. Fabrication and measurements of nanowire structures is a distinct research direction in the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group. Specifically, development and testing of the effect of varying processing for defining the growth templates on growth of nanowires could be done. For example, comparison of EBL defined hole patterns in a SiO2 vs SiNx growth mask on semiconductor substrates is of high interest. Also optical and electrical modelling of nanowires for solar cells, photodetectors, or LEDs is another possible direction.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
Working language is Finnish and/or English

Further information: Prof. Harri Lipsanen and Dr Nicklas Anttu

Graphene and 2D materials fabrication and device testing [Code: 2D-MAT]
2D materials have the potential to improve functionality of many everyday devices, with 2D material research attracting 1 billion Euros funding from the EU.
You will work with 2D-material researchers to become part of a project involving the growth, optical, electrical, and physical characterisation of graphene and other new 2D materials. There is the possibility of gaining experience working with advanced electrical measurements, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence, atomic force microscopy, as well as the growth of 2D materials. Data analysis or simulations are also a possibility.
Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.

Further information: Prof. Harri Lipsanen or David Mackenzie

Suomi 100 satellite operation support [Code: SUOMI100 -satellite]
This work contains planning and operating of the Suomi 100 –satellite mission (launched in 3.12.2018) together with the Suomi 100 satellite team. The summer trainee will work in Aalto University's ground station hardware and software.

Further information: Prof. Esa Kallio

Radio wave propagation in the ionosphere: Simulations and data analysis [Code: SUOMI100 -radio instrument]
This work can contain either (1) data analysis of the Suomi 100 –satellite’s radio instrument observations and/or (2) interpreting radio instrument observations with Aalto University’s ray tracing simulation.
The work is related to the MF/HF frequency radio instrument on-board Suomi 100 –satellite (launched in 3.12.2018) which will make space weather, geospace and 3D-ionosphere research.

Further information: Prof. Esa Kallio

Design, construction, and testing of quasioptical systems for submillimeter wave and THz research [Code: THZ_QUASI]
This summer job position is open for a Bachelor level students with interests in optics, electromagnetics, and remotet sensing. We are performing research in the areas of satelite remote sensing, imaging radar, and medical diagnostics. These applications present unique optical challenges that must be solved with a combination of ray and wave optics. You gain understanding of aspheric optical elements and perform simple optical simulations of lens/mirror systems. You will use CAD software to layout mounts and optomechanics. Finally, you will build your designed optical systems and evaluate performance and simulation accuracy with submillimeter wave sources and detectors.
Required skills: good programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python).
Working language is Finnish and English

Further information: Prof. Zachary Taylor, Dr. Aleksi Tamminen

THz medical imaging using with photoconductive and RF multiplier sources [Code: THZ_MEDI]
This summer job position is open for a Bachelor level students with interests in optics, signal processing, and medicince. We are building imaging systems for (1) quantitative assessment of cutaneous burn wound severity, and (2) early detection of corneal disease. You will make phatoms targets to and characterize contrasct mechanism sensitivity of photoconductive and RF source based architetures. You perform data analysis and processing of images to help identify areas where we can reduce the volume of acquired data to help speed up acquisition time.
Required skills: good programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python).
Working language is Finnish and English

Further information: Prof. Zachary Taylor, Dr. Aleksi Tamminen

Near-field measurements with DNN-based beamforming arrays [Code: THZ_DNN]
This summer job position is open for a Bachelor-level students who are interested in electromagnetics, antenna measurements, and machine learning. The work is related to research project ADENN, which applies deep neural networks to beamforming arrays at millimetre waves. The position gives an opportunity to be involved with completely new kind of approach to beamforming arrays in telecommunications and imaging. In practice, the work can include near-field antenna measurements as well as developing deep neural networks for interpreting the radiation properties or received information.
Required skills: good programming skills in MATLAB and Python
Working language is Finnish or English

Further information: Dr Aleksi Tamminen

Thermal Test Engineer [Code: TTE]
The position gives opportunity to work with the thermal analysis of Foresail-2 satellite. The work comprises the 3D modelling of Foresail-2 structure and perform thermal modelling using existing tools to analyze thermal behavior of the satellite in orbit. The work requires good understanding of how the thermal resistances change in various materials.
Elementary knowledge on space technology and programming skills are recommended.
Further information: Rizwan Mughal (Prof. Jaan Praks)

Foresail Design Assistant [Code: Foresail]
The position give the opportunity to work on the new solutions to the challenging ADCS design for Foresail-1 and Forsail-2 satellites. As part of the work, you will be designing integrated magnetorquers for ADCS and also prototyping 3D printed tanks for propulsion subsystem. Moreover, you can also be assigned to work on the functional testing of MPPT for EPS subsystem.
Elementary knowledge on space technology and programming skills are recommended.

Further information: Rizwan Mughal (Prof. Jaan Praks)

 
Aalto-3 satellite development engineer [Code: A3-SD]
The position gives opportunity to work with Aalto-3 Student Satellite mission and concentrate on satellite systems integration, debugging and testing.
Basic knowledge in space technology and experience in embedded systems development is recommended. The position provides also an opportunity to closely collaborate with Finnish Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Space and Foresail missions.

Further information: Prof. Jaan Praks

SAR image analysis and processing [Code: SAR]
The position gives opportunity to work with Sentinel-1 SAR satellite data and also with most recent private SAR satellite datasets. The work comprises SAR image preprocessing, dataset manipulations and working with Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
The work requires good programming skills and basic knowledge on microwave remote sensing.

Further information: Dr. Erkki Tomppo (Prof. Jaan Praks)

Electronic component radiation testing for space applications [Code: ECR]
The position gives opportunity to work with electronic component reliability and testing for Aalto Satellite missions and develop new methods for component testing.
The work requires basic knowledge in electronic design, semiconductor physics and good programming skills. The work is carried out as an assistant in the testing team.

Further information: Alexandre Bosser (Prof. Jaan Praks)

High-performance solar cells and optical sensors [Code: SOLAR]
Modern semiconductor devices have revolutionized multiple technologies including electronics, photovoltaics and communication industry. Semiconductor industry is currently making large investments both nationally and globally and is constantly looking for people having deep knowledge in this field. This position gives a great opportunity for developing the necessary skills for such positions. More specifically, in this position you will be part of the team that develops new semiconductor processes for better performance in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells. The development work involves nanostructure formation, thin film depositions including ALD as well as metal contact formation. The work includes a combination of cleanroom processing, electrical and optical characterization – as well as simulations related to statistical physics if they fit to the applicant’s background. In general the exact content can be tailored based on applicant’s own interest.
The position is suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/Doctoral thesis but also Bachelor level students are welcome to apply.

Further information: Prof. Hele Savin

Summer job position of the Micro and Quantum Systems (MQS) group

Implementation, analysis and design of quantum algorithms [Code: MQS-1]
Position open for a master student from the schools of electrical engineering or applied physics.
Quantum computers have been theoretically demonstrated to be far more efficient than normal "classical" computers in certain important tasks, such as list sorting and prime factorization of large numbers. At the same time, real quantum computers are already entering the market for practical applications. Quantum computers will most likely revolutionize computing in the coming decades. Now is the time to get on board!
Quantum algorithms are programs, which run on a quantum computer. It is still quite poorly understood why quantum computers perform on some tasks so much better than their classical cousins. Our task is therefore to implement and analyse several key quantum algorithms, to take them apart and try to understand better what makes them tick. We will use the quantum development kit recently released by Microsoft. If we are smart enough, this may also help us come up with new useful quantum algorithms.
Know-how in quantum computing will be a great asset in the future IT industry. The work can also be extended to a Master's thesis.

Learning algorithms for neural networks [Code: MQS-2]
The main aim of this work is to study and generate learning algorithms for neural-network topologies where the standard backpropagation method is not well suited. The work requires good mathematical and programming skills.

Fabrication and characterization of semiconductor-based materials for renewable hydrogen production by photoelectrochemical water splitting [Code: MQS-3]
Position open for a master student from the schools of electrical engineering, applied physics or chemistry.
Thin films of III-V semiconductors and catalyst nanoparticles are well known to generate hydrogen from solar-based water-splitting, and the current focus is on improving the efficiency and the durability of these materials. The student will be involved in the fabrication and processing of the materials, and in their characterization by using a photoelectrochemical system. The position includes hands-on experimental work in a laboratory and in a cleanroom environment. The work can also be extended into a master's thesis.

Carbon- and graphene-based materials for renewable energy generation and thermoelectric applications [Code: MQS-4]
Position open for a master student from the schools of electrical engineering or applied physics.
Carbon-based ink materials and carbon-black have been demonstrated to be able to generate electrical energy when water is evaporating from their surface, opening a roadmap to green and renewable energy generation. The student will work on said ink, assisting in developing new fabrication techniques, in characterizing the material, and in designing a demonstrative system to pair with the generator.
The position includes hands-on experimental work in a laboratory and in a cleanroom environment. The work can be extended into a master's thesis.

Plasmonic nanostructure fabrication and optical characterization [Code: MQS-5]
Position open for a master student from the schools of electrical engineering or applied physics.
The work focuses on the fabrication of noble metal nanostructures and the assessment of surface plasmon resonance by characterizing the fluorescence enhancement on dye molecules deposited on the nanostructure.
The position can include hands-on work in Laser laboratories and in a cleanroom environment, and/or modeling and simulations, and can be extended into a master's thesis.

Creating a model and control system to perform process development and decision making [Code:MQS-6]
By taking as an input measurement data and by pre-determined targets optimize the physical behaviour or development of the system.
Requires some interests towards algorithms (for example those resembling machine learning).

Further information on all the MQS positions: Prof. Ilkka Tittonen

MMIC Transceiver Front-End Design [Code: MMIC]
This work is related to MMIC transceiver front-end design for wideband communications. The trainee designs a specific functional block. The topic suits for a student enthusiastic on MMIC design.

Further information: M.Sc. Raju Ahamed, Prof. Kari Halonen 

Integrated high-efficiency power management circuitry [Code: IC_POWER]
The trainee designs an integrated power management circuitry for an ultra-low power sensor node. You will adapt an existing design to a modern CMOS process and extend it. You will learn analog and mixed-mode design skills such as amplifier and switched-capacitor circuit design.

Further information: M.Sc. Tuomas Haapala, Prof. Halonen

Integrated low-power digital blocks [Code: IC_DIGI]
The trainee designs digital auxiliary circuitry for an ultra-low power sensor node. The target blocks may include a programming interface or a digital signal processor. This position is for a Master student with a major in IC Design who will extend her/his work to a Master’s thesis.

Further information: M.Sc. Tuomas Haapala, Prof. Halonen

Energy-autonomous sensor node prototype [Code: IC_PROTO]
The trainee builds a measurement PCB / demonstrative prototype upon an ultra-low power sensor node SoC designed by the research group. This position is for a Master student who will extend her/his work to a Master’s thesis.

Further information: M.Sc. Tuomas Haapala, Prof. Halonen

 
HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents:
• cv
• study records

Please mark the task codes of the positions you are interested in under the “Further information on the positions that you are interested in” question. Prioritize your choices with numbers; 1.) code for your first choice, 2.) code for your second choice, et.
Application period closes on February 11, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately.

 
In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.



We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in millimeter-wave integrated circuits (IC) and systems design. The emerging field of MMICs is developing rapidly, due to developments in IC technology, creating and opening up a lot of new possibilities in the development of 5G broadband communication, including wireless sensors and mm-radars for various commercial, industrial, medical, security and also current environmental applications.

Job description
In this position, you have an opportunity to participate in world class research in millimeter-wave integrated circuits design. You will contribute to in state of the art level, industry driven MMICs research projects for applications in e.g. 5G broadband communication, wireless sensors, mm-radars (commercial, industrial, medical, security, environmental). You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS and BICMOS technologies (participating in several MPW runs annually). You will have access to world class design and measurement facilities (see e.g. Millilab). Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools; please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
 
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Kari Halonen and Jussi Ryynänen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit's research.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start in the spring of 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Kari Halonen, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English
• Application letter
• Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
• Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
• Brief description of your research interests
• References

The call is open until March 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Doctoral Candidate in Photonics

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Photonics

Your goal will be to study optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Photonics research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. students.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group, led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, 2D materials) for photonics and optoelectronic applications. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe. Details of the research publications can be found via this link.

Your experience and skills
•    Master degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
•    Good command of English is necessary (please see the language requirements for Doctoral programme).

Salary and contract terms
The Doctoral Candidate position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 2440 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before summer 2019, but can be also negotiable.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications if you have), 3) Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree with grades, 4) Research Statement describing your Master thesis project (and your research plan if you have), 5) English language test (if you have), 6) References. Application period closes on January 31, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our "International staff - Information package" pages.

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