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Doctoral student position - Three-Dimensional (3D) Integration of MEMS and Smart Systems
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2019
Title Doctoral student position - Three-Dimensional (3D) Integration of MEMS and Smart Systems
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Nov. 22, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Smart miniaturized systems in demanding applications from biological and medical to power, optical and automotive electronics are based on sensing and actuation by micro- and nanoelectromechancial systems (MEMS/NEMS). The diversification of applications, demand for new functionalities and higher integration density coupled with the requirement of low power consumption provides an opportunity to explore new and innovative integration strategies in the design of MEMS, BioMEMS and MOEMS. This includes the utilization of new materials and interfaces. The research of Electronics Integration and Reliability (EIR) group at Aalto University is focused on different new hybrid and multi-material concepts for smart system integration and their implications on device performance, process integration, stress management and reliability.

Doctoral student position – Three-Dimensional (3D) Integration of MEMS and Smart Systems

We are looking for a doctoral candidate to develop 3D integrated miniaturized smart systems based on wafer stacking technologies. The work is related to projects addressing safe autonomous driving, heterogeneous integration of optical MEMS and silicon-based power solutions. With an innovative combination of wafer bonding, vertical vias and micro-connects, the goal is to develop a highly integrated, micro/nanofabrication based package platform to enable integration of wide variety of heterogeneous technologies including e.g. MEMS, BioMEMS, MOEMS and different IC technologies.


- M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area (e.g. electrical engineering, micro/nanoelectronics, physics or materials science)
- strong analytical and writing skills
- experience or genuine interest on MEMS/NEMS and smart systems
- basic knowledge in micro/nanofabrication processes and/or material characterization methods

We offer

- fixed-term position for 4-year PhD studies
- opportunity to conduct independent research in a cutting-edge infrastructure of Micronova (
- professor supervision and support of a 10-people expert team with in-depth knowledge in advanced micro- and nanofabrication, nanomicroscopy and different modeling tools
- possibility to build international networks within large pan European projects, in which the EIR team is a participant
- multidisciplinary course curriculum of Aalto University
- starting monthly salary of 2518€ with pay raises according to progress in studies and publications
- occupational health care and social security benefits

The appointment is available immediately.

How to apply

To apply, submit the documents indicated below using the online recruitment system, by November 22, 2019. Application materials should be submitted in a single pdf file and in English.

Your application should include the following attachments: a short cover letter stating your motivation on the position, CV, a copy of study records, and names and contact details of 2 references.

Additional information

For additional information in recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen,

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 400 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.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Maarintie 8, Espoo


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