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Postdoctoral Researcher – Material mechanics modelling of MEMS
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Researcher – Material mechanics modelling of MEMS
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Sep. 15, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Smart miniaturized systems in demanding applications from medical and wearable to power, optical and automotive electronics are based on sensing and actuation by micro- and nanoelectromechancial systems (MEMS/NEMS). While currently MEMS functional elements are made of silicon, the diversification of applications, low power consumption and higher integration density demand utilization of new materials in MEMS. The research of Electronics Integration and Reliability group is focused on piezoelectric materials for MEMS/NEMS and three-dimensional (3D) integration of sensor systems including thin wafer stacking of MEMS devices, high performance logic and RF components.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Material mechanics modelling of MEMS

We are looking to fill a postdoctoral researcher position to support the research on MEMS materials and integration by using multiscale FEM simulation and other computational tools. Our goal is to gain an in-depth understanding how multilayer membranes and other ultrathin material stacks deform during manufacturing, how microstructure and crystal growth influence the residual stresses and functional performance of sensor systems, and what are their implications on long term reliability. Your task is to provide theoretical modelling both by using existing FEM modeling methods, and developing new computational approaches combining atomistic and continuum models for stress analysis.

- doctoral degree with a strong background in material mechanics in relevant electronic materials
- expertise with computational engineering tools for stress and strain analysis of complex structures, material models and multiscale modeling methods
- good knowledge in MEMS and semiconductor technologies

We offer
- fixed-term position for 3-years (1 + 2 years contract)
- possibility to participate in already funded public-private-partnership projects and network with major European industrial and academic project partners
- opportunity to conduct independent academic research and contribute to new research funding applications
- co-operation with a 10-people expert team with in-depth knowledge in advanced micro- and nanofabrication to test and validate modeling results
- possibility to co-advise graduate students
- annual starting salary of 45,600 €
- occupational health care and social security benefits

The appointment is available immediately.

How to apply

To apply, submit the documents indicated below using the on-line recruitment system by September 15th, 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, CV, a copy of study records, list of publications 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.

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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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