Summer Jobs at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering - Aalto University, Finland

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) at the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology. ELE Department has 19 Professors and over 160 employees. The department web pages introduce the research groups and their work, as well as the latest news of the department.

OPEN SUMMER JOB POSITIONS

The ELE Department welcomes applications from students to summer job positions. Summer job positions are open in the following subjects (please note, there will be more subjects coming up during the next week).

RFIC for 5G communications [code: IC_RF]
• The work is related to 5G transceiver IC development.
• The summer trainee joins our design group and contributes to design of a specific block in the transceiver under guidance of a senior designer. Detailed focus will be agreed together it can be RF, analog or mixed mode design.
• The topic suits for a student enthusiastic on IC design and provides an opportunity to exploit industrial-level CAD environment and nanometer scale CMOS.
• Further information: Dr. Kari Stadius and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen
 
Automated IC characterization [code: IC_MEAS]  
• Are you expert on MATLAB coding or would you like to learn how to program FPGA cards using VHDL? 
• The work is related to automation of measurement routines and provides an opportunity for hands-on level engineering work.
• Further information: Dr. Kari Stadius and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen
 
Measurement and desing for a neural recording device [code: IC_MED]  
• Are you interested in measuring bioelectrical signals (EEG EMG)? 
• If you have solid background in VHDL and MATLAB coding, this is for you. The work consists of design of the measurement environment and measurement routines for a biomedical IC for neural signal acquisition.
• Further information: D. Sc. Marko Kosunen and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen
 
Circuit design for biomedical ICs [Code: IC_BIOFE]
• Are you interested in MATLAB and VHDL coding and analog IC design? 
• The position consists of circuit design tasks of biomedical signal (EEG, EMG) acquisition circuit. Contents can be adjusted based on your interests. 
• Further information: D. Sc. Marko Kosunen and Prof. Jussi Ryynänen
 
Aalto-1 satellite operation support [code: Aalto-1]
• Helping with Aalto-1 satellite mission and operations during the summer in Aalto-1 team
• Work at Aalto-1 ground station
• Development of Aalto-1 ground station hardware and software
• Recommended skills: Radio amateur license and background recommended, Python, RF technology
• Further information: Prof. Jaan Praks
 
Development and measurements with SDR based radar system [code: MicrowaveEO]
• In this work the trainee will work with software defined radio (SDR) based radar system and develops measurement setup for forest measurements, possibly with UAV platform
• The work includes signal analysis, data collection and analysis calibration of the system and measurement setup development
• Recommended skills: RF design, microcontrollers, Matlab, signal processing.
• Further information: Prof. Jaan Praks
 
5G base station antenna [code: 5GANT1]
• Developing a millimetre-wave antenna for a 5G base station.
• The summer trainee designs the antenna or a specific part for the antenna and verifies its operation by electromagnetic simulations.
• Suitable for students who want to write a candidate thesis or carry out a special assignment
• Further information: Prof. Ville Viikari
 
5G antenna for a mobile device [code: 5GANT2]
• Developing a millimetre-wave antenna for a 5G mobile device.
• The summer trainee designs the antenna and verifies its operations by electromagnatic simulations
• Suitable for students who want to write candidate thesis or carry out a special assignment
• Further information: Prof Ville Viikari

Energy Band Diagram of a Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cell [code: PHOTO1]
• Simulating the Energy Band diagram of a Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cell with MATLAB and/or COMSOL Multiphysics
• The student is expected to reproduce the results in the following article:
Calculation of the Energy Band Diagram of a Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cell
Peter Cendula, S. David Tilley, Sixto Gimenez, Juan Bisquert, Matthias Schmid, Michael Grätzel, and Jürgen O. Schumacher
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014 118 (51), 29599-29607
DOI: 10.1021/jp509719d
• Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
• Required skills: Basics of semiconductors and solid state physics, and MATLAB programming. Experience in numerical simulation methods and knowledge of electrochemistry are advantageous.
• Working language is English.
• Further information: Prof. Ilkka Tittonen

Photo-electrochemical Deposition of Platinum on TiO2 [code: PHOTO2]
• Development of a photoelectrochemical deposition method of platinum on titanium dioxide thin films
• Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/doctoral thesis.
• Laboratory experience and knowledge of electrochemistry and microfabrication are advantageous.
• Working language is Finnish or English.
• Further information: Prof. Ilkka Tittonen

RF assembly and measurements for two antenna arrays [code: ARRAY]
• Array #1: integration of phase shifters with an antenna array, operating at 28 GHz for mobile communications
• Array #2: fabrication of electrically very small magnetic loop antenna array at 433 MHz for in-body wireless capsule endoscope
• Assembly of antenna array and phase shifters (array #1), fabrication of the antenna (array#2) and their matching and radiation measurements (arrays #1 and #2)
• Hands-on works on RF assembly and measurements of antenna arrays
• Further information: Prof. Katsuyuki Haneda

Black silicon for high-performance solar cells [Code: BLACK]
• The general goal is to utilize nanotechnology to improve the performance of semiconductor devices. The exact content can be tailored based on applicant’s background and interest.
• The work includes a combination of cleanroom processing, electrical and optical characterization as well as result analysis. Simulations can be included dependent on the applicant’s own interest.
• Fluent English is considered as an advantage since the work includes also interaction with foreign companies.
• Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master/Doctoral thesis.
• Further information: Prof. Hele Savin

Planar shadow-free metasurfaces (arrays of small antennas) suitable for PCB technology [Code: META1]
• Experimental verification of three different metasurfaces in anechoic chamber, measurement data analysis, and subsequent finalizing the results in a report/scientific publication (see “Concept of multi-functional cascaded metasurfaces” and "Absorbing metasurfaces" at meta.aalto.fi)
• Suitable for highly motivated students who want to carry out a special assignment, learn new measurement techniques, and possibly continue to Master’s thesis
• Required skills: Good knowledge of electromagnetics (BSc level + 1 year of Master program). Working language is English.
• Further information - Prof. Sergei Tretyakov

Experimental testing of a new method of wireless power transfer [Code: META2]
• The goal is to experimentally realize a wireless power delivery prototype where the whole system is a single microwave power generator, so that the free-space coupling is a part of the generator feed-back circuit. The work will include design, realization, and testing a suitable self-oscillating circuit and subsequent finalizing the results as a report/scientific publication.
• Suitable for highly motivated students who love electronics and possibly want to carry out a special assignment and continue to Master’s thesis
• Required skills: Radio engineering (BSc level). Working language is English.
• Further information - Profs. Sergei Tretyakov and Konstantin Simovski

Antennas and antenna measurements at millimetre-wave frequencies [code: MM_ANT]
• The summer trainee studies mm-wave antennas which are suitable for beam steering 
• The work includes electromagnetic simulations and experimental characterisation of antennas using a planar near-field scanner for high-gain antennas and a probe station for small, on-wafer antennas
• Suitable for students who want to write a candidate thesis or carry out a special assignment
• Further information: Dr. Juha Ala-Laurinaho

Very long baseline interferometry measurements of astrophysical jets [Code:VLBI]

• Processing and analysis of very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) data taken with radio telescope arrays. The work is related to a research project on the physics of black hole –powered astrophysical jets.
• The student will test a new pipeline processing of VLBI data and carry out analysis on calibrated data sets.
• Required skills: Familiarity with radio astronomy (e.g., completed the course Radio Astronomy), programming with high-level scripting languages like Python or Perl. Knowledge of interferometry is an advantage.
• Further information: Dr. Tuomas Savolainen (tuomas.k.savolainen@aalto.fi)


Observations at the Metsähovi Radio Observatory [Code: MRO]
• Solar and active galaxy observations using Metsähovi Radio Observatory’s radio telescopes. Programming tasks related to astronomical data processing.
• Suitable for students who want to specialize in astronomy in their studies.
• Required skills: the course Radio Astronomy or similar skills. Basics of Python, R, Perl, or C/C++.
• Special requirements: Car (or similar) is required for reaching Metsähovi during summer.
• Further information: Dr. Joni Tammi (Metsähovi), Prof. Anne Lähteenmäki

More subjects coming up!

HOW TO APPLY

Apply through the link “Apply for this job” below and include the following attachments:

  • CV
  • Study records

Please mark the task codes of the positions you are interested in on your application.

Deadline for applications is 15 February 2017 but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. 

MORE INFORMATION

Contact information of the Department personnel is located at http://ele.aalto.fi/en/contact/ele_faculty/

Questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Mirjam Lappalainen, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

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