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.
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
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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.
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 email@example.com.