link to homepage

Zentralinstitut für Engineering, Elektronik und Analytik (ZEA)

Navigation and service

Advertising division: ZEA-2 - Electronic Systems
Reference number: D134/2017, Electrical engineering, physics

Master thesis: Cryogenic Measurement Setup and CMOS Process Characterization for Quantum Information Processing

The Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA-2 – Electronic Systems) is a scientific technical institute of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH performing research and development projects in cooperation with the institutes of the research center as well as external partners. The focus of our work is electronic and information technology system solutions in sensor and detector technology, signal and data processing as well as measurement techniques. Hereby the preferred approach are silicon-based System-on-Chip (SoC, highly integrated) solutions.

Field of activity:
In future quantum computers, millions of qubits need to be addressed and read out in parallel. This puts very stringent and demanding requirements on the control electronic of the qubits based on classical technologies. On top, solid state or superconducting qubits have to be operated at cryogenic temperatures well below 100 mK, putting a limit on the total power budget of cryogenic control electronics on the order of 1 mW. Within the program, we implement circuits in standard CMOS and investigate their behavior at temperatures around a few Kelvin.

Your task:
Depending on the actual progress of the project there will be different tasks in the field of measuring and characterizing contemporary CMOS process technologies in the cryogenic temperature regime. Please contact us and ask for details about what thesis topics we can offer at a given time. The topics range from acquiring and assembling the cryogenic measurement setup to actually performing the measurements for semiconductor device characterization. You will become an integral part of the design team and take part in the group’s daily business.

Your profile:

  • Electrical engineering or physics background
  • Experience in performing CMOS device characterization is beneficial
  • Experience with electronic laboratory measurement hardware is beneficial
  • Familiarity with integrated circuits and physical design kits is beneficial
  • Hands-on attitude
  • Team spirit

Our offer:

  • Opportunity to closely work together within the team of circuit designers and layouters.
  • Further development of personal strengths in socially balanced working environment

We will support your on-the-job training at the start.

Did we raise your attention and you got curious?
We are looking forward for your application.
For further information please contact:

Britta Hallmann
Zentralinstitut für Engineering, Elektronik und Analytik
ZEA-2: Systeme der Elektronik
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich


Additional Information

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.