Image sensors are being used in a wide range of applications from consumer electronics to automotive industries. While silicon has dominated the market by now, there are wavelength regions outside the visible spectrum where novel materials show much better absorption characteristics. Thin-film materials are a promising alternative for imaging as they can be monolithically integrated directly on top of a CMOS pixel read-out. Such an integration allows to manufacture high resolution image sensors at lower cost compared to the resolution-limited III-V based sensors. At IMEC, compact infrared sensors are being developed, which use the concept of stacked photoactive layers to enable image sensors with unprecedented performance figures.
Imec is encouraging enthusiastic internship students to explore pixel design for thin-film technology based image sensors, aiming to improve resolution and image quality. You, as a student, will contribute to the pixel design and simulation as well as the characterization of fabricated samples in a lab environment. Together with the technology experts from the thin-film processing group, you will have the opportunity to investigate on pixels with various thin-film materials integrated on top of CMOS read-out, such as quantum dots (QD) or organic polymers. You will be asked to report on the results and present your progress to the group, and be part of a world-class pixel design and thin-film electronics group.
Type of project: Internship; Combination of internship and thesis
Duration: 6 months
Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology
Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering
Supervising scientist: For further information or for application, please contact Jiwon Lee (Jiwon.Lee@imec.be).
Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.