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/Job opportunities/Electrical characterization of superconducting layers as microbumps and TSVs for quantum computers

Electrical characterization of superconducting layers as microbumps and TSVs for quantum computers

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

As master student, you will be involved in electrical measurement of superconducting layers at cryogenic temperatures for quantum computers.

For some applications including quantum computers, aerospace, medical devices like MRI, cyclotrons for high energy physics research and cryogenic oxygen generators, electronic circuits and devices must be operated at very low temperatures. For instance, in quantum computers, to prevent unwanted thermal excitation of the states, qubits must work at temperatures around 20-50mK. These applications strongly push for the development of future (3-5 years from now) microelectronics devices and packages which can work reliable at these low temperatures.

To enable full performance of quantum computers, 3D interconnects using bumps and TSVs are required. In this master thesis, student will work on low temperature electrical measurement systems to characterize the electrical performance of various superconducting layers as microbumps and TSVs. It is the task of master student to down select the best performing layers among several candidates based on the results of electrical tests.  

Type of project: Internship, Combination of internship and thesis, Thesis

Duration: 6 months

Required degree: Master of Engineering Science, Master of Science

Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Jaber Derakhshandeh (

Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.