Data Science | Applied Mathematics Internship: Improving metrology calibration models

Published December 17, 2022
Location Veldhoven, Netherlands
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  



Are you a student in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics or Data Science? Do you have experience with programming in MATLAB? Are you ready to take on a technical challenge? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML manufactures complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. These lithography machines contain a lot of powerful mechatronic modules. Metrology orchestrates the behavior of all these modules such that together they achieve an extraordinary combination of speed and accuracy. Advanced metrology systems are used to measure and compensate for sub-nanometer inaccuracies that inevitably creep in due to material imperfections, temperature fluctuations, atmospheric pressure changes or drift of modules.

Your assignment

Large part of the activities in the metrology department concern (customer) data analysis and modeling. We own a large number of (physical) models, and they each aim to calibrate certain parts of the of the scanner behavior. The calibration results are used to set the actuators in the optimum state for each exposure in order to achieve excellent overlay and focus performance.

As an intern, you will be challenged to improve one of these models, such that it will better describe the physical effects or drifts. To this end, existing measurement data and calibration results are available. It is expected that the new model will be developed and tested in MATLAB, and results shared in a knowledge transfer document and a presentation.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for thins internship, you:

  • are a student in Applied mathematics, Applied Physics or Data Science;
  • have experience in MATLAB programming or Python;
  • have great analytical and communication skills in English, both written and verbally.

This is an apprentice internship for bachelor and master students, with a minimum duration of 4 months, 3 days per week, starting in April 2023.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €600 (plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country – or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?