Background: Foldable, thin, light-weight, stackable, high performance – that’s the promise that flexible electronics and integration of highly heterogeneous functional and structural materials holds today. Smart systems featuring ubiquitous intelligence such as wireless sensor networks, micro-aerial vehicles, embedded defense, security and biomedicine chips, environment monitoring and smart textiles are all applications that flexible electronics and heterogeneous integration would make take off. To realize that objectives, advanced very thin film and flexible/conformable electronics and microsystems comprising digital, embedded memories and analogue signal processing, RF circuitry, antennas, sensors, actuators, microfluidics need to be developed. In that context, IEMN develops a flagship research project on flexible electronics featuring two distinctive trademarks: i) high performance multi-Ghz flexible electronics ii) heterogeneous integration of smart materials and functional blocks onto mechanically flexible/stretchable substrates.
Description of work: Within the frame of the LEAF Equipex project, IEMN has acquired advanced laser micromachining systems (multi-wavelength femtosecond and nanosecond) to develop original processes for material structuring compatible with properties of flexibility, conformability and stretchability of plastic substrates. The overall objective is to develop the necessary know-how around these equipments for a wide range of processes (ablation, cutting, scribing, drilling) and materials (semiconconductors, metals, polymers…). The mission naturally covers process optimization and characterization using advanced microscopy capabilities (automated interferometric, SEM, AFM…). The candidate will take an active role in the orientation of other running projects covering interconnects, device and system assembly on flexible/stretchable films. He is also expected to contribute or manage scientific reporting as well as publications.
Duration: 18 months appointment available immediately – start date before 1st January 2014
Salary: ~2350-2500€ gross/month, ~1950-2050€ net/month according to profile
Location: Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie – IEMN, Villeneuve d’Ascq (F)
Requested qualification: Ph.D. in one of the following areas: electrical engineering, microelectronics or micro-nanotechnologies, material science. Knowledge of flexible electronics and/or laser processing techniques would be an advantage.
Contact: Please send a complete CV including publication list and a motivation letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IEMN – UMR-CNRS 8520
Avenue Poincaré BP 60069
VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ CEDEX, 59652 France
Phone : +33 (0)3 20 19 79 16