Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ph D student fellowship in semiconductor device modeling

There is an open call for international fellowships to pursue a Ph D in Spain (the so-called "Becas MAE-AECID" from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation).

We want to get one fellowship for a Ph D student position in the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona , Spain. The subject of the Ph D would be o the development of new techniques of characterization and modeling of nanoscale semiconductor devices, in particular III-V transistors. It will be related to two European projects in which the hosting group participates.

The duration of the grant will be 4 years. The monthly salary will be 1000 Euro/month.

Candidates cannot be Spanish citizens nor residents in Spain. However, it is required that they
have at least a basic knowledge of the Spanish language.

The candidate should have a Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Physics. A good background in Semiconductor Physics, Semiconductor Devices, or Integrated Circuit Design will be highly appreciated.

Applicants must send to my e-mail address (, and by January 17 2010, a CV together with
a copy of the academic certificates indicating the grades obtained for all subjects during their studies.

Tarragona is a medium city (100000 inhabitants) with a pleasant Mediterranean climate and many recreation opportunities (nice beaches, theme parks, nature preserves, mountain hiking, touristic resorts and facilities). It is located 100 km Southwest of Barcelona, and it is very well connected by train, bus, highways and even low cost flights from its own airport.

My research group in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is one of the strongest groups in compact modeling in Europe. We are leading one European project on compact modeling of semiconductor devices (in which a total of 15 European universities and companies participate).

Additional information about the University and the department can be found at: and

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