PhD Position "Development of a hybrid Si-CMOS/IGZO technology platform" (ref. BAP-2023-223)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2023

12 May 2023
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KU Leuven
Research Field

Engineering » Electronic engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

31 May 2023 - 20:13 (Africa/Abidjan)
Type of Contract

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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology organises bachelor and master degrees in Engineering Technology on six campuses across Flanders, Belgium. This vacancy is situated in the research group Emerging Technologies, Systems & Security at campus Diepenbeek. Prof. Kris Myny has just been awarded a prestigious and exciting ERC Consolidator Project ORISON to develop a novel scalable toolbox on top of Si CMOS chip technologies for research activities in ultralow power circuit design, high-voltage interfacing and low-area pixel concepts. Main applications are ultralow power ICs for battery-free wearable electronics, novel AR/VR and MEMS pixel engines and Robotics interface electronics.

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The ambition of this PhD topic is to elaborate several concepts towards the development of a monolithic Si CMOS and Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide (IGZO) technology. You will create virtual design libraries for system-technology co-optimization research activities, to evaluate those concepts for different application fields. As those technologies will be manufactured in foundries and technology houses, you will spend part of your time at those foundries to study and overcome the integration challenges. You will make designs and layouts of small circuits and libraries for multi-technology tape outs, both for Si CMOS and Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide. You will also be responsible for the characterization of your newly developed devices and concepts, which can occur at the campus Diepenbeek. 

  • You have a master’s degree in electrical engineering science or electrical engineering technology. 
  • You have good basic knowledge and hands-on experience in digital electronics and/or mixed-signal electronics and have keen interest in technology-aware design activities.
  • You have good knowledge of the physics of Si CMOS devices. 
  • You have good basic VLSI IC design knowledge, and Cadence has no secrets to you.
  • You can work independently and pro-actively, well-organized, accurate and stress resistant. 
  • You are analytical, flexible, result-oriented, customer and market oriented. 
  • You are an enthusiastic and enterprising team player with innovative ideas that searches for improvements, experiments with new concepts and solves problems in a creative and clear manner. 
  • You want to dedicate yourself to spreading the mission and values of the faculty: you are open to other cultures and world views and you are motivated to work internationally.


The successful candidate will be offered with a PhD fellowship to become part of our team to work towards a PhD. This full-time mandate is initially limited to 1 year contract with a possible extension depending on the performance of the candidate as well as competitive financing successes. The final goal will be obtaining a PhD after 4 years.



For more information please contact Prof. dr. ing. Kris Myny, tel.: +32 11 75 17 31, mail: .

You can apply for this job no later than May 31, 2023 via the online application tool

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Research Field
Engineering » Electronic engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

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KU Leuven
Postal Code
Parijsstraat 72b

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