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MSc Openings

Thesis projects in our group generally relate to integrated circuits for ultrasound applications (e.g. LNAs, ADCs, beamformers, high-voltage pulsers and switches) or integrated circuits for energy-efficient sensing (e.g. capacitance-to-digital converters, gas sensors). All projects will involve the design, fabrication and testing of a chip. Please contact Michiel Pertijs for further information. Examples include:

  • BLADDERSCAN: The goal of this project is to realize an ASIC for an ultrasonic bladder-monitoring device. The ASIC will include high-voltage pulsers for transmit, and a complete receive signal chain. Key challenge is to minimize power consumption for battery-powered operation.
  • ELEMENTADC: The goal of this project is to develop a custom delta-sigma ADC for digitizing ultrasonic echo signals that is small enough to be integrated underneath an ultrasonic transducer element.
  • ULTRARECORDER: The goal of this project is to design an ASIC that is capable of digitizing the ultrasonic echo signals received by an array of ultrasound transducers and store these signals in a commercial DRAM chip. The ASIC is intended to be used in a wearable ultrasonic monitoring devices.

 

PhD/Post-Doc Openings

The Ultrasound ASICs Group currently has openings for a post-doc position and two PhD positions:

Candidates should have a strong background in analog and mixed-signal CMOS design. Experience with ultrasound, high-voltage circuit design, MEMs, medical applications, and/or multi-disciplinary research is a plus. Candidates should be self-motivated team players with good analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. For the postdoc position, prior tape-out experience, the results of which have been successfully published, is required. For the PhD positions, successful tape-out experience and publications are a strong plus.
Interested candidates should contact Michiel Pertijs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).