MSc thesis project proposal

Interships (2) at AMS: chemical gas sensors (6M)

Project outside the university

Ams AG is a worldwide player in the semiconductor industry focusing on sensor solutions. Innovation and cutting-edge research are a key element in the company success story. The interns will operate within the Environmental Sensors business line which produces chemical gas sensors for a broad range of applications such as automotive, consumer and industrial applications. The internship will be based at the AMS Sensors UK premises which is located in the Cambridge science hub which is renowned for its technology innovation ecosystem. The two interns will be working on a couple of gas sensor development projects currently in our R&D pipeline.


During the course of the internship, you will have the chance to tackle the above challenge whilst being fully immersed in our R&D team. You will be exposed to a broad range of activities such as the design/ layout of new MEMS/CMOS sensors, testing, electronics development, finite element simulations, preparation, analysis and deposition of sensing materials. You will be fully engaged in the cross-disciplinary work occurring at our R&D department with the aim to turn early-stage ideas into real products.


Electrical engineer internship:
  • Experienced with analog PCB hardware schematic design, layout and de-bugging for sensor drive and readout
  • Familiar with microcontroller programming and de-bugging
  • Previous exposure to the development of GUI interfaces and programming
  • Self-starter and capable of operating with minimum amount of supervision
  • Innovative thinker capable of driving ideas to resolution and solving problems in a timely manner
Materials scientist/physicist/chemist internship:
  • Comfortable with data analysis using software such as Matlab
  • Previous exposure to thick film processes such as ink-jet printing, drop coating or screen printing and the formulation of deposition inks or pastes would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with metal oxide and metal catalyst synthesis would be an asset
  • Self-starter and capable of operating with minimum amount of supervision
  • A highly organized mindset in order to plan, revise and execute experiments in line with key objectives
  • Sharp analytical skills in order to draw significant conclusions from experimental data


prof.dr. Lina Sarro

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2018-01-15