Two New PhD Positions Available

We are offering two new PhD student / Research Assistant positions (3 years, 40 hours/week) to recent master’s graduates (or soon to be) who want to pursue a career in computational science and engineering. The research is conducted in close collaboration with SILVACO, which co-finances the Laboratory. Application is now open and remain so until it is filled. The actual start date can be negotiated. More information:

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Update January 14, 2019

Successful Dissertation Defense

On November, 5th our team member Vito Simonka defended his dissertation “Thermal Oxidation and Dopant Activation of Silicon Carbide” with distinction. Because of the successful cooperation, Vito has joined Silvaco’s team starting November 1st, located at Silvaco’s office in Vienna.

Special thanks go to the defense committee: his supervisor, Prof. Dr. Siegfried Selberherr and to the external reviewers: Prof. Dr. Yasuto Hijikata from Saitama University, Japan and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid from TU Wien, Austria.

Congratulations, Vito!

TU Wien Faculty Prize 2018

Alexander Toifl was awarded the faculty’s prize (“Fakultätspreis”) by the dean of the faculty Univ.Prof. Rupp and the dean of academic affairs Univ.Prof. Strasser on Fri 21, 2018. The ceremony took place at the annual “Fakultätsfest”, where Alexander was presenting his master’s thesis “Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Annealing of Implanted GaN and SiC”. The faculty’s prize honors outstanding master’s and PhD theses that are presented at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Congratulations,  Alexander!

New Team Member Alexander

Alexander Toifl starts today as a doctoral student in the HPTCAD team and will investigate high performance modeling and simulation approaches for non-planar epitaxy. Alexander studied electrical engineering at the TU Wien and defended his Master’s thesis on “Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Annealing of Implanted GaN and SiC” (supervised by Vito) in June 2018. Welcome to our team, Alex!


Successful Dissertation Defense

On June, 28th our team member Paul Manstetten defended his dissertation “Efficient Flux Calculations for Topography Simulation” with distinction. He will continue his research within the team as a postdoctoral researcher.

Special thanks go to the defence committee: his supervisor, Prof. Siegfried Selberherr, the committee chair, Prof. Ulrich Schmid and last but not least the external reviewers: PD Dr. Harald Köstler from FAU Erlangen-Nürenberg, Germany and Prof. Michael Wimmer from TU Wien, Austria.

Congratulations, Paul!

Papers Accepted in JPC A and in IEEE TED

Our papers, both spearheaded by Vito, “ReaxFF Reactive Molecular Dynamics Study of Orientation Dependence of Initial Silicon Carbide Oxidation” and “Empirical Model for Electrical Activation of Aluminum- and Boron-Implanted Silicon Carbide” have been accepted for publication in  the Journal of Physical Chemistry A and in the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, respectively.