Team

Director

Josef Weinbub holds a bacherlor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in microelectronics, and a doctoral degree in technical sciences from the Technische Universität Wien. He was a visiting researcher at the EPCC, University of Edinburgh and at the Device Modelling Group, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK as well as at Silvaco Inc, Santa Clara, CA, USA. He leads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD and investigates cutting-edge research problems in the area of micro- and nanoelectronics, focusing on high performance computational approaches.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36053

Administration

Diana Pop was born in Brasov, Romania, in 1986. She received the bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Transylvania University of Brasov Romania, the master’s degree in remote engineering and the master of arts following the IBM study at FH Kärnten, Austria, in 2009, 2011 and 2016 respectively. From 2009 to 2011 Diana was with IEEE Women in Engineering and in 2009 she was a visiting research engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Diana is currently employed as project manager at the Institute for Microelectronics where she is in charge of the European and national funded projects and part of the administrative topics of the institute. She joined the HPTCAD team in February 2018 and offers support for financial and organizational topics.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36066

Postdoctoral Researchers

Paul Manstetten was born 1984 in Berlin, Germany. He studied Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences Regensburg (Dipl.-Ing.) and Computational Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (MSc.). After three years as an application engineer for optical simulations at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors in Regensburg he joined the Institute for Microelectronics in September 2015 as a project assistant. He is researching high performance numerical approaches for Technology CAD within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36016

PhD Students

Luiz Felipe Aguinsky was born in Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil in 1990. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and a Master’s degree in Simulation Sciences from the RWTH Aachen, Germany. He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in March 2018 as a research assistant. He is researching high performance numerical approaches for Technology CAD within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36057

Christoph Lenz was born in 1988 in Vienna, Austria. He studied Technical Mathematics at the Technische Universität Wien where he received his Bachelor’s degree (2017) and the degree of Diplomingenieur (2019). After finishing his thesis which was written in collaboration with the Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien, he decided to join the research team of the institute, where he is currently working on his doctoral degree. His research interests include high performance algorithms and data structures and he will be working within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36057

Michael Quell was born in 1993 in Vienna, Austria. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Technical Mathematics from the Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) (BSc, 2016; MSc, 2018). After finishing his studies he joined the Institute for Microelectronics in June 2018, where he is currently working on his doctoral degree. He is researching high performance data structures within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36040

Frâncio Souza Berti Rodrigues was born in 1991 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (BSc, 2015). Subsequently, he received his Master’s Degree in Microelectronics Manufacturing from the same university (MSc, 2018). After finishing his studies, he worked in research and development for the packaging industry before joining the Institute for Microelectronics in September 2019. His research interests include advanced modeling of etching and deposition processes and he will be working within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36064

Alexander Scharinger was born in 1982 in Grieskirchen, Austria. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Software & Information Engineering and a Master’s degree in Logic and Computation from TU Wien in 2015 and 2018, respectively. He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in April 2019, where he is currently working on his doctoral degree within the scope of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD. His research interests include efficient algorithms and data structures for surface rate calculations, in particular ray tracing and stochastic sampling methods, for Process TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36031

Alexander Toifl was born in St. Pölten, Austria, in 1993. He studied at the TU Wien where he received the BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering (2016) and the Diplomingenieur degree in Microelectronics and Photonics (2018). He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in August 2018 as a research assistant. Alexander’s scientific interests include computational modeling (post-implantation annealing of GaN and SiC) and high performance numerical approaches (non-planar epitaxy) for process TCAD.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36067