Former Members

Administration

Katharina Zeh holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vienna and completed a course on “Library and Information Science” with a main focus on “Research data management” at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna. She held several positions in student consulting and in program administration for graduate and postgraduate degree programs at the University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. Katharina joined the Institute for Microelectronics as coordinator, administrator, and student advisor for the master’s program Computational Science and Engineering in August 2019 and assisted the HPTCAD team between June 2021 and July 2022.
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Silvia Antoneanu received her Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca in 2015 and is currently attending a course on “Library and Information Studies” at the University of Vienna. Silvia held an administrative position at Lidl Romania and, since moving to Vienna, she has worked at the Library of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and at Bank Austria, where she provided administrative support in data collection. Silvia was employed as project administration support at the Institute for Microelectronics. She joined the CDL for HPTCAD Memory and Logic in January 2020 and was supporting the team members with administrative tasks. Silvia left the the HPTCAD team on November 30th 2020.
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Eva Cvetkovic was born in Trinec, Czech Republic. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Financing from the Private College of Economic Studies Znojmo in 2016. Eva held an office assistant position at the Municipal Office Krhovice from 2008 until 2012 after which she was employed as a receptionist at Westside Soccer Arena in Vienna until 2016. Eva joined the Institute for Microelectronics in January 2021, where she was supporting the team members with administrative tasks. Eva left the Institute for Microelectronics and the HPTCAD team on February 11th 2021.
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Researchers

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 and the HPTCAD team in August 2018 as a research assistant. Alex’s scientific interests included computational modeling (post-implantation annealing of GaN and SiC) and high performance numerical approaches (non-planar epitaxy) for process TCAD.
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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 and the HPTCAD team in June 2018. His research focused on high performance data structures and algorithms.
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Paul Manstetten was born in 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 2015 as a project assistant. After finishing his doctoral studies he continued as a postdoctoral researcher on high performance methods for semiconductor process simulation.
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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. His research interests included efficient algorithms and data structures for surface rate calculations, in particular ray tracing and stochastic sampling methods, for Process TCAD.
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Georgios Diamantopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1988. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete, Greece and a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in January 2016 as a research assistant. He researched high performance numerical approaches for Technology CAD.
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Lukas Gnam was born 1991 in Wr. Neustadt, Austria. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Physics and his Master’s Degree in Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering from the TU Wien in 2014 and 2016, respectively. After finishing his studies he joined the Institute of Microelectronics in April 2016, where he was working on his doctoral degree. His research focus was on high performance parallel mesh generation algorithms.
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Vito Šimonka was born in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, in 1991. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physics from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in August 2015 as a research assistent. His scientific interests included computational modeling for process TCAD, in particular SiC oxidation.
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