Team

Director

Josef Weinbub is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of High Performance Simulation in Micro- and Nanoelectronics and an IEEE Senior Member. He obtained the doctoral degree in Computational Microelectronics and the venia docendi (habilitation) in the field of Micro- and Nanoelectronics from the TU 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 founded and now chairs the master’s program Computational Science and Engineering at the TU Wien and is involved with several international scientific conferences in various management and scientific roles. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Electronics and a Principal Investigator of various research projects funded by, e.g., the Austrian Science Fund and the Christian Doppler Research Association. Together with his team he investigates cutting-edge research problems in the area of computational micro- and nanoelectronics.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36053

Administration

Diana Pop was born in Brasov, Romania. 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 administrative manager at the Institute for Microelectronics, where she is in charge of the European and national funded projects and part of the administration of the institute. She joined the HPTCAD team in February 2018 and offers support for financial and organizational topics.

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 is currently employed as project administration support at the Institute for Microelectronics. She joined the HPTCAD team in January 2020 and is supporting the team members with administrative tasks.

Phone: +43-1-58801-36012

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: +43-1-58801-36015

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: +43-1-58801-36018

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