30+ days ago - req9448

Internship: Compare bonding properties of current Cr(VI) coatings with those of new coatings

Chemistry & Material science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)

Job Category

Chemistry & Material science


You are a student at a vocational or trade school, or a student at an applied university in lab work, chemistry, or a related discipline. You have some laboratory experience, and you can communicate and write in English.

Job Mission

ASML uses all kinds of different materials in the various modules and machines. One of the tasks within the Construction materials, corrosion and bonding group is to provide reliable (material) properties of adhesives to designers to enable them to design adhesive bonds. Within the group, we have several test setups to analyze the properties of these materials. In order to get a reliable outcome of tests, they have to be repeated in a precise manner multiple times.

Job Description

Over time, coatings and materials become available but are also discontinued, because of legislation (REACH, RoHS, etc.) or other commercial reasons. One of the surface treatments that is expected to be replaced in the near future are the Cr(VI)-based treatments. These are currently used on, for instance, bolts and inserts.
During this internship, you will focus on comparing properties of adhesives on the original Cr(VI)-based surface treatment with the new surface treatment.

We expect you to:
• Make a metallurgic comparison of the old and new surface treatment
• Compare the strength of different adhesives on test parts with both coatings on different substrates
• Combine the outcome of these tests to make a statement whether the new surface treatment is equal or better than the current surface treatment from a technical point of view, but also with regard to potential future legislation changes (e.g.within RoHS, REACH)


You are a student at a vocational or trade school, or a student at an applied university in lab work, chemistry, or a related discipline. You have some experience with working in a laboratory environment. You have good communication and reporting skills. You can communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. As the results will be used for designing, it is important that you are able to work precisely according to standardized test protocols.

This is an apprentice internship for 3-5 days a week with a minimum duration of 4-6 months. The preferred starting date is September 2019.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?