Internship Power Semiconductor Modules Packaging & Materials

ABB Corporate Research, in close collaboration with varied ABB business areas, is developing the foundations for the next generation of ABB products. In Switzerland, ABB Corporate Research, located in the proximity of Zurich, employs 200 scientists from over 40 countries with expertise in automation and power technologies for manufacturing, consumer and process industries as well as power utilities.


Our Corporate Research unit is currently offering students the chance to join the Power Electronics Packaging team for a six-month internship from 2018, onward. The team's work is centered around increasing the efficiency and reliability of electrical power transmission and conversion. You will be given the opportunity to contribute to projects aimed at improving ABB’s power semiconductor modules by developing novel semiconductor packaging technologies and by supporting our business partners with packaging concepts, joining technologies, and packaging materials for power semiconductor modules. We look forward to hearing from you. Apply now!



- Support materials research and technology development relating to power electronic modules packaging

- Conduct applied research using various bonding techniques and materials characterization methods, cross sectioning, X-ray, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM)

- Perform experiments, in addition to evaluating and interpreting experimental results

- Contribute to process and materials optimization based on experimental results

- Help to prepare CAD drawings and conduct data analysis (Matlab)

- Perform thermal and thermomechanical modeling using commercial simulation tools (COMSOL)



- Currently enrolled in a degree program in mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, or a related subject (advanced B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree); official enrollment essential

- Experience in laboratory work and expertise in sample preparation and material characterization techniques advantageous

- Strong interest in interdisciplinary work

- Self-organized team player with ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Non-EU/EFTA citizens, please note that a certificate from your university, showing that an internship is a mandatory part of studies, is required for the visa application (please include this with your application)


Additional information

ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your introduction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skills on a continuous basis.


Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at


ABB Switzerland Ltd.

Chunlei Liu

Principal Scientist

Phone: +41 (0)58 586 16 36

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