ZEISS European Autumn School

Lithography Optics
29th & 30th November 2019 | Oberkochen, Germany

What is the ZEISS European Autumn School?

Optics is a key technology with inspiring applications – such as in the production of increasingly powerful microchips. Many of the devices we use in our daily life contain microchips, from computers and cellphones to cars and household electronics. The chip industry utilizes optical lithography to pattern wafers for manufacturing integrated circuits. As a global technology leader in lithography optics and equipment, ZEISS is shaping the nanoelectronics age. This way ZEISS enables the continuation of Moore‘s Law and with it the steady progress of the semiconductor industry.

Learn key aspects about the world of advanced optics for nanoelectronics during the two-day European Autumn School. The event is triggered by the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to foster Europe’s Microelectronic Industry. Leading experts will present their exciting areas of expertise related to lithography optics. Use this opportunity to talk directly to ZEISS employees and managers as well as the international group of participants! While on the premises of this technology leader in the optical industry, you will also have the opportunity to see the production environment for these optical systems.

Interested? Then apply now!


Thursday, 28 November 2019
Starting at 7 pm


Get Together, Dinner

Friday, 29 November 2019
9 am - 8 pm

Starting at 8 pm

Welcome & Introduction ZEISS

ZEISS Museum of Optics
Join us for a fascinating journey through the world of
optics and experience more than 170 years of innovation firsthand!


Bernd Geh:
The Key of Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Basics of Photolithography

Dr. Jörg Petschulat:
Photomasks and Metrology for Chip Production

Coffee Break

Dr. Wolfgang Emer:
Semiconductor Optics: Deep Ultraviolet Lithography

Dr. Sascha Migura:
Semiconductor Optics: Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

Networking Dinner with other ZEISS employees


Saturday, 30 November 2019
8:30 am - 3 pm










Starting at 3 pm

Dr. Bernhard Kneer:
High-NA EUV – the Future of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Optics

Coffee Break

Stefan Schulte:
Metrology for Semiconductor Optics


Production Facilities

Check out the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology site
in Oberkochen. During a tour through the production area,
you will get a unique look at the world's most cutting-edge center for lithography optics.

Farewell & Departure

The Speakers
Speaker Bernd Geh

Bernd Geh
Senior Principal at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Dr. Wolfgang Emer

Dr. Wolfgang Emer
Program Systems Engineer at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Dr. Sascha Migura

Dr. Sascha Migura
Lead Systems Engineer at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Dr. Bernhard Kneer

Dr. Bernhard Kneer
Head of Product Systems Engineering at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Stefan Schulte

Stefan Schulte
Principal Optics Metrology at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Dr. Jörg Petschulat

Dr. Jörg Petschulat
Head of Global R&D at ZEISS
Semiconductor Mask Solutions

All expenses paid*


Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22
Oberkochen, Germany

Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22
Oberkochen, Germany


in Oberkochen (Germany)

Target Group for the ZEISS European Autumn School
  • You are about to complete your master's degree or Ph.D. in one of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
  • You are a scientist or engineer working in optics technology.
  • You have a sound understanding of optics.
  • You enjoy tackling complex technical topics and would like to have an opportunity to talk to leading experts about lithography optics for nanoelectronics.

Visit us in Oberkochen, get a deep insight into a fascinating company and discover more about ZEISS' innovative semiconductor technology during the two-day ZEISS European Autumn School.

We look forward to welcoming you!

How Do I Apply?

It‘s easy: 
Submit your application along with a CV and a mandatory short statement on the motivation of your application. A letter of recommendation of your supervisor is welcome.

The number of participants at the Autumn School is limited to 50 people. Detailed information on the agenda and travel details will be provided to admitted attendies well in advance.

Application Deadline

30 October 2019
(Application decision: beginning of November)

Application deadline expired


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