Employees working at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies
Oberkochen (Germany)

ZEISS European Summer School

Lithography Optics & Semiconductor Technologies

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What is the ZEISS European Summer School about?

Students of the ZEISS European Summer School visiting the ZEISS Museum

Optics is a key technology with inspiring applications. The semiconductor industry utilizes optical lithography to pattern wafers for the most advanced 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 the steady progress of the semiconductor industry. The company is committed to advancing science and knowledge about lithography optics in Europe. ZEISS wants to inspire scientists and engineers for semiconductor optics technology and STEM top talents seeking a career in nanoelectronics.

Logo of IPCEI Microelectronics and Communication Technologies

Learn about lithography optics & semiconductor technologies

Learn key aspects of the world of advanced optics for nanoelectronics and semiconductor technologies at the third ZEISS European Summer School. The event is triggered by the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research, innovation and the first industrial deployment of microelectronics and communication technologies across the value chain. It provides national funding for cooperation partners to initiate significant investments in semiconductor R&D and manufacturing across Europe.

During the event you will gain insights into the fascinating world of ZEISS’ semiconductor optics manufacturing technology and related aspects of semiconductor technology. Top experts from ZEISS, Intel, Nokia and Siltronic will give you a deep understanding of various fields of lithography optics, silicon wafers and chip design. Join their talks, connect with them and discuss nanoelectronics in a unique group of participants from Europe.

Interested? Then apply for the event now!


  • Welcome & Introduction ZEISS

    Dr. Bartosz Bilski
    The Key of Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Basics of Photolithography

    Dr. Jörg Petschulat
    Photomasks and Metrology for Chip Production

    Dr. Christian Parthey
    Silicon Wafers: The Basis for Chips

    Tour ZEISS Museum of Optics

    Matthias Hierlemann
    Silicon Photonics – Removing I/O Bottlenecks and Enabling Bandwith Scaling

    Stefan Wunderer
    Chip Design – Differentiation in a Challenging Market


  • Dr. Wolfgang Emer
    Semiconductor Optics: Deep Ultraviolet Lithography

    Dr. Sascha Migura
    Semiconductor Optics: Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

    Dr. Paul Gräupner
    High-NA EUV – the Future of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Optics

    Stefan Schulte
    Metrology for Semiconductor Optics



Portrait of Bartosz Bilski
Dr. Bartosz Bilski Imaging Scientist at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Portrait of Jörg Petschulat
Dr. Jörg Petschulat Head of Global R&D at ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions
Portrait of Christian Parthey
Dr. Christian Parthey Corporate Vice President Application Technology at Siltronic AG
Portrait of Matthias Hierlemann
Matthias Hierlemann Vice President & General Manager Technology Enablement at Intel
Portrait of Stefan Wunderer
Stefan Wunderer IPCEI Project Lead at Nokia
Portrait of Wolfgang Emer
Dr. Wolfgang Emer Program Systems Engineer at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Portrait of Sascha Migura
Dr. Sascha Migura Lead Systems Engineer at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Portrait of Paul Gräupner
Dr. Paul Gräupner Senior Principal at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Portrait of Stefan Schulte
Stefan Schulte Principal Optics Metrology at ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Presentation at the ZEISS European Summer School incl. button reading free of charge

Target Group for the ZEISS European Summer School

  • You are a scientist or engineer working in optics, nanoelectronics or other semiconductor technology related fields.
  • You are about to complete your master’s degree or Ph.D. in one of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
  • You have a sound understanding of optics and semiconductor technology.
  • You enjoy tackling complex technical topics and would like to have an opportunity to talk to leading experts about lithography, optics, nanoelectronics and semiconductor technology.

Join us, get a deep insight into a fascinating company and discover more about ZEISS’ innovative semiconductor technology during the ZEISS European Summer School. Participants do not incur any costs.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event in Oberkochen (Germany) and we hope you are as enthusiastic as we are!

Students participating in the ZEISS European Summer School

How Do I Apply?

Please note: Application date expired

Application Deadline: 30 April 2024
(Application decision: mid of May)

Katja Menger