Master Thesis Topic: Controller implementation for a thermal stress test of power semiconductors

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Master Thesis Topic: Controller implementation for a thermal stress test of power semiconductors

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At KAI GmbH, you will perform your thesis project in an industrial research environment, guided and supported by experienced researchers in such diverse areas as hard- and software design, simulation, modelling and semiconductor technology. We work in close cooperation with universities and research facilities supporting your academic education, whereas our industrial partner Infineon offers interesting opportunities for a prospective career path in the semiconductor industry.

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Entry level

0-1 year

Job ID



Oct 01, 2021


Full time



Job description

During your thesis project, we expect you to become a growing expert for microcontroller programming & control design for power semiconductor stress test systems. Therefore, you will need to acquire special knowledge and perform dedicated tasks:

  • Learn about types and characteristics of advanced power semiconductors
  • Enhance your skills in control engineering and microcontroller programming
  • Implement an available controller concept and evaluate its performance on an existing hardware prototype
  • Work out improvements and develop further control concepts together with your supervisors
  • Evaluate and compare different controller methodologies
  • Document your results by writing and submitting your Master thesis

Further Information
Start: October 2021
Type of employment: Temporary / Full-time (Flexible working hours from Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.)
Duration: min. 8 months

This thesis has to be written in cooperation with an university.


You are an electrical/electronic engineering master student familiar with microcontrollers, control engineering and power electronic devices/circuits and you know how to make those things work. You should also:

  • Have completed all of your exams
  • Provide some knowledge and experience in C programming of microcontrollers
  • Be able to work and communicate well with our international team in English and/or German

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry (full-time), employment group D for master students (

Please attach the following documents (English or German) to your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Certificate of matriculation at a university
  • Transcript of records
  • Highest completed educational certificate (Matura certificate for Bachelor students, Bachelor certificate for Master students)
  • Reference letter

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