ZEISS European Autumn School

Lithography Optics

29th & 30th September 2020


What is the ZEISS European Autumn School about?

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 lives contain microchips, from computers and cellphones to cars and household electronics. The semiconductor industry utilizes optical lithography to pattern wafers for manufacturing of 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 that the steady progress of the semiconductor industry. ZEISS is committed to advancing the science and knowledge about lithography optics in Europe and offers development opportunities for scientists and engineers working in optics technology, as well as for STEM top talents seeking a career in nanoelectronics.

Learn key aspects of the world of advanced optics for nanoelectronics at the second ZEISS European Autumn School. The two-day event is triggered by ?the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to?foster Europe’s Microelectronic Industry. This project is supported by the European Commission. It provides national funding for 27 cooperation partners from 4 European countries that initiate significant investments in semiconductor R&D and manufacturing across Europe.

This time, the European Autumn School will be fully digital. During the online event you will gain insights into the fascinating world of ZEISS’ semiconductor optics manufacturing technology. Top experts will give you a deep understanding of various fields of lithography optics. Join their webinars, connect virtually with the speakers and discuss nanoelectronics related topics with them as well as with the international group of participants.

Interested? Then apply now!



Tuesday, 29th September 2020

Afternoon hours

Welcome & Introduction ZEISS


  • Bernd Geh:?The Key of Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Basics of Photolithography
  • Dr. Wolfgang Emer: Semiconductor Optics: Deep Ultraviolet Lithography
  • Dr. Sascha Migura: Semiconductor Optics: Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

Wednesday, 30th September 2020

Afternoon hours



  • Dr. Bernhard Kneer: High-NA EUV – the Future of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Optics
  • Stefan Schulte: Metrology for Semiconductor Optics
  • Dr. J?rg Petschulat:?Photomasks and Metrology for Chip Production
The Speakers
Speaker Bernd Geh

Bernd Geh
Senior Principal at ZEISS
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Speaker Dr. Sascha Migura

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

Speaker Dr. Wolfgang Emer

Dr. Wolfgang Emer
Program 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. J?rg Petschulat

Dr. J?rg Petschulat
Head of Global R&D at ZEISS
Semiconductor Mask Solutions

Target Group for the ZEISS European Autumn School
  • You are a scientist or engineer working in optics technology.
  • 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.
  • You enjoy tackling complex technical topics and would like to have an opportunity to talk to leading experts about lithography optics for nanoelectronics.

Join us, get a deep insight into a fascinating company and discover more about ZEISS' innovative semiconductor technology during the two-day ZEISS European Autumn School.?Participants do not incur any costs.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first digital edition of this event and we hope you are as enthusiastic as we are!

Free of Charge

How Do I Apply?

Application Deadline Expired

It‘s easy: Click on the online application form.
Submit your application. A CV and a short statement on the motivation of your application is welcome. Detailed information on the event (web access etc.) will be provided to admitted attendees well in advance.

Application Deadline

31st August 2020
(Application decision: mid of September)