Thesis, internship, and post-doc opportunities
Hardware acceleration for homomorphic encryption
Offer N°: SL-DRT-15-0179
The emergence of cloud computing and cyber-physical systems has led to consider security in data treatment as a major concern. In order to insure the confidentiality of managed data, encryption is today widely used.
In 2009, C. Gentry  proposed the first fully homomorphic encryption system, enabling to compute preliminary encrypted data without decrypting them. This progress has opened a significant number of new industrial and research perspectives.
Monitoring of high temperature effects on CMOS circuits
Offer N°: SL-DRT-15-0083
Deep sub-micron technologies become unavoidable even for critical applications in fields like automotive or nuclear industry. This evolution may have an important impact on the reliability of electronic systems involved in such applications in the absence of pro-active mitigation approaches.
New thin film solid electrolytes with high ionic conductivity for lithium-ion microbatteries
Offer N°: SL-DRT-15-0103
All-solid-state thin film lithium microbatteries (thickness ~10 µm) are currently developed as electrical energy storage and power supply systems for miniaturized electronic devices (autonomous sensors, MEMS, smart cards, ‘perpetual energy' modules,…). One specificity of these batteries is to use a glassy inorganic electrolyte conducting Li+ ions, deposited by RF magnetron sputtering. Today, LiPON type materials (lithium phosphorus oxynitrides) are mainly used for this purpose.
Performance and reliability characterization of M&NEMS microphones
Offer N°: SL-DRT-15-0125
A new concept of microphones based on the M&NEMS technology revolutionizes the design of this type of device. The M&NEMS concept, which offers a completely innovative architecture, allows treating separately the detection and electrical transduction. A complete study and characterization of these components will assess the achievable performances. In particular the efforts will be focused on noise reduction.