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Metaphotonics Intern

Location: Pasadena, California
Job Category: Engineering - Hardware

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Metaphotonics Intern

Summer 2021 internship applications are open September 2020.  Samsung Semiconductor summer internships start in May/June 2021.

Join us for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development. You’ll work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users.  This program will give you the opportunity work on complex solutions to that address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges.


The Image Sensor Lab (ISL) at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. focuses on the research and development of innovative image sensors and optical devices including low-power high-resolution depth and LiDAR sensors, ultra-compact spectroscopic elements, and advanced bio-inspired sensors and systems with cutting-edge features, high efficiency, and wide viewing-angle. The metaphotonics team at ISL aims at representing Samsung's leadership in large-scale sensor and imaging products. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented and hard-working PhD student to get involved in envisioning, prototyping and implementing cutting-edge products with a growing team. Interns are expected to implement and research production-level metaphotonic solutions. Publications and patents are expected as outputs of an internship.

Come join the Samsung Metaphotonics team and enjoy building state-of-the-art metaphotonic solutions!


  • Explore cutting-edge technologies for our products
  • Design and develop metaphotonic elements and systems for real-world products
  • Create quick prototypes and proof-of-concepts
  • Design experiments, perform evaluations, and apply enhancements to our products
  • Publish research results in top venues and file patents

REQUIRED SKILLS  (Education Certificates, Licenses, Travel)

  • Solid theoretical background in nanoscale optics and photonics
  • Nanophotonic inverse design and optimization modeling
  • Applied signal processing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Publications in relevant top venues
  • PhD students in Electrical Engineering, Optical Physics or relevant fields


  • Hands-on experience of using Maxwell-solver (MEEP, FDTD, FEM, Lumerical preferable)
  • Basic knowledge about metaoptics: metamaterials and metasurfaces



Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.



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