Chris Valentin PhD


Project lead/Architect, ASML

valentin_cChris Valentin obtained his bachelor and master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in respectively 2004 and 2006. He conducted his internship and master thesis work in the field of Structural Dynamics at BMW in Munich, Germany. After graduating from university, Chris worked as a researcher at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands. The focus of the work was on the dynamics and control of a large multi-degree-of-freedom hydraulic shaker facility for satellite testing.

Between 2008 and 2013, he conducted his PhD research in the field of Mechatronics at Delft University of Technology and ASML. The research consisted of the mechatronic design of a photomask curvature manipulator to improve focus in photolithography machines.

Chris has been working in the ASML Research department since 2011, where he has the role of project lead/architect for a stage in one of ASML’s future EUV lithography scanners.

Chris Valentin participated in the meet & greet session of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat STEM 2013 and the round-the-table discussions of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat 2012.