Internship Subjects


Practical internships for students of technical colleges (4-5 months)

Thesis supervisor

Mechanical and cryogenic engineering    
Development of a high-cooling power Liquid Nitrogen continuous flow cryostat M. Accardo 
Test bench for vacuum systems of ELT instruments M.Haug
Re-design, manufacturing, assembly of LGS cover structure R. Guzman
Electronic Engineering


Electronic control for the Laser Guide Stars


Françoise Delplanke-Ströbele



Ivan Guidolin

Research internships for students of master studies at universities  (5-6 months)

SW engineering    
Design and development of a Simulation Framework for test and integration of telescope control systems. N.Kornweibel


Application Framework Code Generation from SysML models




Use and extension of OpenMBEE for use in realizing an Application Framework design in SysML




Construction of a high bandwidth network sniffer based on commodity network cards for the verification of systems on the ELT real-time control network


Investigate control software architecture alternatives to state machines H. Sommer
Investigate XDP sockets as lightweight alternative to DPDK

H. Sommer

N. Benes

Optical engineering

Photonic Spectrograph
O. Pfuhl
Detector characterization for the Phasing- and Diagnostic Station of the ELT O. Pfuhl  
STOP analysis (Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance analysis) of astronomical instruments: modelling and testing. P. La Penna
Optical Reverse Optimisation of astronomical instruments. P. La Penna  
Computation of the atmospheric dispersion effect on the Point Spread Function of a telescope and astronomical instrument P. La Penna
Computation of the Strehl ratio of a measured Point Spread Functions.

P. La Penna

J. Kolb

Techniques for precision alignment and modelling of optomechanical systems through laser metrologies S. Lévêque
Optical testing using a Spatial Light Modulator as a Programmable Computer Generated Hologram S. Lévêque
Electronic Engineering    

Electronic control for the Laser Guide Stars


Françoise Delplanke-Ströbele



Ivan Guidolin

Adaptive optics and laser guide stars    
Machine Learning for High-Contrast Imaging M. Kasper
Atmospheric induced image motion correction, using Laser Guide Stars D. Bonaccini Calia
Mechanical engineering    
Study of the correlation between interferometric tests, force field measurement, modelling, and as built characteristics of the ELT M1 segments during polishing M. Cayrel
Modelling, analysis and test support related to vibration and control/structure interaction for the ELT telescope structure and hosted units

Pablo Zuluaga





Babak Sedghi






Michael Mueller

Table 1: List of subjects (and supervisors) for the internship subjects