A challenge and a unique experience – do your M.Sc thesis at SEL Semiconductor Energy Laboratories sponsored by Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki – the man with the most patents in the world!

Swedish senior students of technology are invited to apply for a very generous scholarship from frontier technology laboratory SEL through the Sweden-Japan Foundation. The scholarship includes airfare to and from Japan, living cost and a salary in accordance with SEL regulations.  Duration: 6 months. Work place: SEL laboratories in Atsugi, Kanagawa, 1 hour by train from Tokyo.

Fields of research:

-computational science
-computer aided design (CAD)
-organic electroluminescence (OEL)
-crystalline oxide semiconductor

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. is a very unique company, engaged
in creative R&D and patenting novel technologies. Profit from the obtained patent is invested to further R&D in the intellectual propery creation cycle of SEL. Over the years, SEL has developed some of the world’s top class technology through research of low-temperature crystalline (continuous grain silicon (CGS) transistors and crystalline oxide semiconductor transistors and possess a great number of fundamental patents in this field. Read more in SEL Website


Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki, owner of SEL, founded the company in 1980.
In 2016 he renewed his own Guinness World Record with 11,353 patents. He has received several awards and
decorations in Japan and abroad for his research and innovations.

SEL provide several evening courses and sports activities, for example, tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, badminton, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, etc.