Vacancy No. IMT 02-18

IMT 02-18 / Master Thesis: An array of Impulse Electro-magnetic Micro-actuator

Job description

In the framework of the master thesis, the student will be involved in the theoretical and experimental study of the mechanical interaction between a solid micro-object having different shapes (sphere, disk and square) and an array of micro-coils, which are fitted by impulse currents.

Main objectives are:

  • Designing, modelling and simulation of magnetic gradient generated by micro-coil (considering geometry and shape effect of the coils);
  • Theoretical and experimental study electro-mechanical interactions between the local magnetic gradient generated by micro-coils and micro-objects fabricated from magnetic and conducting material;
  • Fabrication of the prototype

The topic of the master thesis is the continuation of research activities of our group toward the study of micro-machined contactless suspensions and their applications in optics, sensors and actuators (please see a video below).

Link to YouTube video of a micro- device based on the inductive levitation developed by our group:

Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT):

Personal qualification

An ideal candidate should demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  • background in micro-actuators and electro-mechanical systems;
  • to be familiar with computer-aided systems (CAD) – SolidWorks.

Field of study: Mechanical engineering, Physics

Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract Duration:

6 months

Contact person:

Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT, +49 721 608-29305 (e-mail:; Prof. Dr. Alexander Nesterov-Mueller, IMT, +49 721 608-22727 (e-mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 02-18.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Schaber
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.