Vacancy No. IMT 02-18
IMT 02-18 / Master Thesis: An array of Impulse Electro-magnetic Micro-actuator
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2cDCugWcU
Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu
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
Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
as soon as possible
Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT, +49 721 608-29305 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org); Prof. Dr. Alexander Nesterov-Mueller, IMT, +49 721 608-22727 (e-mail: email@example.com)
Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 02-18.
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phone: +49 721 608-25184,
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.