Vacancy No. IMT 29-18

IMT 29-18 Bachelor Thesis or Internship: Characterization and optimization of a prototype of wireless SAW-Pirani vacuum sensor


Job description

Accurate pressure sensors are much needed in the Vacuum Industry (Food industry, semiconductor industry). A wireless compact sensor combining the Pirani principle and Surface Acoustic Waves has been designed and simulated.

This sensor prevents leakage due to wires and can be operated easily thanks to its portability.

A prototype using microfabrication technology is being finalized.

This work is part of the Marie Curie research project MIGRATE and aims to engage a motivated student in the experimental validation and optimization of the prototype. This work is part of the development of a new product that will be commercialized.

The work includes:

  • Pressure measurements with the sensor varying different parameters
  • Calibration of the sensor
  • Optimisation of the wireless power transfer of the sensor

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

Personal qualification

Interest in experimental work, Vacuum technology, wireless telecommunications, wireless power transfer or heat transfer

Field of study: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Physics

Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date

as soon as possible/on appointment

Contract Duration

6 months

Contact person

M.Sc. Sofia Toto, IMT,
+49 721 608-23248 (e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen J. Brandner, IMT,
+49 721 608-23963 (e-mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 29-18.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Schaber
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

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

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.