Vacancy No. IMT 09-17

IMT 09-17 Master Thesis: Designing gradient micro-coils for electromagnetic control of polishing process in micro-channel performed by abrasive magnetic nano-particles

Job description

In the framework of the Master Thesis, the student will be involved in the study and simulation of a mechanical interaction between magnetic nano-particles and designed gradient micro-coils in order to perform and localize the controlled polishing process.

Main objectives are:

  • Designing, modelling and simulation of magnetic gradient generated by micro-coils (considering geometry and shape effect of the coils);
  • Study and simulation of the electro-mechanical interactions between the local magnetic gradient and magnetic nano-particles;
  • Demonstrate a suitable micro-coil design able to perform a localized polishing process.

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

Personal qualification

An ideal candidate should demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  • background in electro-magnetic systems;
  • experiences in using FEM tools – COMSOL, ANSYS etc;
  • 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

Contact person
Contract Duration

limited to 3-6 months.

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT, phone: +49 721 608-29305 (e-mail:


Please apply by clicking on "Apply" below.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.