Vacancy No. IMT 21-17
IMT 21-17 \ Internship: Fabrication and characterization of a micro levitation device
Magnetic levitation is used in applications such as high-speed “MagLev” trains, and magnetic bearings. It allows for the contactless suspension of objects using magnetic force. At our group, we developed a miniaturized device for magnetic levitation featuring wirebonded microcoils. Using high frequency AC current, the device can be used to levitate a flat aluminum disk for a few hundred microns (watch video in the link below).
Recently, we designed a new version of the miniaturized levitation device to simplify the fabrication process, reduce power consumption, and enable optical applications. We are currently seeking a highly motivated student to work on the following:
- Fabrication of the new design
- Carry out the electrical characterization measurements
- Take part in the evaluation of potential optical applications
The work can be extended in the future into a full master thesis, depending on the interest and the work progress.
Link to YouTube video of the micro-levitaion device:
Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu
- Background and interest in microsystems and microfabrication are required
- Experience with electrical measurements is required
- Background in optics is desirable
- Experience with Solidworks is desirable
- Independence and reliability
Field of study: Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optics
Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
As soon as possible
M.Sc. Mohammad Abdo, IMT, +49 721 608-29316 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT, +49 721 608-29305 (e-mail: email@example.com)
Please apply by clicking on "Apply" below.
If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.