Vacancy No. IMT 21-16

Master Thesis: Magneto-microfluidic system for finishing micro-channels

Job description

The main goal of project is to design and develop a magneto-microfluidic system in order to perform polishing of micro-channels with a complex geometry and to characterize this process. The polishing process will be done using magnetic nanoparticles with abrasive properties. The student will be heavily involved in developing a PMMA-based system for this purpose and in characterizing the channels geometry by means of white light interferometer. By the end of the project the student will demonstrate the magneto-microfluidic system and preliminary results of the study of the polishing quality depending on different regimes of the system (average velocity of the suspension in micro-channel, strength of magnetic field etc.) and different suspensions (oil, magnetic abrasive suspension with different shapes of magnetic nanoparticles).

Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): http://www.imt.kit.edu/english/index.php

Personal qualification

An ideal candidate should demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:
• background in fluid mechanics (Newtonian fluid, Couette and Poiseuille flows);
• 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

Ansprechpartner im Fachbereich

Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT phone: +49 721 608-29305 (e-mail: kirill.poletkin@kit.edu)

Application

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 21-16.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Berger
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

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

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.