Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
Area of research:
Diploma & Master Thesis
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: www.youtube.com/watch
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