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

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KIT - Helmholtz Association

Karlsruhe, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)


Area of research:

Diploma & Master Thesis


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): www.imt.kit.edu/english/index.php

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

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: kirill.poletkin@kit.edu).


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-332

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