Entry date 15.10.2019
Position number IMT 11-19

IMT 11-19 Master Thesis: Fabrication and characterisation of inductive levitation micro-actuators

Vacancy to be filled from: 12.03.2020

Beschreibung

Electromagnetic levitation is defined as the stable or indifferent equilibrium of a body without material contact to its surrounding environment, which is reached by means of stored electromagnetic energy inducing, in turn, the ponderamotive forces acting on the levitated body and equilibrating gravitational forces. Electromechanical systems implement the principle of electromagnetic levitation on a micro-scale is referred as electromagnetic levitation micro-systems or levitation micro-systems.

Levitation micro-systems offer a fundamental solution to overcome the domination of friction over inertial forces at the micro-scale. This fact makes levitation micro-systems to be very attractive for their applications in micro-inertial-sensors, micro-motors, switches, micro-accelerators, particle traps, digital micro-fluidics, nano-force sensors, micro-transporters, micro-bearings and etc.

The main goal of the master project will be to fabricate and characterise 2D array of inductive levitation micro-actuators.

Obtained results of the master thesis will be applied for our current project aimed on the developing a 2D array of cooperative hybrid levitation micro-actuators for supporting the levitation of arbitrary shaped micro-objects, performing their linear and angular positioning and transportation.

Link to YouTube video of micro-devices based on inductive levitation developed by our group:

Transporter: https://youtu.be/jaAMS0B70OA
Hybrid levitation micro-actuator: https://youtu.be/KzcJV2cSFrY

Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu

Persönliche Qualifikation

We are looking for an enthusiastic and open mind candidate to join our research group, who has knowledge and interest in micro-systems, electro-mechanics, levitation micro-actuators.

Field of study: Mechanical engineering, physics

Organisationseinheit

Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Contract Duration

6 months

Contact person in line-management

Dr. Kirill Poletkin, IMT
phone: +49 721 608-29317 (e-mail: kirill.poletkin@kit.edu)


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Job type/category
  • Fixed-term position
Favored career stage
  • Job experience > 2 years
Location/region
  • Karlsruhe city, Karlsruhe region
Sector
  • Other
Language at workplace
  • German
Type of company
  • Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung

Contact person

Mrs. / Ms. Ann-Kathrin Schaber
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