The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – is a non-university research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. The IFW employs approxi-mately 600 people and one focus is on the training of young scientists besides enhancing fundamen-tal and applied research development. At the highest international level, the IFW operates modern materials science on a scientific basis and makes the obtained results useful for the economy. The complex and interdisciplinary research work is carried out within the IFW by five scientific institutes, which are supported by a highly developed technical infrastructure. The IFW supports its employees in reconciling work and family life and regularly submits to the berufundfamilie® audit.
Further information at: http://www.ifw-dresden.de
master’s / diploma thesis (m/f/d)
You realize and qualify the experimental setup. Therefore, you can refer to previous work and existing expertise of the working group. In addition to the experimental setup, the activity includes the application of different preparation and measurement methods (electrical and optical characterization of the SAW components and microfluidic structures). In addition, investigations are to be carried out on various parameters that influence the droplet generation.
As an applicant (m/f/d), you study electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering or materials science. Advantageous are first experiences in optical microscopy and experimentation. The ability to work in a team and the willingness to conscientious and careful work are required.
What we offer:
Within the SAWLab Saxony we are working on innovative micro-actuator concepts based on surface acoustic waves (SAW). The SAW actuators are used in microfluidics (e.g. for the generation of airborne droplets). For this purpose, an experimental setup has to be realized as well as investigations on the SAW-based droplet generation need to be performed. In the context of employment as a student assistant compensation is possible.