Leuven | More than two weeks ago
The development of micropumps is essential for small scale remote devices, e.g. for ingestible with active fluidic capabilities. Miniaturizing conventional macroscale pumps based on mechanical moving/deformable parts leads to low performance and inefficient micropumps. Therefore, there is a need for the development of pumps based on novel principles. Here, we intend to explore electrowetting as pumping mechanism. The student will start the project with theoretical study/simulations and will be further instrumental in exploring experimentally the capabilities of such a pump. This will be in close collaboration with a researcher throughout the project. An understanding on the basic principles of electrowetting will be developed during the project as well as techniques, such as, simulation, imagining and other experimental techniques.
Type of project: Combination of internship and thesis
Duration: 6 months
Required degree: Master of Science
Required background: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical engineering, Electromechanical engineering, Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Pieter Vlugter (Pieter.Vlugter@imec.be)