24-2020-IMT PhD in the area of topology optimization of multi-resonant NMR detectors
Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
You are expected to develop a novel inverse design approach to perform topology optimization for multi-resonant NMR detectors. The ultimate goal is to find, through inverse modelling, manufacturable radiofrequency devices that operate robustly at a pre-determined set of Larmor frequencies. One strategy that we aim to follow is to simplify the complexity of the mathematical formulation using analytical geometry. Another is to encode the topology using a suitable basis set. Our research partner will explore model order reduction, which can be combined with our approach, with the aim to greatly reduce the computational time-complexity.
You should have a degree in applied mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering. A prerequisite will be to have a strong interest and skillset in a numerical modelling technique such as the finite element method, demonstrated by an M.Sc. thesis topic from this area. Experience in topology optimization will be a definite benefit. Simulation experience with a commercial FEM program such as COMSOL Multiphysics will be beneficial too, but if missing should be acquired during the project. You should bring along a curious mind, be creative, and have the self-motivating interest to achieve an inverse design tool that delivers practically manufacturable NMR resonator designs.
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