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IMT 34-21 Bachelor or Master Thesis: Further development of a vibration table for small masses

Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Job description

As a part of the energy transition to renewables, photovoltaics will deliver a big contribution to global energy production in the foreseeable future. Thus the Institute of Microstructure Technology is currently developing novel coatings for photovoltaic panels for the use in sunny but extremely dry climates. These coatings enable dry (i.e. without water) self-cleaning of sand and dust particles for the panels thereby increasing overall efficiency. To test, compare and optimize the coatings a system for inducing small vibrations in an exact manner is needed.

The system needs to be able to induce vibrations in a broad frequency and amplitude range independently. Furthermore observability with light microscopes and an overall compact design are important requirements.

The aim of this thesis is the further development such a system. This includes installation, analysis and optimization of the existing system, design of the experimental setup for testing of dry self-cleaning, first measurements as well as creating an automatic test evaluation for future use.

This thesis can be written in German or English language.

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

Field of study: mechanical engineering, process technology, etc.

Contract duration

6 months

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Patrick Weiser, phone +49 721 608-26836, E-mail:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 34-21.

Ausschreibungsnummer: IMT 34-21

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


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