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Bachelor/Master Thesis: From implant to connector - design and validation of electrical feedthroughs (m/w/d)

The NMI, the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen, is a research institute of the Baden-Württemberg Innovation Alliance that carries out application-oriented research and development at the interface between biological and materials sciences.

The NMI Biomedical Micro and Nano Engineering working group at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen is offering an opportunity for a bachelor or master thesis.

Your area of responsibility

The Biomedical Micro and Nano Engineering group is part of the Biomedicine and Materials Sciences department and develops, produces and tests microimplants for neuronal signal recording and stimulation. A wide range of equipment is available, including clean rooms, equipment for thin-film and microtechnology, assembly and connection technology as well as analytics (light microscopes, profilometers, AFM, SEM) and electrical measurement technology.

Subject of this thesis

The technical-biological interface between electrode and neuronal tissue can be realized by using microsystems (e.g. microelectrode arrays, MEAs). With the help of microelectrodes it is possible to record local, high-resolution signals and to specifically stimulate nervous tissue. Technical approaches already exist to transfer the electrical measurement signals of the microsystem into a macrosystem (device) (e.g. via plug connections, feedthroughs, ...) and thus to evaluate the measurement results. Nevertheless, the solutions are often inadequate.

In this context, you will 

  • Identify and describe existing technical solutions
  • Produce and characterize different solutions
  • Test and compare selected approaches for long-term stability and practicability
  • Identify failure/error mechanisms
  • Propose new optimizations

Requirements

  • Studied microsystems technology, electrical engineering, nanoscience, medical technology or related disciplines
  • Enthusiasm to work with and learn about the field of biomedical microtechnology

What we offer

  • Exciting business fields in a dynamic scientific and economic environment
  • Highly motivated, competent and multidisciplinary team with scientific and technical employees
  • Excellent technical equipment

Interested? Click on "Apply for this position now". The online application takes only two minutes.

 

 

 

 

Your contact person

Ms Katja Rösslein

Contact

NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen
Markwiesenstraße 55
72770 Reutlingen

Phone: +49 7121 5153070
E-Mail: bewerbung@nmi.de