Project type: MSc thesis or internship.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Duration: 9 to 12 months.
Location: Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands).
Digital imaging is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method that has a wide array of useful applications. This project focuses on imaging through the use of electrostatic fields. Non-conductive materials can sustain electric fields and defects in these materials can alter their characteristics. Electrodes can then be used to measure and map out the fluctuations in the electric fields thus creating an image. This project aims to enhance the performance of this imaging method using two techniques: the first technique focuses on the frequency response while the second involves the shaping of the electric field into more desirable geometries. The investigation is to be carried out both experimentally, and through analytical circuit models and finite element simulations.
1. Dutch / EU students / non-EU students studying in a Dutch university.
2. Good understanding of the fundamentals of static-electric fields.
3. Good understanding of RLC circuits.
4. Basic python skill is required.
5. Some hands-on experience with electronics is preferred.
(E.g., soldering, creating circuit diagrams, etc.)
6. Willingness to learn a wide array of new skills.
7. A good command of the English language is required.
1. Performing experiments and simulations.
2. Data visualization.
3. Partaking in scientific discussions to interpret the result.
1. Contributing to novel research in the field of digital imaging.
2. Valuable hands-on experience with various technologies, from electronics to programming CNC motors using Python and G-code.
3. Possible allowance of €200 to €400 a month.
How to apply:
Upload your CV, motivation letter, and transcript via the application form provided. Please indicate your preferred starting date.