Department of Engineering Sciences

Diploma thesis work

Here you can find information about diploma thesis projects. However, also if we have not uploaded any information, there is always a possibilty to work with us. Please contact Klas Hjort, Greger Thornell, Maria Tenje or Lena Klintberg if you are interested.

MASTER THESIS ON BIOMATERIALS-ON-CHIP

Biomaterials are a promising option to replace or regenerate injured bone tissue. They can increase the quality of life of some patients, but before reaching the market they must be tested in pre-clinical assays to ensure their safety and benefits. It is common to initially test the biological properties of biomaterials using cell culture methods. However, the results obtained from studies with cells often do not correlate well with the response observed when biomaterials are implanted in the body. We are aiming to develop a new methodology to integrate and test the biological properties of biomaterials in a chip, which is expected to more closely mimic the physiological conditions.

We are looking for 2 diploma workers that want to develop microfluidic chips for the integration of biomaterials and study the biological properties of the biomaterials in different conditions.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact Gemma Mestres for further details: gemma.mestres@angstrom.uu.se

Is there life on Mars?

There is a possibility thet once, and perhaps still, there is life on Mars. Ångström space technology centre (ÅSTC) have since many years developed and done research on an instrument that can give the final clue to the question. Now we are searching for two diploma workers that will help hos improve the detector that is the hart of the instrument, and also to integrate more sensors close to the detector.

If you like working with your hand and data analysis, please contact Anders Persson.

Master Thesis on Stretchable Thermoelectronics

For many applications like wearables, robotics and medical technology,nowadays electronics move towards stretchability and comformability, leaving behind the rigidity by which they used to be characterized and limited. We are now seeking for students who are interested in this field. In particular, the ongoing project aims for developing a stretchable thermoelectric device that, depending on the application, can work as a thermal sensor, electric generator or heat pump.

We have three open positions for students who want to participate in it. The major tasks are:

-Research on the packaging materials towards high thermal conductivity and stretchability.

-Improvement on the electrical connections towards a more powerful and efficient device.

-Integration to a wireless system for medical applications.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me for further details: javier.cruz@angstrom.uu.se