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Master Thesis Topic: Image Analysis Software for Colloidal Systems

Colloidal systems play a vital role in various industries, including biology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, lubricants, and the food industry. To optimize their properties and applications, it is crucial to understand the structure and dynamics of these systems. We are currently seeking a motivated candidate for a master's thesis project focused on developing image analysis software for characterizing colloidal systems. The candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing algorithms that can detect, track, and characterize colloidal particles and structures using both experimental and simulated data. We encourage candidates with a strong interest in software development, image processing, and collaborative work environments to apply. Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB or Python is highly desirable.

If you are interested in the topic, please submit your CV and transcript to F. Ginaz Almus (

Posted on: 11.05.2023


Master Thesis Topic: High frequency fluid flow sculpting in microfluidic devices

Microfluidic devices are miniaturized platforms with a great potential of manipulating small volume of fluids in a well-controlled manner, which can be utilized for wide range of biomedical applications. In our research group, we have been developing microfluidic devices for droplet generation, and acoustofluidics platforms with potential applications in point-of-care testing and lab on a chip systems. This project will be focused on improving the performance of microfluidic devices for the fabrication of droplets through high frequency control of fluid flow. We are looking for highly motivated candidates to conduct a master thesis in our research group. The candidate will be designing, simulating, and testing a microfluidic platform. The candidate should be interested to design, simulate, and work in a lab environment. A prior knowledge in CAD and FEA software (e.g. AutoCAD/ SolidWorks and COMSOL) will be highly appreciated, but not required.

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Posted on: 21.02.2023


Master Thesis Topic: Design and fabrication of a microfluidic single-cell array platform

Co-supervised by: Dr. Janna Nawroth

Many lung diseases are diagnosed by observing defective movements in ciliated cells. This procedure is time consuming and relies on the subjective opinion of highly trained experts, therefore preventing the unbiased assessment of disease severity and treatment success. To improve accuracy and enable statistical analysis of patient data, we are developing a microfluidic chip paired with automated image acquisition and analysis of ciliary kinematics that could become a point-of-care device in research and the clinic. We are looking for a highly motivated candidates for conducting a master thesis in our interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists. The candidate will be designing, building, and testing a microfluidic device that will sort and position the cells for imaging. The candidate should be interested to design microfluidic device using a CAD software (e.g. AutoCAD), work in a clean room to fabricate, etc. A prior experience in the above is welcomed.

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Posted on: 25.01.2023


Master Thesis Topic: A portable reader for imaging micro-scale samples

This project consists development of a portable reader for imaging of fluorescent samples. The portable reader includes a holder to load the sample within a well-plate/petri-dish, a LED-based light source to excite the sample, a camera to take an image (fluorescent / bright-field) of the sample, and some optical components (lens, filter, diffuser, etc.). Most of the parts (holder, stage, etc.) will be 3D printed and later integrated with other off-the-self electronic and optical components. The camera and light source can be controlled/programmed by using a raspberry pi. Alternatively, a smartphone camera can be used to capture images and process them with an app.

We are looking for an engineering student with some knowledge of and interest in optics, 3D modeling (AutoCAD/SolidWorks), 3D printing, assembling of electronic components and programming/app development.
The student is able to learn the following methods: programming raspberry pi, optics, 3D drawing, 3D printing, fluorescence/bright-field microcopy, etc. If you are interested in this topic, please send your CV and transcript to: Helen Werner (

BS/MS Thesis Topic: Synthesis of fluorescently labelled polymer microparticle for confocal microscopy

If you are interested in this topic, please send your CV and transcript to: Helen Werner (

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