Topics for Project Theses

 

Academic Qualifications 



Adaption / Expansion of a gas sensor module by an SGP41 sensor module 

ToDo:

- familiarization with the sensor module and its electronic functions
- circuit design, circuit board design
- practical setup
- implementation of the new sensor data in the firmware
- test measurements

Skills / Knowledge required: 

circuit technology, circuit board design (CAD Eagle), programming C++

 

Type: PRE THESIS

Supervisor:  Dr. Thomas Roddelkopf / Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.01.2022



Automated Robot Accessible Autosampler Door 

ToDo:

- evaluation of possible concepts for automatic door opening for autosampler hood
- selection of suitable components for electrical door actuation as well as sensors for identifying the door status (closed / open)
- CAD design of complete door unit
- realization of automated door unit
- testing and evaluation of automated door unit

Skills / Knowledge required: 

good previous knowledge and practical experience in sensors and actuators

basic knowledge in CAD (SolidWorks)

Basic Knowledge in Windows Programming

 

Type: PRE THESIS

Supervisor:  Dr. Thormas Roddelkopf / Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.07.2022



Design and realization of a housing for gas sensors 

ToDo:

- familiarization of the sensor module and its functions
- housing design
- realization (3D printing / manufacturing)

Skills / Knowledge required: 

Construction, CAD SolidWorks

 

Type: PRE THESIS

Supervisor:  Dr. Thormas Roddelkopf / Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.01.2022



Practical Seminar Experiment: Biosensors 

ToDo:

- development of a practical seminar Biosensors
- practical setup
- development of experiment descriptions

Skills / Knowledge required: 

creativity; knowledge in measurement; knowledge in sensors

 

Type: PRE THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.08.2021



Implementation of a force position control for servo grippers 

ToDo:

- Introduction to Dynamixel servo control / programming
- development of the control concept
- recording to the parameter required for the control
- programming of the control / extension of the existing software
- testing of gripping and positioning

Skills / Knowledge required: 

knowledge in control, C++ programming, experience with Windows / Linus

 

Type: PRE THESIS

Supervisor:  Dr. Thomas Roddelkopf / Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.01.2022



Literature Overview: Low Cost Robots 

ToDo:

- Definition of robots, characteristics of robots
- requirements of robot use in laboratory automation
- detailed research and summary on available low cost robots

Skills/ Knowledge required: 

knowledge in automation technologies, knowledge in actuators,

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.10.2021 (in progress)



Literature Overview: Beacon Technology for Position Determination 

ToDo:

- literature search and evaluation for beacon technology based position determination
- overview on commercially available systems

Skills/ Knowledge required: 

knowledge in electrical engineering and automation technologies 

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.08.2021 (in progress)



Mobile Gas Sensing for Laboratory Infrastructure 

ToDo:

- literature search on legal limit values as well as naturally occurring levels of different solvents
- testing of different sensor modules for a variety of organic solvents
- determination of limitations
- statistical evaluations

Skills/ Knowledge required: 

knowledge in electrical engineering and automation technologies, knowledge in statistical methods

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow; Dr. Mohammed Faeik Ruzaij Al-Okby

Start: from 01.08.2021



Literature Overview: Automated Crystallization 

ToDo:

- applications of crystallization processes
- detailed research and summary on available solutions for automated crystallization

Skills / Knowledge required: 

knowledge in automation technologies, knowledge in life sciences,

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow

assigned to: Kristian Boye



Literature Overview: Colony Detection and Picking 

ToDo:

- definition of colony detection
- methods of colony detection
- detailed research and summary on available solutions for automated colony detection

Skills / Knowledge required: 

knowledge in automation technologies, knowledge in life sciences,

Type: PROJECT THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Kerstin Thurow

Start: from 01.08.2021



Literature Overview: Dual-Arm Robots in Laboratory Automation

ToDo:

- literature research on the use of dual arm robots in the field of laboratory automation 
- focus: type of processes processed by the robots; type and properties of such robots; robot control; flexibility and performance of the systems
- advantages and limitations of dual arm robots in laboratory automation
- written documentation and power point presentation
- bibliography based on EndNote (full or web version) as an essential part of written documentation of clinical laboratory

Skills / Knowledge required: 

basic knowledge of literature databases (e.g., Scopus, Web of Science) and literature management (e.g., EndNote); good writing style; interest in robotics and automation solutions; basics of chemistry advantageous (possibly biology, medicine, environment)

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS, PRE-THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Heidi Fleischer

Start:  in progress (not more available)



Literature Overview: Hyphenated ICP/MS: Selected Applications for GC and LC-ICP/MS

ToDo:

- literature research on existing applications of hyphenated ICP/MS
- applications for GC-ICP/MS (focus) and LC-ICP/MS
- areas of application: environmental monitoring, quality control, material development, and medicine
- focus: sample preparation, elements to be examined, usual concentrations and detection limits
- written documentation and power point presentation
- bibliography based on EndNote (full or web version) as an essential part of written documentation

Skills / Knowledge required: 

basic knowledge of literature databases (e.g., Scopus, Web of Science) and literature management (e.g., EndNote); good writing style; interest in robotics and automation solutions; basics of chemistry advantageous (possibly biology, medicine, environment)

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS, PRE-THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Heidi Fleischer

Start: t.b.a.



Literature Overview: Automation Solutions in ICP/MS

ToDo:

- literature search on existing automation solutions in ICP/MS
- focus: sample preparation, sample feeding, full automation
- comparison of automation systems, finding a classification
- advantages and limitations
- conclusions ans outlook for future systems
- written documentation and power point presentation
- bibliography based on EndNote (full or web version) as an essential part of written documentation

Skills / Knowledge required: 

basic knowledge of literature databases (e.g., Scopus, Web of Science) and literature management (e.g., EndNote); good writing style; interest in robotics and automation solutions; basics of chemistry advantageous (possibly biology, medicine, environment)

 

Type: PROJECT THESIS, PRE-THESIS

Supervisor:  Prof. Heidi Fleischer

Start: t.b.a.