Master Thesis Proposal

Effect of bending-related phenomena on the spectrum profile of the fundamental mode in an optical fiber

Context

In minimally invasive surgeries, it is often required to use non-rigid instruments in order to maximize accessible regions. However, the main drawback of using flexible tools is the higher risk of damaging non- target tissues as there is uncertainty about their shape. Consequently, an accurate tracking system is needed. Shape sensors based on Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) are suitable for this task, because they are small, biocompatible, immune to electromagnetic interference, and require no line of sight.

One of the most recent types of these sensors is based on edge-FBGs, where the Bragg gratings are inscribed on the edge of the core in a single-mode optical fiber using point-by-point femtosecond laser technology. The amplitude ratio of the edge-FBGs is sensitive not only to external perturbations but also to the spectral change of the propagated mode inside the fiber. Therefore, the main challenge is to estimate and correct the effect of spectral instability on the performance of these sensors. […]

Ausschreibung Masterarbeit: Nano-structuring of dielectric sensors for tongue- machine interfaces as Anti-snore trainer

Adequate sleep is a key part of healthy lifestyle and essential for your mind’s fitness. Every second person worldwide, however, is affected by disruptive snoring and sleep apnea – in more than 30% directly related to a lack of tongue muscle control. Current anti-snore treatments are either based on passive mouthguards or costly custom-made devices, which exhibit poor efficacy and lack scientific validation. Finally, uncomfortable designs, the burden at night and low motivation to change the life-style lead to early drop-out rates as high as 70%. A unique polymer nanotechnology for ultra-thin pressure sensors and stretchable electronics was developed and patented at the University of Basel, Biomaterials Science Center. […]

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Master Thesis in Atmospheric Chemistry on the Oxidation of gaseous elemental Mercury in the Atmosphere

We offer an interesting master thesis in Atmospheric Chemistry, investigating the oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) using laboratory experiments. Mercury is a top-priority pollutant, and each year anthropogenic activities emit 2000 tons of GEM into the atmosphere. The oxidation of GEM to reactive mercury drives the deposition to the Earth’s surface. However, the exact mechanism of GEM oxidation remains largely unknown. […]

Master Student Proposal

Dissecting cellular uptake mechanisms. A novel pharmaceutical nano drug delivery formulation.

Are you a motivated student who would like to work in an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, biologists and nanoscientists? Then we are a perfect match for you. We are looking for one (optionally two) master students who will do their work at the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler in the field of nano-drug delivery.

The projects are shared between either Dept. of Phys Chemistry (Schwerpunkt Physik) and Dept. of Biology (Schwerpunkt Biologie), but are executed at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Group Pharmaceutical Technology of Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler.

MA-Ausschreibung: Dissecting cellular uptake mechanisms. A novel pharmaceutical nano drug delivery formulation.

Are you a motivated student who would like to work in an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, biologists and nanoscientists? Then we are a perfect match for you. We are looking for one (optionally two) master students who will do their work at the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler in the field of nano-drug delivery.

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