Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory studies the design and development of magnetically levitated (Maglev) robots. To accomplish this, a magnetic levitation setup enabling high precision 3D remote positioning was built. Our Maglev systems find applications in areas spanning various disciplines such as:

  •  Contactless micromanipulation and microrobotics
  •  Manipulation in hazardous environment
  •  Clean rooms applications
  •  Wind tunnel testing
  •  Wafer growth and wafer transportation

We are working on the development and industrialization of various applications of magnetism such as electromagnetic energy harvesters and non-destructive testing for detecting cracks and defects in live pipelines.

Please contact us for more information.

Dr. Khamesee is a Co-PI in the development of Robohub in E7 building. A maglev floor is currently under construction in Robohub!

Tabletop maglev floor

  1. Mar. 4, 2014New 3D tech offers unique multi-tasking
  2. Mar. 4, 2014Charge your phone while you shovel - and shiver
    Behrad Khamesee holding his device in his hand

    Behrad Khamesee's new design converts the energy when shovelling snow, into energy that can charge a cell phone. Full article in Waterloo Stories!

  3. Feb. 6, 2014 Good vibrations: Harvesting energy while you do the chores
    Hands holding some small machinery

    The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy website has all the details on Mir Behrad Khamesee and Pratik Patel's innovate gizmo that can convert vibrational energy into useful electricity!

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  • Immidiate MASc open position - Canadian Citizen/Permanet Resident only
  • PhD open possition

Posted on August 21, 2019

Charge your phone while you shovel - and shiver [Waterloo Stories]

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What makes it different is that it’s a single unit unlike other multi units that have been developed.” — Professor Khamesee

Meet our people

Professor Khamesee

Behrad Khamesee, PhD, PEng


BSc - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Amirkabir University)

MASc and PhD - Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics (Mie University, Japan)

Postdoctoral fellow - Mechanical Engineering  (University of Alberta)