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.
PhD positions open for Canadian and PR applicants
Lab Location: E5-3044
Engineering 5 building, 3rd Floor
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What makes it different is that it’s a single unit unlike other multi units that have been developed.
Chanuphon Trakarnchaiyo and Curtis Stewart, our PhD candidate and MASc student from Magnetic Levitation Floor team hosted a workshop at Canadian Hyperloop Conference 2022 on May 28, 2022.
Parichit Kumar, our PhD candidate, was placed in 3rd place for the poster presentation competition at the Holistic Innovation for Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) conference in June 2021 for his poster titled "Design and Analysis of a Magnetic Levitation Systems for Additive Manufacturing Applications".
Research results of our PhD candidate, Hassan Askari, is featured in Waterloo news as: “New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance”.