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.

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Dr. Khamesee is a Co-PI in the development of Robohub in E7 building. A Magnetic Levitation Floor (MagFloor) is currently under construction in Robohub!

Maglev tabletop in RoboHubWatch RoboHub video on Youtube

  1. Aug. 28, 2018New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance

    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”.

  2. Oct. 25, 2017Interview about microrobots in the CBC News article

    Dr. Khamesee was interviewed for CBC News article and his scientific insight is reflected in the article “Insect-sized robot can go from air to water and back again”.

    They consume minimum energy because they're lightweight and they can do many things that a big robot cannot do.

  3. June 30, 2017Super-sensitive measurement method could advance medical research, environmental monitoring

    Our novel nano sensor: Research results of PhD candidate, Hassan Askari, is featured in Waterloo news as: "Super-sensitive measurement method could advance medical research, environmental monitoring".

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Announcements

  • Immediate MASc open position for Winter 2021 - Domestic student or International student in Canada
  • PhD open position

Posted on October 28, 2020

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Our stories

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

Professor

BSc - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Amirkabir University)

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

Postdoctoral fellow - Mechanical Engineering  (University of Alberta)