The Soft Robotic Matter group at AMOLF is looking for interns that will work on the 3D printing of soft robots. While typically these soft robots are fabricated by casting two-component silicon rubbers in a 3D printed mold, we are currently developing a new 3D printer that can directly mix and write two-component silicon rubbers. Using existing materials and additives, the student will independently perform 3D printing experiments and material rheology testing to find the correct mixtures that can be printed. The study will focus on finding printable materials with correct viscosity, curing time, etc. leading to airtight prints that can be actuated using e.g. air pressure.
The internship is open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, including Engineering, Physics, Material science or a related field. The Soft Robotic Matter group is looking for a highly motivated candidate with a go-getter mentality. Preferably, the candidate has a strong experimental background, in combination with a sound appetite for analytical work. Experience in additive manufacturing, rheology or similar experimental techniques is an advantage, but not required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) are essential. The internship must be a mandatory part of your curriculum. You have a nationality of an EU-member state and/or you are a student at a Netherlands University. You must be available for at least 3, but preferable more than 5 months.
Stage4eu is free of charge and has no commercial purpose. It does not conduct brokerage activities, nor does collect CVs. By clicking on the green button “Vai all’Offerta” you’ll be redirected to the original vacancy posted on host organizations’ web page.