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Undergraduate Projects Supervised by Dr. K. Walus

This website provides a list of undergraduate projects that are supervised by Dr. Konrad Walus. If you have related project ideas, please contact me and we can discuss them on a case by case basis.

Why Get Involved?

Our research group is always looking for bright and enthusiastic undergraduate students to work on various exciting projects. There is more than one way to get involved in our research. 1, you can contribute as part of the EECE 496 projects. 2, you can contribute as part of the NSERC USRA program. 3, You can volunteer your time for the summer of available semesters.

The benefits to you of your involvement are significant. You will gain valuable skills that you can apply in your industry or research career. You will work with a team of excellent researchers that will help you to develop critical thinking and self-directed learning skills which are essential for a successful career in engineering.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Program

Our research group accepts 2 or 3 USRA program students each summer. To get involved in this exciting program, please contact Dr. Walus directly. To find out more about this program and how you can apply check out the NSERC USRA website.

EECE 400 / 496 Projects

Our research group accepts several 496 students each semester. To get involved in the projects listed below, please contact Dr. Walus directly.

Available Projects

Micro-fabrication of bio-compatible and disposable PDMS/glass inkjet dispensers

In addition to documents printing, inkjet dispensers have potential applications in printed electronics and bio-printing. For biological applications, there is a need for disposable inkjet dispensers to avoid the time consuming cleaning process of the dispensers. We are looking for students to help us in the design, micro-fabrication, and characterization of low-cost inkjet dispensers made of PDMS and glass.

For this project, the student(s) will (training will be provided where necessary):

    1, Help designing the inkjet dispensers.
    2, Prepare PDMS structures and bond them to glass plates.
    3, Design and prepare mechanical components for the printing experimental set-up ( e.g. using SolidWorks and commercial 3D printers).
    4, Test and characterize the fabricated devices.

Design, construction, and testing of a screen printing apparatus for microdevice fabrication

Printed devices are expected to play a significant role in future technology. Screen printing is a technique that has been applied to the fabrication of microscale electronic and MEMS devices for various applications including flexible circuits and sensors. We are looking for students to help us design, build, and test a new screen printing apparatus for making such devices in the laboratory.

For this project, the student(s) will:

    1, Review existing journal literature on screen printing and printed devices
    2, Design the mechanical and electrical components of the printing system using computer aided design (e.g. SolidWorks)
    3, Assemble, test, and characterize the system
    4, Document the design including CAD drawings, electrical schematics, and printing results