David Arnold's Research Group

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Dr. Arnold's Research group specializes in:

  • Micro/nanostructured magnetic materials
  • Magnetic microsystems and electromechanical transducers
  • Biomedical applications of magnetic systems
  • Compact (<100 W) power/energy systems (wireless power, energy harvesting, interface circuits)

This diverse group of researchers and students are participating in projects fabricating new microwave/millimeter wave magnetic materials and components, exploring new wireless charging systems for wearables/implantables, developing new magnetic tools for biomedical exploration, inventing novel magnetoelectric antennas for next-gen communication systems, and deploying IoT systems for enhancing food crop production.

 

OPEN RESEARCH POSITIONS

Undergraduate Student Research Assistants - Multiple positions available.

Dr. Arnold welcome students from all backgrounds.  Typically, a minimum undergrad GPA of 3.5 is expected.  Positions are initially "volunteer," but will be eagerly converted to paid once competency can be demonstrated and specific goals are defined.  If interested, please email Dr. David Arnold (darnold@ufl.edu) with:

  • position #
  • resume
  • academic transcipt (unofficial)
  • estimated graduation date
  • 1-2 sentence describing grad school/career aspirations

 

Position #1

Project: Magnetic Nanoparticles and Symbiosis (Moore Foundation)

Location: 40% remotely, 60% on-campus 

Description: Design, optimize, and develop a magnetic coil apparatus to be used for magnetic field stimulation of live cells under a microscope.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Design/optimization/development of a magnetic coil apparatus
    • Student will use tools such as, MATLAB and COMSOL Multiphysics to model coil configurations that meet project’s needs (size, magnetic field intensity, frequencies, magnetic field gradients, etc.)
    • Student will build/wind coils and use tools such as, power supplies, amplifiers, oscilloscopes, and other electrical testing equipment

Requirements

  • Undergraduate student from a science/engineering discipline (ECE, PHYS, MSE or related)

Preferred Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of magnetic fields / coils
  • Experience with electrical testing equipment
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with COMSOL Multiphysics

 

Position #2

Project: Magnetic Nanoparticles and Symbiosis (Moore Foundation)

Location: 60% remotely, 40% on-campus 

Description: Design and 3D print a platform for a magnetic coil apparatus to be used for magnetic field stimulation of live cells under a microscope.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Design and 3D print a platform for a magnetic coil apparatus
    • Student will use tools such as, Solidworks, AutoCAD, or any other computer aided design (CAD) software to design the platform that meets a magnetic coil apparatus (to be designed by another student) and microscope needs (coil size, sample holder, microscope platform, lenses field of view, etc.)
    • Student will use a 3D printer, such as, Ultimaker 3 Extended (available in the lab) for the designed platform.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate student from a science/engineering discipline (ME, ECE, MSE, or related)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with a CAD software, such as, Solidworks or AutoCAD
  • Experience using a 3D printer