Projects

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Projects

2017
November 13

Characterization of Fabricated Nanowire Laser Structures

Characterization of Fabricated Nanowire Laser Structures
As a Research Assistant at Walter Schottky Institut, Technical University Munich, I contribute to cutting-edge research efforts at the interface of solid-state physics, photonics and materials science.

 

keywords: laser, photonics, cleanroom, WSI, TUM

 

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September 26

Unidirectional Coupling of Light from Nanowire Lasers into Silicon Waveguides

Unidirectional Coupling of Light from Nanowire Lasers into Silicon Waveguides
Master Thesis, completed at Walter Schottky Institute, TUM. By means of numerical simulations, I have shown - for the first time - that via an effect called spin-orbit coupling of light, circularly polarized light generated in a nanowire laser can be coupled unidirectionally into a silicon waveguide.

 

keywords: numerical simulation, laser, silicon waveguide, spin-orbit coupling

 

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February 1

Computational Methods in Nanoelectronics

Computational Methods in Nanoelectronics
Numerical simulations in Matlab ranging from fundamental quantum mechanics to molecular orbitals calculations, Green functions, drift-diffusion and Monte Carlo methods.

 

keywords: numerical simulation, quantum mechanics, Monte Carlo
2016
December 20

FPGA-based MP3 Player

FPGA-based MP3 Player
An MP3 player which I realized in VHDL on a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro XC2VP30 FPGA board. Besides playing music, it offers extended functionality, such as fast forward/backward, speed up/down, mute and an interactive display.

 

keywords: MP3 player, FPGA, VHDL
September 27

Dipole Antenna Numerical Simulation

Dipole Antenna Numerical Simulation
Numerical simulation of a simplified dipole antenna. The solution - complex antenna current - is obtained by setting up and solving a system of equations with the Method of Moments. Furthermore, we compute far-field patterns and 3D electromagnetic fields are computed in the time domain.

 

keywords: numerical electromagnetics, dipole antenna, Method of Moments, EM field
August 19

CERN: TRACS – Transient Current Simulator

CERN: TRACS – Transient Current Simulator
During my CERN Summer Student research stay within the Solid State Detectors Lab, I further developed TRACS - a fast open-source simulator of transient currents in irradiated silicon particle detectors, in C++.

 

keywords: CERN, particle detector, FEM, C++

 

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March 1

Chua’s circuit, chaos and random numbers

Chua’s circuit, chaos and random numbers
Chua's circuit is the simplest electronic circuit exhibiting chaotic behavior. By employing SPICE simulations, I explored the system's sensitivity to initial conditions, the chaotic output signals and its potential use as a random number generator.

 

keywords: Chua's circuit, chaos, random number generator, SPICE
2015
September 2

Numerical simulations of crystalline silicon solar cells

Numerical simulations of crystalline silicon solar cells
By employing numerical simulations of charge transport in crystalline silicon solar cells, I studied the effects of different top contact configurations on the solar cell's performance and compared the simulation results and efficiency of an in-house developed simulator with commercial software. The results were presented at an international conference.

 

keywords: electrical numerical simulations, solar cell, COMSOL Multiphysics, ASPIN3
June 2

Android Bluetooth RC Car

Android Bluetooth RC Car
A real-time embedded-system in the shape of an RC Car: commands sent via Bluetooth from a self-developed Android app to a microcontroller, H-bridge controlled DC motors with variable speed and ultrasonic sensors for automatic obstacle detection and braking.

 

keywords: embedded systems, real-time, Android, C, Bluetooth
April 2

A security system for bicycles

A security system for bicycles
A project developed with two classmates, which won 3rd prize at the IEEE/Cosylab competition: our anti-theft system for bicycles, consisting of a microcontroller centered around several sensor and actuator systems, has advanced features such as distance communication and control, a robust electromechanical locking system, GPS sensor for localization, a dedicated Android app and a sound alarm.

 

keywords: embedded systems, IEEE, Cosylab, security system, Android, anti-theft
2014
September 2

Bluetooth-based communication system between a prototype electric car and an Android device

Bluetooth-based communication system between a prototype electric car and an Android device
During my summer work at a high-tech company Sistemi IN ES, I developed a system for communication between an Android device and the main computer of a prototype electric car "Chebela" via Bluetooth (the electric car was partly developed at Sistemi IN ES d.o.o.).

 

keywords: Android, Java, microcontrollers, C, Bluetooth, electric car
2010
August 2

Astronomy Camp: Launching a Model Rocket

Astronomy Camp: Launching a Model Rocket
During the Astronomy Camp, we spent nights observing stars and galaxies with professional telescopes and watched the Perseid meteor shower. My project was building and launching a model rocket and calculating its trajectory.

 

keywords: rocket, astronomy, telescope, galaxy, meteor shower