UROP Project

Arc wire spraying of offshore coatings through AI employment



Jan Müller

Program Director UROP


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Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
UROP International
Mechanical Engineering
Organisation unit:
Surface Engineering Institute (Institut für Oberflächentechnik)
Language Skills:
German or English
Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office programs
- Independent working method - Desire to learn new things - Team worker
Prof. Kirsten Bobzin


Wind energy plays a significant role in the generation of electricity from renewable sources. Offshore plants in particular, whose locations in the sea are characterized by continuous and high wind speeds, are becoming increasingly important in order to ensure a sustainable energy supply. This requires affordable and reliable turbines for use in the sea. This results in increased demands on manufacturing processes. In particular, the use of surface technology can significantly improve the performance and quality of the plants or make their use possible in the first place. Thermal spray (TS), as a part of surface technology, can reliably and fully meet the requirements for separate development and adjustment of bulk and surface properties, yet the technology is not used in some offshore applications. This contradiction is generally due to the fact that it is not possible to control and document the entire TS process chain with sufficiently low error tolerance. Within the scope of this


Your tasks in our vibrant and open team of thermal spraying experts will be: - Coating applications with production plants - Investigations of the coated specimen in an analytical and metallographically lab - Analysis of the results - Scientific writing to sum up your results and learn to work as a researcher in an engineering institute


You are student and have a high interest in the following topings: - Surface Engineering - Wind Energy - Material Science and Engineering