Electromagnetic Actuation System
Zhou Yuning and Su Jiachen are 2021/2022 outstanding graduates of Department of Electromechanical Engineering (EME). They won “ The Best Final Year Project” for the design and development of an electromagnetic actuation system. Zhou Yuning and Su Jiachen shared that the project uses three sets of coils to make the magnet “move”. A future application of this research is to put a very little amount of magnet which do not affect the human body into a pill, so that the pill can be delivered to the diseased organs in human body, so as to enhance the efficacy of treatment. Electromagnetic actuation system can be applied into dangerous or complex place that people hard to go in which has large potential in the future. In this research, there are 3 sets of coils, the coils can become Helmholtz coils or Maxwell coils by changing the driving method which can charge the magnetic field and control the size and direction of the internal magnetic flux through a computer. To finish this final year project, they not only need to have professional knowledge in the field of electromagnetics, but also need to perform sophisticated and complex theoretical calculations and excellent electromagnetic control ability. In regards of winning the Best Final Year Project Award, Zhou Yuning said that they cooperated very well with each other and really clear about their own tasks, each of them are able to gave play to their own strengths. They achieved a lot during the whole process although this topic is relatively challenging.
Enjoy the time in university
Looking back to the 4 years of university life, Su Jiachen said that he is a person who loves to handy work who enjoys doing experiments and often spend a lot of time in the laboratory. He shared that studying at UM has given students many opportunities to get in touch with cutting-edge technologies. “For example, during the summer break, you can assist Professor for their research to broaden your horizon or apply for a laboratory assistant to enhance your practical skills,” he said. In his spare time, Su Jiachen also actively ask professors for their advices regarding his research. In addition, the life at UM residential college has also enriched his life, allowing him to acquire knowledge outside of his major, such as learning local African dances and participating in wine tastings.
Fighting for their own future
When discussed about the reason of choosing the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at UM, Zhou Yuning shared that in addition to the long history and solid foundation of EME, it also has excellent teaching and learning resources. “EME Professors’ diverse and practical teaching strategies make lessons more fun, engaging and interactive, such as requiring students to do programming, designing their own games or making jacks,” he said. UM provides students with sufficient resources, and the key is to make good use of those resources. He often spends a lot of time to review the knowledge he learned from class, he also encouraged the junior students and students who are preparing to study the same major that they need to take the initiative to seek resources for themselves, and spend more time after class to discuss with professors. In the future, Zhou Yuning and Su Jiachen are going to study abroad and purse for a master’s degree. Su Jiachen will go to the University of California, Berkeley, and Zhou Yuning plans to go to the university Germany to continue his study journey, they wish to build their own future in the field of electromechanical engineering.