Internship | Characterization and modelling of mechanically flexible ultrasound transducers



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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Medical 3D ultrasound is the fastest growing medical imaging modality: it provides real-time images of the body at high speed, where necessary directly at the bedside, is relatively inexpensive and does not burden the patient. At TNO at Holst Centre, we are developing wearable ultrasound, i.e., a (hands-free) ultrasound patch that can be attached to the skin for continuous home monitoring as well as advanced imaging in secondary and tertiary care. Currently, we are working on a disruptive technology to realize flexible (large area) ultrasound transducer arrays. The student project deals with the mechanical and electrical characterization of polymer-based transducers.

What will be your role?

Your tasks will be:
  • Performing (electrical) characterization in cleanroom(s) and electrical laboratories
  • Analysis, modeling and presentation of experimental data
  • Modeling and documentation of results in a technical report, depending on results write a paper.
You will be working on cutting-edge research on a topic that is relevant to both academic and industrial research groups. To help you in this journey, we offer a flexible environment where you can be the leader of your own research while at the same time have support of experts to complete your tasks.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

Who are you:
  • You are a Msc student in polymer chemistry or experimental physics with both theoretical and experimental skills. Mechanical engineering students with experience with polymer materials are also encouraged to apply.
  • You have knowledge of lab equipment and measurements and modelling software through course and/or project work.
  • You are available for a period of 9 months.
  • You are entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
  • You are self-starter and able to work independently.
  • You have good communication skills in English

What you’ll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Contact: Laurens Peters
Phone number: [email protected]

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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