Internship | Development of Novel Redox Flow Batteries for Large-Scale Energy St



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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Are you willing to help accelerate the energy transition? At TNO we have several openings for motivated students who want to learn about energy storage and its potential to help solving the main limitations of renewables such as solar and wind energy.

What will be your role?

The intermittency of the renewable energy resources such as solar and wind calls for the development of low-cost and scalable energy storage technologies in the form of batteries. Future road to commercialization of rechargeable batteries should address key points of low cost, safety and high performance, simultaneously. Aqueous rechargeable batteries have favorable characteristics of low cost, high safety and environmental friendliness. Among them, Redox Flow Batteries (RFB’s) have a prominent ability to tailor the energy density independently from the power output and thus have gained increased attention. You will be provide support in the fabrication and testing of a novel RFB concept developed at TNO. In addition, you will learn about flow chemistry, electrode preparation and characterization employing electrochemical methods such as EIS and CV.

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

You are an enthusiastic student looking for a 6-9 months unique research opportunity to complete a Master’s thesis. You have a chemical engineering, chemistry or material science/engineering background and you are eager to learn about electrochemistry, electrochemical methods and fluid dynamics. You are pro-active and independent with good communication skills in English. You can work independently while interacting with a diverse team of scientists/engineering/technicians with a wide variety of expertise to make up for a great learning experience. Practical laboratory experience is necessary for this position.

Among others, your main tasks will be:
  • Conduct literature search to benchmark the know-how present as state-of-art.
  • Reactor fabrication and testing.
  • Participate in group meetings, provide feed-back, discuss results, and propose solutions.

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: Paige Shirvanian
Phone number: +31629099983

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


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