Transition to efficient use of sustainable energy is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. Therefore, TNO develops electro-switchable materials to for energy harvesting on surfaces exposed to solar light (e.g. buildings) in a smart way.
What will you be doing?
In this project, an experimental study will be done to study ion and particle transport under influence of electric fields and redox chemistry. Combined with the innovative nanomaterials technology of TNO, the experiments will be designed based on prior literature research. The internship will last for at least 6 months, longer is possible if preferred by the candidate.
What do we require of you?
You are a proactive and independent master student with background in one of the following areas: Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Knowledge about physical chemistry, reaction kinetics and basic electrochemistry is a requirement. Experience with potentiostats is a plus. Good communication skills in English, particularly for presenting your work and writing reports, is expected. Depending on the requirements of the university, the project can be combined with a master thesis.
What can you expect of your work situation?
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With approximately 5000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.
What can TNO offer you?
You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship 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 internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship compensation.
Has this vacancy sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Contact: Jonathan Ham, van den
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 60931