What will you be doing?
The aim of this student project vacancy is to do in-depth electrochemical studies of novel solid-state battery electrode materials and electrolytes deposited using several techniques including vapour phase or solution phase deposition techniques. The task will include, fabrication and material characterization, electrochemical cell preparation, electrochemical analysis. The student will also perform morphological and functional analysis, involving measurements like SEM, EDX, electrochemical testing of battery materials etc.
What do we require of you?
You are an ambitious master student with both scientific and practical skills looking for a thesis of at least 6-9 months. You have a electrochemistry, physics, chemistry, material science or applied science background. You are pro-active and independent, at the same time a good team player. Good communication skills in English is expected.
You will be part of a enthusiactic and motivated Battery team. Your tasks and responsibilities include:
- Literature research to benchmark the know-how present as state-of-art.
- Perform material fabrication experiments in laboratory and clean room
- Material analysis (SEM/EDX, FIB analysis, electrochemical testing)
- Electrochemical cell preparation, characterization, and analysis
- Participate in group meetings, provide feed-back, discuss results, and propose solutions to various challenging aspects
- Write intermediate experimental reports and final thesis report
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 3000 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; 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.
Has this vacancy sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Contact: Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Phone number: +31 (0)40-4020597