Internship | Electrochemical reactor modelling for production of bio-based chemicals

Do you want to contribute to development of more sustainable chemical production processes and get an experience of a researcher at TNO? If yes, start with this internship!



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

At TNO we developed several routes for electrochemical production of various chemicals from bio-based sources. There is a need of upscaling of those production routes and demonstration of continuous production. We need you to assist us in this interesting task. During your internship you will focus on modelling of an electrochemical reactor and 3D electrodes. With guidance, you will also propose solutions how to optimize such reactor and the electrochemical conversion process, work with experienced process engineers and electrochemists. The model will be validated experimentally. The internship will be performed in close collaboration with J.W. Haverkort (TU Delft). 

The project includes a literature study and reactor modelling (with one of the tools: COMSOL, MATLAB, Python). This internship will last for a minimum of 6 months, in case of a master thesis project it will last 9 months. 

What do we require of you?

  • You are enthusiastic and eager to learn about electrochemistry;
  • You are interested in chemical reactor modelling and have affinity to modelling tasks;
  • You can show a great deal of autonomy and have a structured approach in your work;
  • You can preferably start your internship in summer 2019.

What can you expect of your work situation?

At TNO you will work with experienced process engineers and electrochemists in collaboration with TU Delft.

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, 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 provides you with the opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO also 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 exceed yourself and your expectations. We also provide suitable compensation for internships. Click here to find more info about internships at TNO.

Application process

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Roman Latsuzbaia
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Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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