Internship | Innovative Dynamic Reactor concept for Heat storage

At TNO sustainable energy storage is addressed by looking into storage in long term storage of heat. Help us further develop a heat storage system based on Thermal Chemical Materials!



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Conversion and storage of sustainable energy is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. At TNO sustainable energy storage is addressed by looking into storage in long term storage of heat. Within this project we will further develop a heat storage system based on Thermal Chemical Materials (TCM). These materials stores heat during a dehydration reaction and release the heat by hydration of the material.

In this project, the transport of the material in the TCM reactor area has to be engineered, characterized with lab experiments and validated with numerical models. In addition to the transport of TCM, the material has to be in contact with water vapor for heat generation. This is also one of the design challenges to be integrated into the reactor.

What do we require of you?

You are a proactive and independent master student with background in one of the following areas: Mechanical engineering, Physics or Chemical Engineering. Knowledge and affinity to design of high-tech systems is a requirement. 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 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.

Contact: Pim Donkers
Phone number: +31 08886 61544

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


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