Internship | Materials for Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings is a program at TNO/Brightlands Materials Center, focusing on the development of innovative materials and coatings that contribute to reducing the buildings energy consumption.



Education type

higher professional education (hbo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

You will participate in a team of scientists and research engineers at Brightlands Materials Center at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. Your tasks will involve the preparation of coatings or nanocomposite polymer films with tailored optical properties for use in windows or photovoltaic panels. Furthermore, you will be involved in characterizing the structure and composition of the prepared materials, and their performance in real-life and accelerated life-time tests. You will present progress and planning on a weekly basis.

What do we require of you?

We are looking for students (BSc or MSc) with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or material science, that have a hands-on mentality. Experience with working in a laboratory environment is required. Affinity with chemical synthesis is required. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are expected. The internship period should last at least 4 months.           

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 wellbeing 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 applications. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies to 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.

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. A team of experts will support you in your work and personal development. We provide suitable work placement compensation.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.

TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

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: Pascal Buskens
Phone number: +31631792891

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


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