Internship | Safe and reliable (energy) production systems



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Experimental / numerical study on the mechanical / fluiddynamic / acoustic / thermodynamic aspects of future energy production systems to optimise them individually and in a system.

A project typically involves you to survey the literature to find out what has recently been done on the topic of your project. With this knowledge you then can decide which numerical model or which experimental setup suits best to address the challenge of your project. Your findings and analysis need to be clearly written down in a report for TNO to use in future.

The topics that the department of Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics (HTFD) is active in, are broad, but focus on the challenges in energy systems, for example:
  • LNG transport.
  • CO2 storage.
  • Geothermal wells.
  • Gas Production systems.
  • H2 in CH4.
  • Mechanical integrity.
  • Noise reduction.
  • Control optimisation.
  • Etc... 
The project itself, often has an experimental aspect, but it can be focussed on numerical modelling as well.

What do we require of you?

  • You work hard and independently on your own project, but ask for help if needed.
  • Knowledge on (aero)fluid dynamics and/or mechanics is preferable.
  • You can apply for a project by expressing clearly what you expect in a project, and what type of project you seek.

What can you expect of your work situation?

As an intern/graduation student, you will work as 'one of our colleagues' on your own topic. Challenges in your project? Curious to see what everybody else is working on? Just drop by your supervisor or other colleagues. You can read more about the department here.

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.

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: Jos Westende, van 't
Phone number:

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


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