Internship | Spatial ALD based materials development for solid-state Li-ion batteries

A challenging project to develop 3D compatible next generation Li-ion battery materials.



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

The aim of this student project vacancy is to develop & optimize innovative Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (S-ALD) processes for electrode materials and ceramic electrolytes. LiPON is a promising solid state ceramic electrolyte with wide implications, which still needs development to increase its conformal coatability and performance. The tasks include S-ALD of ceramic thin-films (with electrode or electrolyte properties), material characterization, battery cell preparation, testing and analysis. The student will also perform morphological and functional analysis, involving measurements like SEM, EDX, 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 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 motivating and enthusiastic battery team. Your tasks and responsibilities include: Literature research to benchmark the know-how present as state-of-art.
  • Perform experiments in laboratory and clean room involving mainly the deposition using S-ALD equipment
  • Material analysis (SEM/EDX, FIB analysis, etc.)
  • Cell preparation and characterization
  • 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.

Contact: Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Phone number: +31 (0)40-4020597

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


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