Scientist flow and thermo dynamics | Eindhoven

Within the TNO department Nano Instrumentation, the Thermal Fluid Engineering (TFE) group is active in the field of flow and thermo dynamics.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

This group actively participates in large research projects in the fields of High Tech Equipment design for Immersion Lithography, Atomic Layer Deposition, Flexible electronics and High Performance Thermal Management. These projects are funded by governmental entities or by business-like customers such as ASML, Holst Centre and SALDtech.

The projects vary from developing a new concept or technology to problem analysis of existing machines or setups. Most projects are carried out in multidisciplinary teams. These projects require a combination of analytical capacity, physical understanding, experimental skills and CFD and numerical analysis using existing packages, like Fluent, Ansys, OpenFoam and Matlab. Typical topics are micro-fluidics, two phase flow, phase transition and fluid structure interaction.

What do we require of you?

You have an academic degree, preferably physics, mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering with a specialization in flow and/or thermo dynamics. You are capable of adjusting to a new domain and work pragmatically. Analytical and experimental skills are required. Experience with packages like Fluent, Ansys and Matlab is preferable. You like working in a team and can communicate with colleagues from different fields both inside and outside TNO. You are proactive, analytical, and have a structured way of working.

What can you expect of your work situation?

You will be working in the Thermal Fluid Engineering (TFE) group, which is a young and enthusiastic group consisting of 6 persons. Their home basis is at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The TFE group is part of the Nano Instrumentation department that consists of 50 persons and is based in Delft. A significant part of your work can possibly by performed at the location of one of our main customers close to Eindhoven.

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.

Application process

You can apply till the 8th of September. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 16th of September and the second round on the 25th and 26th of September. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

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

Recruiter: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752

Hiring manager: Frank Driessen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 64121

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


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