Internship | Modelling and optimisation of adsorption-enhanced reactions for a sustainable chemical industry
About this position
A sustainable chemical industry requires processes with enhanced efficiency, that run electrically, and based on circular carbon. By working with us in the roadmap Towards CO2 Neutral Industry of TNO Energy Transition, you will support the development of a sustainable chemical industry.
What will be your role?
Depending on the preference of the candidate and the ongoing projects, the internship may include modelling and optimisation work on various levels, ranging from flowsheeting and techno-economics to reactor design and kinetic modelling.
In the assignment, you will collaborate with TNO experts from the expertise cluster Gas Processing, Treatment and Conversion consists of 15 highly motivated researchers.
What we expect from you
The candidate is proactive, intrinsically motivated and able to function as part of a team; with affinity for calibrating models to experimental data, and able to present and discuss results in a clear and concise manner.
- Professional proficiency in English, preferably Dutch
- Experience in using modelling tools, depending on the assignment
- Solid command of mathematics, physics and chemistry at the academic level.
What you'll get in return
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.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.
At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.
The selection process
After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.