Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Solar Fuels

Conversion and storage of sustainable energy is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. At TNO sustainable energy storage is addressed by looking into storage in (organic) molecules and solar fuels. In order to fuel the energy need of tomorrow

What will be your role?

In this project, an experimental study will be done on the oxidation and reduction chemistry of organic molecules in combination with catalysts. Combined with the innovative nanomaterials technology of TNO, the experiments will be designed based on prior literature research. The internship will last for at least 4 months, longer is possible if preferred by the candidate.

What we expect from you

You are a proactive and independent master student with background in one of the following areas: Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Knowledge and affinity to physical chemistry and reaction kinetics is a requirement. Experience with GC systems and potentiostats is a plus. Good communication skills in English, particularly for presenting your work and writing reports, is expected. Depending on the requirements of the university, the project can be combined with a master thesis.

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

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.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

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

Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.