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

Internship | Tyre wear particle emissions and their impact

About this position

Within the upcoming EURO 7 regulation by the European Commission there will be a limit on wear emissions from tyres. What do we expect from tyre wear emissions under real world conditions? And (how) can we measure tyre wear under realistic conditions? In this internship you will dive into the exciting new field of tyre wear emissions. Together with our TNO experts you will formulate answers to the questions above and help lay the foundations for this important new line of wear emissions research.

What will be your role?

For this internship you will dive into the interesting and upcoming new research line of tyre wear emissions. This is a relatively new field for which there is a significant lack of knowledge and experience on emissions under real world conditions. The intern will therefore have a sizable amount of leeway to take the research in their preferred direction. Most likely, however, the research will start with a thorough literature review finding and reading up upon other studies into tyre wear emissions and how their results can be benefitted from for the questions at hand. From the literature some first conclusions can be drawn such as the composition of the emissions, the order of magnitude we expect to see, on which (external) parameters the tyre wear emissions depend and even a first measurement set-up can be designed. Time permitting, a prototype of the measurement set-up can be built and data from a few tests may be collected and analysed. This is not mandatory given the short timeframe.

This research will be executed within the wear emissions expert team of TNO’s Sustainable Transport and Logistics division based in the Hague. The intern’s supervisor has many years of experience with wear emissions and measurement set-ups making sure any problems along the way can be dealt with appropriately. Apart from the research there will be ample opportunity for social interactions with STL and TNO: there are weekly intern meet-ups, team meetings, week starts and often impromptu drinks after work. The intern will be a full member to the STL team and will be invited to, and expected to participate in, all usual team activities.

What we expect from you

You are focused on achieving results and having influence and impact within TNO. You are socially involved, creative and able to think out of the box. You combine these qualities with a good dose of enthusiasm to work on sustainable mobility, both in a technical and policy sense. You take ownership of your work and you are a team player who solves problems together with others. You are also structured, analytically and qualitatively strong. You are strong in communication and you can listen "actively".

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.

Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.

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.