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

Internship | Implementation of battery ageing models in a modular simulation framework

About this position

Do you want to make a difference in the energy transition? This role offers the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the acceleration of the energy transition for the automotive, maritime and off-road sector. The TNO powertrains department, located on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, works on innovative powertrains that enable high CO2 reduction even for the most challenging and hard-to-abate applications. One of the innovative technologies that we are working on in the powertrains department is batteries. Through significant expertise in battery pack concepts, powertrains with zero environmental impact are realized together with partners from leading NL, European and global industry.

What will be your role?

You will implement several ageing models in a modular simulation framework developed by TNO. You will be responsible for modelling, interfacing and creating user interfaces for the models in question. Additionally, you will contribute to the development of the general simulation framework and user experience.

The goal of the assignment is to implement at least two ageing models and compare their performance. You will be expected to summarize and report your findings.

Assignment tasks:

  • Familiarizing with existing battery ageing models
  • Simulink modeling
  • Creating user interface
  • Analysis and reporting

What we expect from you

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, for example automotive engineering, systems and control, electrical engineering.
  • You are coursing a master in a relevant field, for example automotive engineering, systems and control, electrical engineering
  • Strong knowledge in Matlab/Simulink
  • Basic understanding of battery modelling
  • You enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism.

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.

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