Post-Master PDEng: Innovative Dynamic Reactor concept for Heat storage (V34.3772)

Post-Master PDEng: Innovative Dynamic Reactor concept for Heat storage

Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
Technologisch ontwerper in opleiding (PDEng trainee)
Faculteit(en)
Faculteit Technische Natuurkunde
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
14/04/2019
Referentie
V34.3772

Functieomschrijving

Are you ready for a two year training program while at the same time receiving a salary? Would you like to be a member of the next generation technological designers of high-tech systems? Do you like to work in an international, multidisciplinary team of professional experts for the next two years? Would you like to apply your innovative, creative ideas in developing future industrial top products or develop yourself towards a System Architect? Then you should consider starting as a PDEng trainee at TU/e and gain a head start on your fellow Master students!

Design project

The main part of the program will be working on a design project. Presently we look for a trainee on the following project:

Innovative Dynamic Reactor concept for Heat storage (IDRW)

IDRW has the ambition to work on one of the main challenges of the future: A constant energy supply with help of renewable energy. As renewable sources are fluctuating and uncontrollable, a high demand exists for long term storage systems. In a house, almost 75% of the energy consumption is in the form of heat. Therefor a storage of heat will have a great value for the coming energy transition.

Within this project we will further develop a heat storage system based on Thermal Chemical Materials (TCM). These materials stores heat during a dehydration reaction and release the heat by hydration of the material. In the last year, TNO and TU/e worked on a new patented reactor concept. Within this project you will work on combining this reactor concept and transport of the TCM from storage to reaction area.

In this project, the transport of the material in the reactor area has to be engineered, characterized with lab experiments and validated with numerical models. In addition to the transport of TCM, the material has to be in contact with water vapor for the correct reactions. This is also one of the design challenges to be integrated into the reactor.

This project is part of a long term project developing heat batteries, whereby TNO (Dutch research organization) and Caldic (Chemical distributor and manufacturer) are working together in different European and National projects. This project will have strong interaction with industry and research institutes.

Functie-eisen

The position is open to MSc student from a top (technical) university with a background fitting to the project (physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering). There should also be proof of a high affinity with the design of high-tech systems. Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with members of a team are also important.

Next to excellent grades, we expect proven own contributions during the Final Master Project, motivation, personality, and a clear view on professional future.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer a fulltime temporary appointment for the period of 2 years. Participants will receive a gross monthly salary of € 1.913,--. Moreover 8% bonus share (holiday supplement) and end year allowance is provided annually. Assistance for finding accommodation can be given. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Information:
If you have questions about the content of this positon, please contact Dr. P.A.J. Donkers, e-mail: p.a.j.donkers[a]tue.nl.
For more general information about the PDEng traineeship, please visit our website: http://www.tue.nl/pdeng-trainees

Information about the employment conditions can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/careers/working-conditions/

Application:
You can respond to this vacancy by clicking on the button "Solliciteer op deze vacature / Apply for this job". We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Applicants are requested to upload (PDF files in black and white preferred):

  • A motivation letter
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of your BSc and MSc diplomas, certificates, lists of subjects and your results, as well as their certified (English) translations. In case your Master Transcript is not available yet, please ask your Students’ Office to provide a preliminary one.
  • Copy of your Final BSc and MSc projects including English abstracts and (if applicable) published papers (PDF files). In case your Final MSc Report is not available yet, please send a project description.
  • Contact details of at least two references
  • The results of your IELTS test. The minimum requirement is an average result of 6.5, whereas none of the sub-results should be less than a score of 6.

You can upload a maximum of 5 documents of up to 2MB each.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.