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PDEng position Elastomer Technology and Engineering / Apollo: PDEng position in Energy and Process Technology - Energy-Generating Rubber CompoundSpecifications
38.0 hours per week
maximum € 1828
University of Twente (UT)
Introduction to the project: currently, piezo-electric materials which generate electricity with mechanical strain, are drawing attention as energy-harvesting materials in tyres. Major piezoelectric materials are ceramics and polymers, but they have some deficits which prevent them from wide prevalence.
Piezo-electric ceramics are used for restricted purposes because of their fragility and heavy weight, although they generate relatively high electricity. On the other hand, piezoelectric polymers generate very slight electricity although they achieve flexibility by reducing the thickness.
Goal and prototype deliverable of the project: the goal of this assignment is to develop an energy-generating rubber compound that is flexible and durable enough to withstand all the forces that are acting on the material during the lifetime of a tyre. The energy output should be sufficient to power several sensors in a tyre.
The deliverable should be a prototype tyre with the newly developed compound and is generating sufficient amount of energy to power a TPMS sensor during deformation.
We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates in material development. Candidates should have a strong and demonstrable interest in elastomers and a background in electrical conductivity phenomena. Additionally, they should have affinity with tyre composition, properties and performance.
You need to be willing to enter a career in tyre R&D, as a successfully finished PDEng trajectory is linked to an appointment at Apollo.
Important professional skills are English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills both with academics and professionals, and you should be a pro-active and result oriented team worker in an industrial as well academic environment. Besides, you will be a member of an international group.
Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications through the link below until 20 March 2017.
If you have any further questions about the PDEng programme in Energy and Process Technology, please contact Gerrit Brem: firstname.lastname@example.org For specific information about this assignment, contact Mr. Louis Reuvekamp or Ms. Wilma Dierkes: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.
Conditions of employment
We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years, you follow a tailor-made post-master design programme with a combination of education (50%) and working on a design project (50%). The salary will be € 1.828,-- gross per month. Additionally, Apollo Tyres provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.
On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).
Besides, you will get a job offer from Apollo if this PDEng trajectory was successful from an educational, design as well as social background.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.