Master Student Mechanical Engineering, Energy technology or similar (f/m/x)


The Institute of Solar Research of the DLR conducts research into the technical and economic optimization of solar thermal energy generation at four different locations in Germany and southern Spain. The research and development activities are always application-oriented and close to industry. Our international team consists of highly qualified specialists and engineers who love and enjoy their work.

The technology of producing high-temperature working fluid from solar energy has great potential for use. A porous absorber as a receiving element plays an important role in this technology. The efficiency of absorbing solar radiation and transferring heat to the working body depends on the heat and mass transfer processes in the porous medium, which must be controlled. Optimization of the porous structure of the absorber in order to maximize the processes of heat and mass transfer will allow to achieve maximum thermal efficiency for the new model of the solar tower receiver in Julich. We invite you to take part in this research.

As part of your master's thesis, you will optimize the geometric parameters of a porous absorber to maximize heat and mass transfer processes in high-temperature open-type receivers. The results of your work will improve the existing design of the porous absorber and significantly increase the thermal efficiency of the CSP receiver.
You will be closely integrated into our diverse and highly motivated research team located in Jülich and Köln. The work will be supported by the Institute for Solar Research, leading experts in concentrated solar technology. An experienced colleague will support you throughout your master's work. The tasks and work schedule will be agreed with the responsible professor at your university. For FB4 students at RWTH Aachen University, the thesis can be defined as internal and can be supervised by a DLR professor who has a chair at RWTH.

  • You are looking for a final thesis project of a technical master program in the field of mechanical engineering, energy technology or similar.
  • You are used to work in a structured way and continuous improvement drives you. 
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics is necessary to focus on the essence of the thesis.
  • You convince us with your above-average academic performance and knowledge of optimization and modeling.
  • You are familiar with the development of numerical models and the differential equation of thermal conductivity.
  • Knowledge of English is necessary both to work with the supervisor and to work on the thesis. 

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-05-14
Location: Germany, Jülich
Categories: energy engineering, Energy technology, Mechanical Engineering, Student Assistants, technical, Technical Background,


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