Master student in engineering chemical, energy, industrial, environmental engineering or similar

Start your career with an interesting master thesis at DLR’s Institute of Future Fuels. 
High temperature electrolysis is a potential low-cost way to generate hydrogen, especially if this system is coupled with concentrated solar power to generate heat cost efficiently. Therefore, thermal storage units are used to ensure continuous operation. However, different configurations of such a system can be used and the optimal system remains to be found.

Within this master thesis you will develop plant configurations and analyze them from a technical, thermodynamic, and economic point of view. You will work out the integration of concentrated solar energy and high temperature electrolysis. Based on simulation studies you will be able to determine the basic economic figures for different process configurations. Your work will support the further development of efficient solar fuel production systems.

You will be closely integrated into our diverse and highly motivated team in the “Evaluation of solar production processes group” located in Cologne. An experienced colleague will closely work together with you and support you throughout the entire master thesis. The thesis project will be aligned with the responsible professor of your university.

  • you are looking for a final thesis project of a technical master program in chemical engineering, energy, process or environmental engineering or a comparable field
  • you convince us with above-average study results and knowledge on process simulation, thermodynamics and ideally solar technology
  • you are used to work in a structured way and continuous improvement drives
  • you are required to have simulation and programming experience to focus on the core of the thesis
  • ideally, you have already experience with process simulation software (like ASPEN Plus or Ebsilon)
  • you have adequate English language skills necessary for studying scientific literature

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: 2023-06-30
Location: Germany, Cologne
Categories: Chemical Engineering, energy engineering, Energy technology, Engineering, Environmental Process Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Industrial Engineering , Student Assistants,


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