Experienced Combustion Engineer on Metal Fuels Conversion Technology

Experienced Combustion Engineer on Metal Fuels Conversion Technology

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6 Jul 7 Aug Eindhoven

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Job description

One of the newly discovered ways to generate power involves rethinking the way we use metals. People deal with metals every day and it may be hard to imagine that metals can replace hydrocarbon fuels. However, recent research has indicated that there might be huge opportunities for a carbon-free energy cycle based on metal fuels, with which it will be possible to supply power and heat when and where needed. In order to make fast oxidation of metals possible, they should be used as small (micron-sized) particles. In that case, they generate flame structures similar to those of gaseous fuels. Currently new burners and boilers are being developed to make this combustion possible. A large 100 KW burner/boiler (MP100) has been developed by a consortium of partners which recently has been upgraded to 1MW burner implemented in a 200 kW boiler. This boiler will be used as a boiler for brewing CO2-free beer from 2023 onwards. The candidate will participate in the project team and is expected to become the system expert over time. He or she will start with running an extensive experiment campaign together with the team, including a thorough analysis of the results. The goal is then to improve the design to meet the KPI's by implementing and assessing a new clean and efficient combustion operation into these new systems.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


Qualification of applicant

We are looking for hands-on, practically oriented, talented and enthusiastic candidates with excellent experimental and communication skills holding BSc (HBO) or a MSc in Thermo-Fluids, Power and flow, Combustion Technology, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.
A background and broad experience in energy conversion methods, preferably in combustion technology is required.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • An exciting job in a dynamic work environment and multidisciplinary consortium;
  • A temporary position of 1 year, but can be extended to 2 year;
  • Depending on knowledge and experience, the gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of € 2,541 and a maximum of € 3,247 for the case of a graduated BSc/HBO.
  • For a recently graduated PhD we offer a minimum of € 2,960 and a maximum of € 4,670 gross per month based on full-time work. This is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • The possibility to present your work at international conferences;
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called '30% facility', which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes;
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities;
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including end-of-year bonus (8,3% in December), an extra holiday allowance (8% in May), moving expenses and excellent sports facilities.


  • PhD; Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V35.5764


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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