Postdoc Intensified Water Electrolysis

Postdoc Intensified Water Electrolysis

Published Deadline Location
27 Jul 14 Sep Delft
Intensify the production of green hydrogen with magnetic fields and pulsed electrolysis.

Job description

Green hydrogen from water electrolysis is becoming an important ingredient in realizing the energy transition, by storing large amounts of intermittent electricity and as a base chemical. The electrical resistances due to gas bubbles and those associated with kinetics, are sensitive to the use of pulsed voltages and application of magnetic fields. In this project, in collaboration with HyET E-Trol B.V., both will be studied in a zero-gap AEM electrolysis cell. Very high frequencies of applied voltages can lower the kinetic resistance (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.138052) while low frequency pulsing can generate synchronized spatially varying patterns that promote release of bubbles. Magnetic fields influence the multiphase flow through the Lorentz force (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-015-2029-0) but also impact kinetics. The use of ferromagnetic electrode materials will be further investigated.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We seek a self-motivated conscientious researcher (f/m) with good communication and self-management skills. A PhD degree in engineering or applied science will be required and experience with electrochemical measurement techniques is highly desirable. Knowledge of alkaline AEM water electrolysis will be beneficial.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 months.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.703 - € 4.670 per month gross). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

This postdoc position has a fixed-term contract of two years.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

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Additional information

HyET E-Trol is an energy tech startup based in the Netherlands, developing next generation electrolyzer systems for green hydrogen production. It is part of the HyET Group of companies which includes HyET Solar, HyET Hydrogen, HyET NoCarbon and HyET Lithium.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact dr.ir. Willem Haverkort (j.w.haverkort@tudelft.nl).
For information about the application procedure, please contact Ms Linda Verhaar, HR Advisor (application-3mE@tudelft.nl).   

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02643

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15 September 2022 via the application button and upload:

  • a motivation letter,
  • a detailed CV,
  • a list of MSc courses taken and grades obtained,
  • a copy of or link to your MSc and/or PhD theses,
  • contact details of 2-3 references.      

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15 September 2022 via the application button and upload:

  • a motivation letter,
  • a detailed CV,
  • a list of MSc courses taken and grades obtained,
  • a copy of or link to your MSc and/or PhD theses,
  • contact details of 2-3 references.      

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).