Graduation internship

Are you interested in doing your graduation project in collaboration with TNO? TNO offers various topics within the unit of Mobility and the Built Environment upon research can be done.

You will join one of the five departments in Delft that are in the unit of Mobility and the Built Environment. Each department focusses on its own knowledge area, and often consists of multiple teams with specific expertise. In total almost 200 TNO colleagues are based in Delft. 
Your research is one of the links in the research programs of TNO. Within TNO you have access to modern research facilities (software tools, laboratories, etc.) and an extensive network to carry out your research. Depending on the subject, you choose a mentor who will help you with your graduation project. 

A few examples of graduation topics on which you can graduate with us, and research already carried out with our supervision are:
•    The topic of digitalization in the built environment with special focus on BIM, Digital Twins and Linked Data.
•    Fatigue life assessment of welded details or geometry transitions in bridges, and for offshore structures in combination with corrosion.
•    The safe and responsible re-use of structural components or material from disposed structures (timber, concrete or steel), or the use of new types of materials, such as new types of concrete or composites.
•    A full probabilistic analysis of a submerged floating tunnel or buildings subjected to wind loading.
•    Materials; fracture mechanics, failure modelling, composites and other materials in extreme conditions (cryogenic temperatures, combined with hydrogen, extreme load cases etc.).
•    Simulations; impact, advanced FE models, new modelling solutions like projective dynamics and PUFEM.
•    Integration of energy performance of buildings and environmental performance of buildings to improve the sustainability of buildings and reduce (CO2) emissions.
•    Investigating the self-healing capacity of asphalt or other protection mechanisms such as research in extracting oil from algae to develop new biobased rejuvenators, and see how this can be included in road design.

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

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