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Master Thesis Program 2023 – Cathode Active Material

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

Powder Material Characterization for Optimized Storage and Equipment Design

We are currently looking for a driven student to join our CAM Process Development team to work on an exciting thesis project focusing on characterizing powder materials, understanding their physical properties, such as flowability, and applying powder flow theory to the design of powder storage and processing equipment. The successful candidate will be based in our Västerås R&D Labs and contribute to our mission of creating a greener future.

The main objectives of this project are:

  • Investigate the physical properties of various powder materials, including flowability, cohesion, compressibility, and other relevant characteristics.
  • Conduct a thorough literature review on powder flow theory and its applications in designing powder storage and processing equipment.
  • Develop guidelines or recommendations for optimizing the design of powder storage and processing equipment based on the characterization of powder materials.
  • Evaluate the performance of the developed guidelines or recommendations using relevant case studies or simulation.

As part of this master's thesis project, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Characterize powder materials using appropriate techniques, such as particle size distribution analysis, rheological measurements, and bulk density measurements.
  • Analyze the relationships between powder properties and their impact on equipment design and performance.
  • Apply powder flow theory to develop guidelines or recommendations for the design of powder storage and processing equipment.
  • Validate the developed guidelines or recommendations using case studies or simulations.
  • Document your work and findings in a comprehensive master's thesis report and deliver a final presentation.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious, eager to learn and take on challenges. Our organisation values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit, and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

The ideal candidate for this master's thesis project should possess the following qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Chemical/Process Engineering, Material Science, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.Experience with or knowledge of powder characterization techniques and powder flow theory.
  • Familiarity with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Discrete Element Method (DEM) modeling is a plus.
  • Fluency in other languages and experience in a multi-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Moa Norman | Contact Person

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