As a thermodynamic researcher, you model cooling solutions for next generation drivetrains in machines and vehicles.
Flanders Make is discovering new grounds in high-performant drivetrains to optimize performance of machines and vehicles.
This research is supported by excellent lab infrastructure such as a cooling and lubrication test bench for power electronics and motors.
Model and optimize heat flows in innovative drivetrain concepts
As a young potential or an expert in thermodynamic research, you
Work together in a research team with expertise in high-performant cooling, energy storage, energy management and system integration for electrical drivetrains in vehicles;
Take the lead in heat recuperation and thermal management challenges.
For next generation designs of drivetrains & components flywheels in a car, new battery type in a ship, ) you
Figure out with the team how to cool the system, optimizing energy and heat flows, taking into account the total cost of ownership;
Integrate new out-of-the-box solutions for energy storage or heat recuperation, like phase changing materials, heat pipes, or other;
Virtually model the system (matlab), and discover the best solutions (heat exchanger, heat sink, fluids, );
Experimentally validate your results in the lab;
Present your work during internal / external meetings, (international) conferences
Actively collaborate with industrial companies.
Experienced engineers will also lead project teams. Young potentials will be coached by an experienced engineer.
Skills / Qualifications
Thermodynamic research engineer (young potential or expert)
A master’s or PhD degree in Thermodynamics, Thermotechnical Sciences, Thermal sciences, Fluid mechanics or Hydraulic Engineering.
Ability to understand new thermodynamic concepts power density, thermal resistance, heat transfer, heat flow, )
Insight in the physics of electrical systems (losses, transients)
Industrial (and academic) experience is valued. Minimum : a first relevant experience.
A broad technical interest in vehicles and industrial machines;
Affinity with lubrication is a plus.
Passionate about research and new technologies;
Result-oriented, responsible, self-directing;
Pro-active and take initiative;
Eager to learn.