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Medior Scientist Heavy Duty Combustion Control

Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO

9042709 | HELMOND | Detachering | WO | 40 uur | publicatiedatum 


Over de functie

What will you be doing?

  • You are going to develop next generation combustion control systems, where you will be actively involved in defining new concepts and developing model based advanced engine control systems.
  • You model and simulate (using the Matlab/Simulink environment as well as in-house tools such as DYNAMO+) heavy duty internal combustion engines as well as develop model-based advanced control algorithms, in order to lower fuel consumption and emissions, in compliance with future emission targets.
  • You also support the real-time implementation of the newly developed control algorithms, using rapid control prototyping tools, supplied by dSPACE.
  • You test and validate the control algorithm by defining tests and measurement plans as well as you assess control system performance and stability based on test cell measurement data.
  • You present the technical results at national and international events and publish the research results in peer reviewed journals.
Within our multi-disciplinary internationally orientated team you will have a system developer / integrator role. By focusing on innovative solutions you will play a role in strengthening and further building on our position in the automotive industry.


What do we require of you?
You have a Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field, for example mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or automotive engineering, supplemented with at least 3  years of relevant professional experience.
You have a strong background in control theory, familiar with multi-input multi-output control system design. You are familiar with model building and system identification as well as you have a good understanding of real-time signal processing techniques.
You have a broad technical knowledge on control tools that are commonly used by the  automotive industry  (Matlab Simulink). You have experience in direct interactions with (international) customers and can help translate their needs into services and solutions. Knowledge on heavy duty diesel engines, combustion processes, optimization techniques and the experience with combustion engine software is an advantage.
You should be an effective team player and enjoy achieving results in teams of varying composition. Moreover, you should be willing to develop your knowledge on combustion control technologies and enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and practical pragmatism. We have a global customer base and hence you should be willing to occasionally travel to international customers.


We will boost your career through personal and technical growth. We’ll support you by offering a personal coach and the possibility to follow courses and training via our highly recommended Yacht Academy. We’ll offer interesting benefits and a market conform salary. You’ll become member of the team of professionals who share your education, ambitions and your competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues from Yacht in your own technology language! You’ll become a member of the yacht network, which stretches the high tech industry. You will be challenged by your peers. As a result you’ll be able to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date!


What can you expect of your work situation?
An increase in fuel costs and the need for decreasing the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ensure that the automotive industry is looking for highly efficient combustion processes for heavy duty applications. The Powertrains group’s core technology is model-based research and development to support the research and development of advanced combustions controls. More precisely, our focus is on developing models that support the development and optimization of powertrain control systems that optimize overall system performance using (virtual) sensors and model (predictive) control strategies based on combined emission and energy management concepts.
Within the Powertrains subgroup Ultra Efficient Engines we are expanding the control team and are looking for a medior scientist who has an excellent knowledge of controls applied for model-based development of complex dynamic products or systems (Robotics, Wafer Stepper Technology).  You are aware of the recent trends and developments in this field and can help translate client needs into working systems and solutions.
Our research group Powertrains is one of the leading players on emission management technology and has a longstanding track record in the automotive industry. We have developed our own extensive modeling and simulation tools to simulate both conventional (diesel) and hybrid electric powertrains and aftertreatment systems.
The group has its own state-of-the-art testing facilities, where we can measure complete engines including aftertreatment systems for real world emissions and fuel efficiency. We can perform steady state and dynamic measurements on an engine as well as on an entire vehicle (up to truck size) in our unique altitude climate chamber, and perform on-road measurements. We can use state of the art RCP tools to generate proof of concepts on component, system and vehicle level.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Thomas Slegers via telefoonnummer 06-10962879

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