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Internship – Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering

  • Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

🌟🔬 Calling all Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering seniors!🔬🌟

Are you ready to dive into the world of potentiostat circuits and revolutionize material evaluation for implementing new tools for our in-house R+D and testing. An internship project is open for designing a compact potentiostat/galvanostat for general electrochemistry measurements. During your internship, you support concept architecture designs and then take over the responsibility from feasibility to hands-on assembly to test ready state.

Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of electrochemistry through innovative instrumentation? Do you dream of contributing to open-source projects that empower researchers worldwide? Look no further – we have the perfect opportunity for you to improve your engineering skills in every direction!

What will you be doing?

As a senior student in Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering, you'll be tasked with building a high-performance potentiostat circuit. Typically, these machines cost thousands of euros, but fear not! We have open-source design articles that detail how to construct similar-performing circuits and work stations to have a hands-on project that you will own. Throughout your project, you will get assistance and advice from experienced engineers to guide you through the technical hands-on work but also software, electrical and electrochemical engineering challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Study and analyze the provided guidelines to grasp the underlying concepts of potentiostat circuits.
  • Provide input for component selection, circuit design (including PCB layout), and hardware.
  • Order necessary components based on the specifications outlined in example article ( )
  • Assemble the circuit under the guidance of experienced engineers.
  • Code, debug, and document embedded software.
  • Define and execute testing procedures for the code.
  • Conduct a final test run to ensure the circuit's functionality and performance.

Job requirements

What do we require from you?

  • You are currently, or recently finished your degree in Electronic/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering or a related field.
  • Familiarity with hardware electronics, preferably in high-current contexts.
  • Experience with microcontrollers like Arduino, ESP32, and PLC.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Knowledge of KiCAD or Eagle is an advantage.
  • Optional: Exposure to agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • A hands-on attitude for practical implementation.
  • Research mindset with detail orientation. 
  • Motivated to investigate and analyse protocols from manuals and articles.
  • A knack for creativity in engineering solutions.
  • Eagerness to learn, grow, and adapt in a dynamic environment.

Join us in revolutionizing electrochemistry research with an open-source mindset and a passion for innovation! Apply now to embark on an electrifying journey with us. 🚀⚡️

We are a fast-growing startup where you can contribute to revolutionize materials development, enabling researchers to find solutions for some of the largest planetary challenges (e.g., green hydrogen production, fuel cell development). We are based in a modern office with multiple labs in the centre of Delft. We have a non-hierarchical organisational structure with a diverse and international group of colleagues. You can join the daily free lunch and participate to the regular social events we organize. If VSParticle and the internship assignment inspire you, we encourage you to apply via our career site. If you have any questions before applying, or want to have a general discussion about VSParticle, feel free to reach out to our Recruiter.