Scientist Material Modeling

  • Aanbod Attractive salary and fringe benefits
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8498500
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER, In dienst van YER
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

Within the TNO Materials Solutions department, we look at different aspects of materials engineering, ranging from characterization and performance to design. Our department combines know-how on materials using experiments and simulations in a wide range of applications. To reach such a broad scope we make use of computer-aided models based on descriptions at the most relevant scales involving the physics and chemistry of these materials. Current activities include e.g. the development of new chemical sensor concepts, drying technology processes and reactors for renewable energy. Our modern experimental facilities are well suited to carry out the necessary experiments in order to validate our results. In this way modeling certainly becomes an adequate tool to understand the materials-process relation, which is used to design innovative solutions for our customers.


At the moment the main focus of this position will be on developing models, for microfluidic particle sensing, for simulation of particle behavior of innovative drying processes (e.g. spray-drying).

Execution of model building and simulation studies;

-Creation of adequate physics-based descriptions
-Comparison and validation of model results with available experimental data;
-Improving and expanding existing models;
-Publishing and presenting your work both internally and externally.


Brightlands Materials Center is a recently established joint research center of TNO and the Province of Limburg in the field of polymeric materials, performing programmatic research that is driven by the industrial and societal challenges of tomorrow. Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, and a close collaboration with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and renowned universities and institutes see also

The research group has well equipped laboratory facilities at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven and at the Brightlands Materials Center in Geleen, and works together with a variety of industrial partners, as well as with actors from the knowledge infrastructure, including other research organizations and universities. The work is typically contained in multi-year and multi-client research and technological development projects, including those within the context of the European Framework Programs.
Currently there is an opening for a scientist Material Modelling in Eindhoven.


  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance


You preferably have a MSc or PhD in chemical engineering, physics or related field. Your competences include finite element modelling and simulation techniques, in particular COMSOL is required (extends also to similar CFD/FEM software). Experience with Matlab is needed, as well as with livelink for Matlab. Materials knowledge is desired. In addition experience with particle based models such as ab-initio and molecular dynamics, coarse grained particle modeling or similar, is welcomed in order to enable multiscale simulations.
You are able to express your thoughts and findings in a clear and concise manner both in oral and written. You are creative, with good analytical skills and capable of maintaining focus on the task presented.