City:  Oberhausen
Date:  May 22, 2024

Master Thesis »Development of an evaluation method for redox flow batteries (RFB)«

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

As one of 76 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft we show how to not only master crises, but grow from them. Pushing boundaries. Always trying something new. Not just thinking, but thinking ahead. We turn research into the future.

We want an earth that is worth living on. With our research in the divisions of climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products, we make concrete contributions to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Our employees conduct research in the fields of energy, environment, safety, health, communication and mobility.

The "Electrochemical Energy Storage" department generally develops and refines electrochemical reactors, including redox flow batteries (RFBs). In the tendered work, an evaluation methodology is to be developed that combines both risk factors and performance data of RFBs.


What you will do

  • Research on existing evaluation methodologies
  • Establishment of evaluation criteria for RFBs
  • Weighting and categorizing the criteria according to risk
  • Incorporating performance data into the evaluation matrix


What you bring to the table

  • Ongoing studies in chemistry, environmental engineering, process engineering or similar
  • Basic knowledge of chemical risks and hazards
  • Basic understanding of electrochemistry
  • Independent and careful way of working


What you can expect

  • As part of a dynamic team, you actively drive sustainable solutions for a resource-efficient future
  • Opportunity to combine your knowledge from your studies with practical experience at the interface between business and science and to integrate your own ideas
  • New Work, diversity and cooperative interaction are important components of our strategic orientation
  • Flexible working hours - we know that your studies come first 
  • Flexible work locations that fit your studies - mobile work and on-site work are combined as needed
  • Intense support for the preparation of your final thesis
  • Health and mindfulness programs for good balance
  • You can find even more attractive benefits here: Fraunhofer UMSICHT as employer


The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this position:
Milan Selle
+49 208 8598-1268

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT 


Requisition Number: 72335               


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