City:  Oberhausen
Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Thesis »Construction and evaluation of a 3-electrode measuring system for flow batteries«

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 applied research on Circular Economy, Carbon Management, Green Hydrogen and Local Energy Systems, 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 availability of resource-efficient and sustainable stationary electricity storage systems is a key pillar for the success of the energy and raw materials transition. One focus of applied research in the department »Electrochemical Energy Storage« is therefore on the new and further development of flow and non-flow battery systems. As part of the advertised thesis, you will design and evaluate a 3-electrode measuring system for flow batteries.


What you will do

  • Research on the state of the art for 3-electrode measuring systems
  • Construction of a half-cell test setup for flow batteries
  • Electrochemical investigation of various flow battery half cells
  • Validation of the measurement setup
  • Comparison with measurements in "non-flow" conditions


What you bring to the table

  • Studies in the field of chemistry, materials science, process engineering or mechanical engineering
  • Advanced understanding of electrochemistry
  • Independent way of working
  • Enjoy contributing your own ideas


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


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: 73603               


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