The neutron source offers jobs for students, for example internships, as well as bachelor or master theses and student trainee jobs.
Within these jobs computer simulations are performed, components of neutron instruments are tested, software is developed, new methods and concepts of instruments are tested and performed, experiments are designed and scientific measurements are performed. This is especially interesting for students of the following courses: Electrical Engineering, Physics, Engineering, Technical Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Scientific Computing, Mechatronics, Medical Engineering or Precision Engineering.
Included is the opportunity to experience research life and work in an interdisciplinary environment with scientists and engineers. We place special emphasis on the training aspect.
Open positions internships & student jobs
- Master thesis (m/f/d) - physics, engineering The working group “Reactor Physics” at FRM II is actively working on identifying and optimization of the fuel assembly. In order to reach the goal of a core with the lowest enrichment possible, a systematic parameter study is set up that aims to identify possible and compatible core designs. As a first essential step, several 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes to be used for high performance research reactors are available to perform a code-to-code verification based on experimental results. The usage of CFD tools implies a significant difference from traditional methods and therefore, the validation and verification of such CFD calculations is crucial. Abaqus CFD, a commercial software, is one of the potential candidates for such verification. One of the very few available experiments suited for validation is the Gambill Test, performed to support the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) program. This test involves measurement of heat transfer coefficients for forced convection of water flowing through an electrically heated rectangular channel.
- Practical Semester - B.Sc. Thesis (m/w/d) Physical Engineering - Computer Science - Electronic Engineering Our facility is home to NEPOMUC, the world‘s most intense antimatter beam. As NEPOMUC is an extremely complex machine, achieving high uptime, efficient beam optimization and quick debug of faults requires a stable and redundant control software with rigorous error handling. This has prompted the overhaul of the previous beam control software and the development of a new control/diagnostic system based on resident C++ daemons running on Linux servers. You‘ll be tasked with implementing, along with our team, a part of your choice of the new control system.
- Practical Semester - B.Sc. Thesis (m/w/d) Physical Engineering - Computer Science - Electronic Engineering Our facility is home to NEPOMUC, the world‘s most intense antimatter beam. NEPOMUC‘s instruments need to charge their sample holders to tens of kV to work which makes it extremely difficult to apply electric currents or potentials to samples during the measurement. This severely limits the application of e+ in the study of novel construction techniques of batteries, solar panels and integrated electronics. We are now developing an active sample holder, employing light to both power its onboard electronics and to communicate. You‘ll be tasked, with the support of our team and the TUM facilities, to build, test and program a prototype of this sample holder.
- Practical Semester - B.Sc. Thesis (m/w/d) Physical Engineering - Computer Science - Electronic Engineering Our facility is home to NEPOMUC, the world‘s most intense antimatter beam. Steering and optimization of NEPOMUC‘s beam requires devices capable of determining size and position of the beam across the transfer line; ideally fast, precise, reliable and inexpensive enough for an abundance of them to be employed. A possible approach to realizing such devices is that of partially shield the beam with charge collectors and to measure the collected current as a function of their position. You‘ll be tasked with building a working prototype of such device and characterize its performance.