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LIST website - Job offers https://www.list.lu/ Latest job offers from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology website. Master Student Internship in Visual Analytics of Large Text Collections (M/F) The internship will focus in particular on enhancing term tree visualizations available in Papyrus by investigating various term alignment strategies, inspired from state-of-the-art sequence alignment algorithms. The intern will also run user experiments to evaluate whether term alignment improves the interpretability of term trees. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3807&cHash=396b1ed652407e113b8cb8ffb7293c5e Master Student Internship in Personalization and Augmented Reality for a Smart City Visitor Guide The successful candidate will join the ADAPT research group, which focuses on Knowledge-based Context-Aware Adaptive Systems. She/he will integrated in the research group, working with the Group Leader and the Engineer responsible of the mobile app. The internship will take place at the premises of LIST in the “Maison de l’Innovation” situated in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg.
In the context of a European research project (www.crosscult.eu), we have developed a mobile app and web applications for the design, discovery and sharing of geo-localised points of interests (POI). The mobile app is designed like a game where users can walk from a POI to another, discovering stories about places, buildings or parts of their environment, can like or comment POIs and even create their own POIs that they can share with other users. The goal of the traineeship will be to enhance the mobile app ecosystem, so that they support 1) automated personalization features, including for example user profiling and recommendation of POIs to see or stories/comments to read; and 2) Augmented Reality features, to transform the user experience. This will be realized following an experimental approach where developed features have to be systematically evaluated in real settings with users. The user studies will be used to assess the usefulness of the new features and their impact on the user experience.
The project involves: 1) programming the new features with state of the art solutions (a small state of the art survey might be asked); 2) testing with users and leading questionnaire-based interviews to gather user feedback on user experience; and 3) analyzing the user survey to conclude on features’ usefulness and impact on user experience. ]]>
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Master student internship in Structural Investigation of oriented coatings and materials One of the objectives of the Materials Characterization and Testing Platform (MCTP) within the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department is to support the development new advanced materials. In addition, the MCTP offers on-demand analytical support to external partners in the frame of short-term service work as well as in longer-term collaborations with industrial partners. In the frame of such collaborations for instance, materials with hard coatings for wear protection and sensors are developed.
To achieve this, the MCTP has a constantly evolving expertise in a wide range of analytical techniques, which is in line with the needs of the research units. In that respect a number of high level instruments such X-Ray Photoelectron and dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometers are available. Regarding the structural characterisation, two X-Ray Diffractometers are available to answer analytical questions in relation to the crystalline structure of materials and coatings developed in LIST.
Project In LIST, researchers work on the development of innovative coatings and materials having specific properties. As the structure and preferential orientation often define relevant material properties for a given application, its structural characterization in a given state/environment is of high importance for the development of future application specific materials.
Mission
The aim of this internship is to develop and optimize methods and tools in order for interpreting data on materials/coatings showing preferential orientation. The candidate will learn how to use X-ray diffraction and will be involved in optimizing the tools and methodologies to investigate preferred orientation of coatings used in innovative applications. Before XRD analysis, the studied materials may also be investigated using other techniques like Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy in order to gain a more complete picture of the material in question. ]]>
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Master Student Internship: Développement d'un prototype logiciel d'aide à la planification dans le domaine de la construction (M/F)
  • la maquette numérique du bâtiment ;
  • le chantier connecté ;
  • le bâtiment intelligent.
  • Dans le cadre de l'axe relatif au chantier connecté, les travaux de recherche menés par le groupe DBEM visent à améliorer la gestion opérationnelle de chantier et portent sur différents aspects :
    • la collaboration et le management visuel pour planifier la phase de construction ;
    • la maquette numérique du bâtiment pour supporter la décision lors de la phase de construction ;
    • l’Internet of Things (IoT) pour monitorer le chantier et objectiver les décisions lors de la phase de construction.

    La coordination et le pilotage de la phase de réalisation des projets de construction est traditionnellement une source importante de difficultés. La diversité des intervenants, la multiplicité des techniques employées et la complexité grandissante des ouvrages, rendent difficile la collaboration entre les équipes en charge de leur réalisation. Initialement développé par l’industrie automobile pour améliorer la performance de ses chaines de production, le lean construction, ou « construction sans gaspillage » est une philosophie de travail dont l’objectif est de créer de la valeur pour les clients de manière durable, via l’amélioration de l’ensemble des processus d’un projet de construction.
    Parmi les méthodes employées le « Last Planner® System » ou LPS est une approche visant à fiabiliser le délai de réalisation à travers un travail systématique de planification grâce et pour les différents acteurs d’un projet. Conçue pour être collaborative, elle exige l’implication de tous les acteurs du chantier et applique les préceptes du Visual Management pour assurer la communication entre les corps de métier.  Depuis plusieurs années et au travers de cas d’étude concrets, le LIST déploie et teste cette méthode basée sur l’utilisation de post-it permettant d’identifier et de partager les tâches à réaliser, en les agençant de manière structurée sur des panneaux physiques. Conçus et positionnés de manière collaborative par l’ensemble des parties prenantes au projet, ils permettent de préciser leur granularité, d’identifier leurs pré-requis (organisationnels, humains, matériel, etc.), et de produire différents niveaux de planification pour assurer la gestion opérationnelle du chantier. Se basant sur un ensemble de scénarios de planification déployés sur un logiciel de Visual Management propriétaire gérant la couche graphique de manipulation des post-it, le travail consistera à concevoir et développer en javascript un proof of concept graphiquement similaire, mais offrant des possibilités algorithmiques supplémentaires, vecteurs d’innovation et d’améliorations fonctionnelles. A visée démonstrative, cette application permettra aux spécialistes métiers d’identifier et de tester les nouvelles fonctionnalités (traitement de données, règles métier) utiles au déroulement de la méthode, en vue de les intégrer au cahier des charges de la future release. Au sein du groupe de Recherche DBEM (Digital Build Environment Management) et en partie rattaché à l’équipe chargée des réalisations IT du Département, le stagiaire mettra à profit ses connaissances en développement full-stack intégrant plusieurs technologies. Outre l’utilisation des derniers frameworks javascript, il pourra également approfondir ses connaissances en conception d’architectures logicielles et bénéficier d’une première expérience de développement en lien direct avec des professionnels du secteur de la construction. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Consequential and Territorial LCA using system dynamics modelling (M/F) Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of LIST has an opening for an Intern position. The intern will be integrated in the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit. The latter includes 35 researchers developing knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability, toxicological risks and regulatory frameworks applied to human-driven systems, with the aim of supporting industrial and public policy making.
    The intern will conduct a research project on using the system dynamics (SD) concept and modelling framework to address some methodological questions in the fields of Consequential LCA and Territorial LCA. One of the advantages of SD modelling is the deterministic nature to simulate future scenarios for systems that have complex internal cause-effect feedback loops. Accordingly, SD may allow for more complete and representative system boundary definitions when dealing with allocation and system expansion issues. This may provide more robust environment impact assessments. By using specific SD and LCA tools belonging to the SUSTAIN Unit, the intern will develop a proof-of-concept model to simulate future environmental impacts associated with defined economic processes and spatial plans. The intern will work with, and be supported by, two PhD students of SUSTAIN conducting research on a related topic. The long-term aim of the internship project is to provide the methodological basis for future research and development activities of SUSTAIN towards the integration of SD modelling with environmental sustainability assessment tools, like LCA. In particular, the following specific tasks will be performed by the trainee:
    • Literature review of consequential and territorial LCA methods suitable for integration with SD modelling
    • Experimentation with LCA-SD method integration
    • Application of advanced consequential LCA-SD models to a territorial scale case study
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    Master Student Internship in Inkjet Printing of Transparent Piezoelectrics (M/F) Trainee will use the existing knowledge on inkjet printing of piezoelectrics on silicon and perform it on alternative substrates. The work will consist of the following steps:
    • synthesis of the inks (based on chemical solution deposition);
    • inkjet printing (jetting of the inks, control of interaction of the inks with the substrate, crystallization at high temperatures);
    • microstructural and electromechanical characterization of the structures.
    Trainee will have the opportunity to perform multidisciplinary work in state-of-the-art chemical laboratory, clean room and characterization facilities of LIST. He/she will have access to different processing techniques, such as inkjet printer and rapid thermal annealing, together with different characterization techniques, including scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer, profilometer, spectrophotometer, ferroelectric and piezoelectric testers. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Ensuring the re-usability of road safety open data across North West Europe (GRASPER) (M/F) BE-GOOD is a transnational project aiming to unlock, re-use and extract value from public open data to develop innovative data-driven services in the area of infrastructure & environment. Road safety open data is recognized as high value datasets according to the European Commission, however BE-GOOD, in which LIST is the technical partner, allowed the identification of many barriers faced by researchers, civil servants and in general all those involved in road safety in the North-west Europe (NWE) area. The intern will have to address the following tasks:
    • State-of-the-art: Identification of data required for road safety issues;
    • Mapping the release of road safety open data in NWE;
    • Analysis of available data: types (e.g. networks, traffic, weather, etc.), models, formats, parameters, semantics, quality of data and metadata, etc.;
    • Identification of the barriers to data interoperability;
    • Proposal of solution(s) to overcome identified barriers;
      • Research design taking into account the intern’s background;
      • Design and implementation of a demonstrator based on the intern’s research activities;
      • At least one final scientific publication.
    The internship is to be led in an interdisciplinary perspective combining technical approaches (such as data analytics) and qualitative methods, as BE-GOOD allows organizing interviews with road safety practitioners and data scientists from the consortium (NL, FR, etc.). ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in precision agriculture (M/F) In integrated pest management (IPM), pests are controlled, when the costs of control correspond with the damage caused by a pest on a monetary scale, implying that low pest levels are left uncontrolled. The disease incidence at which control actions need to be taken for avoiding economic losses was termed the control threshold. Many models forecasting epidemiologically important parameters such as minimum spore densities needed for infection, infection severity classes or newly expressed symptoms were developed in plant pathology. Unfortunately, none of these models predicts the economically relevant control threshold directly making an application in precision agriculture where pesticides and other inputs shall be used precisely when they are needed where they are needed, difficult. We recently developed a new approach for forecasting when the most damaging fungal pathogen in wheat in Luxembourg needs to be controlled. It is the purpose of this internship to validate this approach with various validation methods including leave-one-out cross-validation and using newly acquired external data. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3798&cHash=3616c348f26040a6d749ba29df015566 Master Student Internship in Investigating the influence of land-atmosphere coupling and stomatal control on water vapour and trace gas fluxes (M/F) The exchange of water vapour and trace gases between biosphere and atmosphere occurs through turbulent transport (mixing) of these air constituents towards and away from the surface. Plants exert a major control on this exchange as the uptake of CO2 and the simultaneous release of water vapour through plant stomata (transpiration) is accompanied by uptake or emission of atmospheric trace gases, such as e.g. ozone. Evaporative water losses and the simultaneous exchange of trace gases with ecosystems are strongly determined by vegetation through the dynamic control of the surface (stomata) conductance. Meteorological conditions such as rainfall, solar radiation and vapour pressure deficit strongly influence this conductance by modulating soil moisture and atmospheric demand for water vapour. This internship aims to explore the interaction of evapotranspiration and trace gas fluxes based on existing data sets (Eddy Covariance) using modelling approaches. In this context, the influence of land-atmosphere coupling and stomatal control on the interaction between evapotranspiration and trace gas fluxes (preferably ozone deposition) will be investigated. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3799&cHash=d996ee28e3504626479257fb81a034d0 Master Student Internship in the implementation of a capture-recapture study on newts using camera traps (biology, zoology or biostatistics) (M/F) The OCE is actively engaged in the development of innovative biodiversity observation tools. In this frame, the NEWTRAP project (FNR-PoC) aims to develop a camera trap to improve standardised monitoring schemes of newts. A population estimate requires individualising each specimen for the need of the capture-recapture analysis. For newts, standard methods like funnel traps or nets are so laborious and invasive that population estimates are rarely implemented, and almost never on long-term. The NEWTRAP project already demonstrated that a camera trap is able to produce high-resolution time series of newt observations based on the automated production of belly pictures in ponds for days. The project includes as well the development of computer-based solutions to automate image and data processing.   The aim of this training offer is to undertake a capture-recapture campaign comparing a standard method (funnel trap) with the newt camera trap. This training includes fieldwork, data encoding and management, and computation of capture-recapture analyses.     ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3800&cHash=cc408d7913d0464ba604ffe2157c32b5 Master student internship in Polymer chemistry and polymer processing (M/F)
    • Nano-particle dispersion
    • Nano-composite reactive modification and blending
    • Characterisation of the properties of the resulting materials
    • Potentially: ageing resistance characterization of those particle/polymer interfaces
    This internship will consist in exploring a new process consisting of connecting in tandem two extruders. Commodity polymers with large differences in viscosity will be evaluated (e.g. Polyesters and elastomers). Besides reactive comptabilization will be run.  
    Functional properties (mechanical, scratch resistance, etc.) shall be connected to physico-chemical structure using different techniques (e.g GPC, IRTF, DSC, TGA, molecular weight, etc.).
    Finally, a selection of potential applications for the best blends should be envisaged.  
    A presentation in English of results. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Data Analysis and Visualisation in Smart Waste Collection Systems (M/F) The purpose of this internship is to retrieve and pre-process databases imported from a waste management company in order to analyse the current waste collection processes. The activities include the preparation of various datasets for efficient processing and analysis by cleaning and integrating them into a unified platform. During this internship, the selected student will have to:
    • Analyse spatial and temporal distributions of end-users’ needs in terms of waste collection. This will serve as a valuable input to schedule optimised collection paths.
    • Investigate and implement data anonymisation techniques and personal data protection issues.
    • Design a visualisation tool enabling a deeper data analysis (e.g. detection of periodic behaviours per customer and more generally customer characterisation/fingerprint based on temporal distribution of waste collection needs).
    • Perform initial deployment and test of ultrasonic sensors that will be used to monitor in real-time the fill-level of smart bins.
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    Master Student Internship in Data treatment for high-resolution correlative microscopy (M/F) We are looking for a highly-motivated Master student to participate in a project focussing on developing new data treatment methodologies to enable highest-resolution correlative microscopy. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in programming with ability to code analytical mathematical functions for numerical data treatment with applications in correlative image treatment. A background in physical sciences will be helpful to understand the origins of image contrasts and to formulate them mathematically for subsequent data treatment. The images coming from different types of imaging modes shall be enhanced and correlated to obtain new insights about the samples. For example, we have recently shown 2-dimensional image fusion of images taken from the same area but by different imaging techniques, in which high-resolution Electron Microscopy images are correlated with high-sensitivity (but relatively low-resolution) Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry images. Features such as the different contrast mechanisms, mismatches in the pixel-sizes and image distortions shall be taken into account numerically (e.g. frequency-domain filtering) to avoid or minimize potential image artefacts. There are a number of possible future directions to adapt and extend our present activities on these topics, for example to 3D or 4D or 5D image correlation. The specific topic for the internship can be tuned to fit the student’s background and interests. These topics are part of an active and fertile research area and therefore, the output produced by the Master’s student could potentially result in good quality scientific publications.

    Key accountability
    • Understand the origins of image contrasts and formulate them mathematically for subsequent data treatment;
    • Programming correlative image treatment methodologies;
    • Discuss results with the project leader;
    • Participate in project and group meetings;
    • Write progress report.
    Key skills and qualifications
    • Master student in physics, computer science or similar with excellent programming skills;
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
    • Good interpersonal skills.
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    Master Student Internship in Unravelling sputter processes for nano-sized objects (M/F) We are looking for a master student to investigate the modification and sputtering of nano-sized objects under ion-beam irradiation. Nowadays, ion beams play an important role for the development and characterisation of nanomaterials. For the characterisation of the latter by secondary ion mass spectrometry and electron microscopy, it is essential to understand how the shape and surface curvature of small objects influence the intensities of electron and ion signals emitted under ion irradiation in order to convert the recorded signals correctly into concentrations. During the internship, the master student will have the opportunity to get training on an instrument equipped with a focused ion beam (FIB), to prepare nano-sized features with controlled and known curvature, and to study the intensity of electron and ion signals as a function of the size and curvature of the nano-objects. The overall objective is to correction images obtained by ion and electron microscopy for any artefacts related to topography. The internship may lead to a PhD thesis on a similar topic.

    Key accountability
    • Follow a training on a FIB (focused ion beam instrument) and perform experiments for sample patterning and sputter rate measurements;
    • Discuss results with the project leader;
    • Data interpretation;
    • Participate in project and group meetings;
    • Write progress report.
    Key skills and qualifications
    • Master student in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or any related field;
    • Interest in particle  - surface interactions;
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
    • Good interpersonal skills.
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    Master Student Internship in Employing high-resolution correlative electron microscopy and secondary ion mass spectrometry imaging to study toxicology in biological samples (M/F) The Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics (AINA) group of the MRT department at the LIST is renowned for developing innovative nano-analytical techniques for materials characterization and life science applications. During the past few years we have been developing in particular a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) add-on system for the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) and for a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) as well as an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) system that we integrated in our NanoSIMS, allowing the advantages of high spatial resolution with high sensitivity chemical information to be combined. The research activities of the AINA group cover fundamentals, instrument development and applications.
    We are looking for an intern to participate in a project exploring the effects of oral exposure and gut-targeted toxicity of emerging environmental pollutant perfluorinated carboxylic acid (PFCA) under chronic stress. PFCA has been widely used for many industrial purposes and consumer-related applications (e.g. repellent coatings, surfactants and photographic devices) and therefore it is omnipresent in our environment. Within this project, we are offering the opportunity for a Master student to complete an internship within our facilities, focussing on in vitro biology-based approaches with state-of-the-art imaging techniques such as Electron Microscopy and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). The main tasks of the student will be to work with in vitro biological samples, develop sample preparation methodologies for electron microscopy imaging, learn and subsequently perform correlative EM-SIMS imaging, and treat data. Additionally, if the candidate shows adequate skills and interest in these fields, it will be possible to continue research as a PhD candidate within the same project. Key Accountabilities
    • Perform a scientific review of available literature in the field of research;
    • Learn and perform sample preparation for electron microscopy;
    • Receive a training on relevant state-of-the-art instruments and perform imaging analyses;
    • Discuss results with the project leader;
    • Interpret the results;
    • Participate in project and group meetings;
    • Write progress report.
    Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications
    • Master student with a university education focussing on biology, biochemistry, chemistry, materials science or similar;
    • Interest in microscopy, mass spectrometry and toxicology;
    • Practical experience in instrumentation and/or wet laboratory;
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
    • Good interpersonal skills, organized, critical.
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    Master Student Internship in Physical Vapor Deposition of Nitride based coatings for mechanical applications at high temperature (M/F) The internship position will assist tour going investigation on the physical vapor deposition (PVD-sputtering) of functional nitride thin films. The Master student will notably focus on the 1) PVD parameters of the coatings; 2) Physico-chemical characterizations of the coatings, e.g. SEM, DRX, SIMS and 3) study of its functional properties as hardness, and wear and oxidation resistance. An internship report written in English is expected at the end of the training period. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3787&cHash=0402f7afd486f58fd8f61856f42eba5e Master Student Internship in Chemical Vapour Deposition of conductive metal-organic thin films (M/F) The internship position will assist our ongoing investigations on the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) of functional metal-organic thin films. The Master Student will notably focus on the 1) CVD of the metal-organic thin films; 2) Physico-chemical characterization of the coatings, e.g. Raman and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, AFM and SEM; and 3) Study of the reaction mechanisms by means of density functional theory (DFT). An internship report written in English is expected at the end of the training period. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3772&cHash=2ccfe6750c4cb4998f19a700a287e41f Master Student Internship in Mapping Ecosystem Water Use and Stress by Integrating Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing (M/F) Tasks:
    • Download and pre-processing of satellite images
    • Derivation of fAPAR from optical remote sensing data
    • Derivation of land surface temperature from thermal satellite data
    • GIS analysis (map overlay, value extraction, point interpolation)
    • Statistical analysis
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    Master Student Internship in Graphical Interface for a composite material software (M/F) Heterogeneous composite material consists of a matrix filled with one or several heterogeneities to enhance its intrinsic properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc.). Composite with desired properties can be achieved simply by controlling the distribution, shape and orientation of the heterogeneities within the matrix. LIST researchers have created a toolbox combining imaging tools and techniques with numerical mechanics methods to virtually create composite materials with tailored physical and mechanical properties. The programming was done in Python and a rudimentary graphical interface was realized with the module Tkinter. The Mahotas and Mayavi libraries are used for image analysis and visualization. The student will develop a user-friendly graphical interface. Visualization of 3D objects will therefore be an important aspect of the work. Project plan:
    • Task1: Understand the existing structural scheme of the python code towards possible reorganization of the code structure (1 month)
    • Task2: Develop a user-friendly graphical interface (4 months)
    • Task3: Final report
    Expected outcomes:
    • Student will get familiar with advanced methods for software graphical interfaces development and visualization tools
    • User-friendly graphical interface
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    Master Student Internship in Development of a conceptual and mathematical framework integrating compound specific isotope analysis signals of pesticides and transit time distributions in the subsurface (M/F)
    Up to now, CSIA has been mostly used to study groundwater contamination by petroleum compounds, but the technique could also be applied to micropollutants such as pesticides. CSIA typically relates fractionation to reacted mass, but the dimension of time can be easily introduced. Furthermore, the effect of the distribution of transit times in the aquifer on the (measured) bulk isotopic composition of the samples can be calculated using a lumped-parameter approach.

    The trainee will work in the group Agro-environmental Systems on the development of a theoretical framework to describe the evolution of the isotopic composition of pesticide transformation products (TPs) as a function of transit time in the subsurface.
    The tasks of the trainee will be to develop a mathematical framework for the use of CSIA for pesticide transformation products in groundwater. Specific tasks will be to :
    • integrate TPs in the equations describing changes in isotopic composition with increasing formation and further degradation
    • couple these modified equations with weighing functions describing the transit time distribution of solutes in aquifers
    • explore, using the obtained equations, the relationship between fractionation factors and transit time parameters
    Time allowing, preliminary measurements might be undertaken on a few groundwater samples. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Estimating floodplain water levels from space (M/F) Enhanced methods for monitoring temporal and spatial variations of water depth in rivers and floodplains are very important in operational water management. Currently, variations of water elevation can be estimated indirectly at the land-water interface using sequences of satellite EO imagery in combination with topographic data. In recent years high-resolution digital elevation models (DEM) and satellite EO data have become more readily available at global scale. The successful applicant will join our internationally leading team working on developing a recently introduced approach for efficiently converting remote sensing-derived flood extent maps into water depth maps using a floodplain’s topography information. These developments should enable large scale and near real-time applications and only require readily available EO data, a DEM and the river network as input data. The ongoing research targets the implementation of a hierarchical split-based approach that subdivides a drainage network into segments of variable length with evidence of uniform flow. Further testing should evaluate the impact of the resolution and accuracy of the EO data and the DEM on the results. For this reason different DEM data sets, including the recently published high resolution high precision TanDEM-X data set, will be considered in the processing chain. Moreover, different satellite EO data sets, such as Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X and Envisat ASAR will be used and results inter-compared. A comprehensive evaluation of the obtained water depth maps with hydrodynamic model results and in situ measured water level recordings will be carried out on a number of test sites in the United Kingdom and Mozambique. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3724&cHash=4e0aa4dcd445f7064ce05dfe2bdb832d Master Student Internship in Integrating the modelling of consumer behaviour towards environmental information into Life Cycle Assessment (M/F)
    The "Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of LIST has an opening for an Intern position. The intern will be integrated in the Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) Unit, which develops knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems.
    The Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) is developing software tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for companies and policy makers.

    One emerging topic is the impact of consumer behaviour influenced by environmental information presented to them. This information can range from single indicator at the moment of purchase to ecolabels (e.g. ISO 1402X family) and large-scale campaigns. It is argued that the effectiveness of information depends on the consumers’ trust, which in turn depends on their knowledge of the presented information. To this end, a combination is needed of methods that assess the environmental impact of products, e.g. LCA, with those that model human behaviour, e.g. agent-based modelling (ABM), in this case towards environmental information. This coupling can go both ways as, on the one hand, LCA provides supportive environmental information that can influence behaviour and, on the other hand, behaviour will define which products will be selected, influencing the environmental impact of production systems such as that of regions or populations.

    The purpose of the internship is to contribute to the conceptual modelling, coding and data collection/processing in the context of two case studies investigating the impact of human behaviour using ABM/LCA coupled simulators. The coding would result in one or several code bricks that can be used to easily integrate such ABM module into LCA. An additional research question to consider, deals about the uncertainty of such modelling efforts, especially related to human perception and how to characterise it.

    The internship project will have four distinct tasks:
    • Collect information on environmental information in the context of the two case studies, among else from literature
    • Contribute to processing of methodological results, e.g. from LCA, into the formats presented towards the consumers
    • Collect data needed to build a conceptual model (ABM) of consumers’ behavior towards environmental information
    • Contribute to coding efforts of conceptual models in both case study contexts
    The first case study lies within the CONNECING project (https://www.list.lu/en/research/project/connecting/) investigating mobility policy scenarios, during which environmental information (e.g. ecolabels) affecting car purchase and emergence of electro mobility is planned to be investigated. The second case lies within a study investigating the impact of circular business models for PVC flooring, comprising recycling and a take-back or leasing system. ]]>
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    Master Internship in Market analysis for Life Cycle Assessment & Digitalization (M/F)
    The "Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of LIST has an opening for an Intern position. The intern will be integrated in the Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) Unit, which develops knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems.
    The Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) is developing software tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for companies and policy makers. The increasing digitalization of manufacturing and consumption practices, along with the introduction of new technologies (Internet of Things, Blockchain, Building Information Modelling among others…) is likely to disrupt the way such software tools may operate in the future, e.g. regarding the collection of inventory data or the definition of scenarios based on real time feedback from users.  

    The aim of the internship project is to undertake specific tasks including:
    • Benchmark analysis of life cycle assessment software tools and prototypes already including functionalities to cope with the digitalization trend,
    • Literature review of the interest and expectation of companies and policy-makers regarding environmental evaluation
    • Investigation of market challenges, short-term and long-term scenarios for the dissemination of LCA tools
    • Preliminary market analysis for the integration of new IT technologies in LCA software tools
    • Linking technological and market data
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    Master Student Internship in Design of hybrid films by means of spray/casting technology (M/F) The major aim of this internship will be to develop and use a totally new spray/casting technique allowing for the deposition of noble metals, oxides nanomaterials and complexes, allowing to design new conducting and transparent low cost electrodes for electronic. We will research on the parameter space for the spraying of nanomaterials, and to tune the composition and spraying design to achieve robust and highly efficient electrode performance. Parameter space that needs fine-tuning include porosity, interconnectivity, mechanical strength, etc. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3698&cHash=7c6fb1ca61d92735e7d8426b75dc5d20 Master Student Internship in Exploration of new CNTs based anodes for Li-ion electrochemical energy storage (M/F) The aim of the internship will be to synthetize CNTs with tailored functionalization and immobilize them onto commercial metal substrates available in the lab. The immobilized CNTs will be characterized with techniques like scanning electron microscopy, scanning transmission electron microscope and contact-angle measurements. The electrochemical energy storage properties of the anodes based on these CNTs will be analysed in half electrochemical cell with Lithium counter/reference electrodes. As the mounting of the electrochemical cell will be done in a glove box, the selected candidate will work during a non-negligible time into a glove box. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3699&cHash=75caa011c914295171e486fd1d727093 Master Student Internship in Realisation of a characterization bench and optimization rules for an Energy harvester (M/F) We currently running a project which we’re looking at the realization of new nanotechnology based generators. The mechanisms by which the energy is collected are based on effects such as piezoelectricity, photoelectricity, thermoelectricity, electromagnetism and triboelectricity. Thus, for the sake of innovative solution that offers an optimal performance, it is vital to characterize properly this new devices. The realisation tasks will make use of instrumentation, data acquisition software, data treatments and mechanical parts design. These assembly will serve to the realization of an innovative prototype. The several outputs of the energy harvester prototype will deserve very specific data treatment with the implementation of test matrices and correlation algorithms to obtain optimization rules. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/interns/internship-offer/?tx_listjob_listjobdisplay%5BlistJob%5D=3697&cHash=a9cb89d4fb84f0a5ce1503e4bd92e1b7 Master Student Internship in Planar mm-wave waveguides based on polar oxide dieletrics (M/F)
    Application wise, we are interested in transmission lines based on ferroelectric materials. These devices are of strong interest regarding autonomous wireless sensor networks.
    The purpose of this internship is the design and testing of mm-wave coplanar waveguide structures based on our technology. The design is based on the Comsol simulation software platform, the main characterization tool is the VNA/probe station setup. Inkjet printing fabrication technology could also be improved during this internship according to the candidate motivation. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Vibrating energy harvesters with piezoelectric films (M/F)
    Application wise, we are interested in vibrating energy harvesters based on piezoelectric materials. These devices are of strong interest regarding autonomous wireless sensor networks.


    The purpose of this internship will be the electrical and mechanical characterizations of LIST energy harvesters based on our technology. The specific characterization tools are an impedance analyzer, a vibrometer, a piezoelectric set-up and an in-house energy harvesting platform. Inkjet printing fabrication technology could also be developed during this internship according to the candidate motivation for an optimized version of energy harvesters. ]]>
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    Master Student Internship in Nanowires density calculation based on SEM pictures: basic approach and automated processing with image processing software (M/F) Silver nanowires (Ag NWs) networks are emerging as one of the most promising alternatives to indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent electrodes in flexible electronic devices. They can be used in a variety of optoelectronic applications such as solar cells, touch panels and organic light emitting diodes. Ag NWs are cheaper to fabricate than ITO and can be fast deposited as networks with spray method. In order to understand the effect of spray parameters on Ag NWs networks conductivity and transparency, the NWs density has to be determined thanks to scanning electron microscopy image analysis

    The goal of this internship will be to investigate computer and mathematical methods to determined Ag NWs density with aspect ratio (AR) above 1000 (AR=L/D where L is NWs length and D is NWs diameter), where a challenge occurs when considering interconnected NWs. The trainee will start by analysing existing plugins for the Image J image processing software, as well as modifying existing plugins and programming automated processing routines. He/she will also investigate mathematical approaches based on the NWs geometry in order to simplify the programming challenges.

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    Master Student Internship in Augmented Reality for Environmental Applications (M/F) Climate change is foreseen to cause an increasing number of extreme events. In addition, the population is nowadays very sensitive to various types of pollution due to human activities. Managing environmental disasters such as flooding, biological or chemical damage is a complex task which requires a sound level of situational awareness. This internship project will focus on using augmented reality technologies to assist those managing an environmental disaster, with a particular emphasis on information visualisation in a multi-user setting.
    The intern will focus on developing new augmented reality interfaces for a chosen scenario which will leverage an existing platform developed at LIST. The project will involve software and hardware engineering challenges, alongside more research oriented topics such as visualisation and situational awareness.
    The e-Science unit has a number of Horizon 2020 projects with partners from across Europe working on related topics. Therefore the intern will have the opportunity to work alongside international partners from these projects. ]]>
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