2022-2023 Campus Internship - Mobility and Transportation TS&D

Seneffe (Belgium)
Student / Recent Graduate
Sciences, Engineering & R&D

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Description Our Purpose Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity. We are an innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company. Employing 36,500 individuals Across 109 manufacturing sites In over 31 countries Our portfolio of products and solutions includes: Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames, high-efficiency lubricants. Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives and lubricants, and more. Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability. Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time. Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom). We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this? The successful candidate will be part of the Mobility and Transportation TS&D (M&T Electronics Technical Service & Development) team. This team oversees the identification, development, and commercialization of silicone solutions that are meeting the application needs of our customers in the electronics assembly industry, with a strong focus on powertrain electrification. This team also provides technical support to our customers using our silicone solutions for electronics applications. Application examples comprise battery modules, engine control units sealing and cooling (thermal management), power modules potting, battery packs assembly, base stations cooling (thermal management), converters/inverters potting/cooling, e-motor impregnation, display assembly, etc Recent development in telecom & automotive electronics application is running in a higher frequency range than historical applications (up 27.5GHz for 5G, 81GHz for ADAS radar,) which induce new challenges on electrical compatibility and cross-talks between devices. There is a need to improve understanding of the shielding mechanisms of conductive composites as well as current compound's performances for devices operating at higher frequencies and key parameters influencing the results between different products/formulations. We are looking for master's student where the project proposal will focus on understanding this phenomenon by running comparative experiments in a wider frequency range (0-44Ghz) and by varying various parameters from the composite formulation. This study will allow the conductive composites product development team to better understand phenomena occurring in a newer application operating at a higher frequency and will help to define future material formulation paths to meet newer customer requirements developing applications operating in this new environment. The candidate will work to determine the influence of frequency range on electrically conductive adhesive shielding performance as a function of filler type, size, and loading. Carry out a Benchmark study of current Dow Electrically conductive Adhesives (ECA) offering vs direct competitors at higher frequency (extend to real geometry testing if feasible). Identify path for future material development (improve technical/cost efficiency) as a function of filler type/size/loading for higher frequency range application Identify a new test method (in collaboration with the KU Leuven team) in frequency ranges up to 44GHz, suited to evaluate the performances of different compounds at higher frequencies in real configurations (module geometry). About Dow Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter. As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on
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