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Master thesis-Micro Climate characterization of comfort materials

Älmhult, Kronoberg - Informaciones sobre la localización de la oferta Diseño y Desarrollo de Producto Intern

Descripción del trabajo

Company description

IKEA has an ambition to inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet. We want to go beyond the conventional methods of physical and virtual testing. In the product development platforms we aim to develop platforms, new ways of working and whole new way of understanding the materials. In order to go further in these areas we need an academic eye to further build the expertise in our team. 

We are now looking for a person that can write  their Master thesis at IKEA Range & Supply from January to June 2021.

Job description

The assignment is about developing the (new) way of working with different materials (soft materials) and characterize them based on their response to temperature and humidity. The work consists of the following parts
•    Understand the working of temperature and humidity sensors
•    Carry out the measurements in a controlled environment (climate chamber) and using sensors
•    Build an excel based application in order to post process the measured data
•    Arrive at the important parameters differentiating different materials
•    Prepare a detailed report with all the findings, material characteristics and future study scope.


A curious mind can do wonders!
We are looking for masters student in the field of mechanical, bio mechanical engineering with interest in the field of  Thermal analysis, material science, sensors and relatively conversant with excel or VB programming (preferred).

More Information

The thesis work needs to be performed in the premises of  IKEA of Sweden, with uncertainties due to COVID 19, it may happen that student still have to do a lot of work from his/her university. Initial weeks in to the thesis the student will be given an in-house training on software being used and the usage of any hardware. 

If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process you are welcome to contact IKEA Supervisor Praveen at 
We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English latest 22/11 2020. 

Please note:
To take part of the Thesis work, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement with the university.