Dow Chemical Research and Development Internship: Catalyst Development for Ethylene Epoxidation in Zeeland, Netherlands

Location - Netherlands, Terneuzen

TheDow Chemical Companyis offering great business career opportunities in a global and international environment. We are looking for an ambitious Student (m/f) supporting our business who is interested in doing an Internship onCatalyst development for ethylene epoxidation using high through put experimentation.

Project Description:

For continuous improvement of current processes and development of new processes we investigate the Epoxidation of ethylene to ethylene Oxide.

The catalyst is based on three components:

1) metallic silver

2) carrier

3) promoters added in ppm level.

These three components determine the final catalytic active sites and the rate of deactivation.

Main objective

In this project we would like to evaluate the impact of synthesis conditions on the performance and deactivation of EO catalysts.


  • Synthesis of model EO catalysts

  • Characterization with SEM, chemisorption and other material characterization techniques

  • Accelerated sintering studies

  • Catalytic tests using high throughput tools

Main Project skills needed:

  • Reaction engineering or material science, or chemistry

  • Interest in catalyst synthesis characterization and testing

You can start between October-December for a period of 3-12 months (exact timing to be discussed). You will be remunerated.

  • You are studying for a Masters degree or an equivalent

  • You will need to be fluent in English and have a good working knowledge of Dutch

About DowDuPont

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At Dow, an equal opportunity employer, interns are an important part of the team. So if you are a university student, Dow’s paid internships provide invaluable on-the-job training and networking opportunities.

Dow offers challenging and rewarding projects to talented students.

Dow values the benefits that diversity of thought can bring to its organization. It is looking for the individual best suited for this role regardless of their nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.


Research and Development Internship: Catalyst Development for Ethylene Epoxidation



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