Bring on a Swedish engineering student for your Spring 2018 energy research project

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Solid knowledge

With two successful US internships and 32 university courses covering everything from basic physics to designing and building a world-record breaking electric rail vehicle, I have the insight needed to adapt to your specialized use of thermodynamics.

Versatile experience

From being the sole IT support person at a non-profit to researching financial opportunities at a cutting-edge pyrolysis company, I have gained multiple perspectives to the green tech industry.

Right personality

Eager to always learn more and a colleague you can trust in, I am a hard-working and responsible worker, fully fit for both independent research and teamwork.

Have questions? Here are some answers.

Who are you?

I’m Jakob von Essen, a 24-year old Swedish graduate student of Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering, looking for an internship position to do my Master’s thesis project in the spring of 2018.

What is your background?

In 2013, I completed a 5-month internship as IT Strategist Intern at Bay Area Green Tours, in Berkeley, CA. That lead me to start studying the M.Sc. program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering at a university in Sweden, which I’m on track to graduate from in June of 2018.

What program are you studying?

I’ve finished four years of a five-year Master of Science program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering at Luleå University of Technology in northern Sweden, with special focus on Biofuels and Energy Efficiency. The program focuses on the chemical and thermodynamic aspects of the many reactions taking place in different energy systems, in theory as well as practice. During the third year, I participated in a rail vehicle efficiency competition as part of a team. After five months of design, construction and optimization work, my team beat the world record in energy efficiency per passenger and distance traveled.
Click here to see the courses I’ve taken.

What modeling tools are you familiar with?

In addition to an extensive theoretic understanding of various thermodynamic processes, during my engineering studies and latest internship I’ve gotten experience in: Physics modeling
Microsoft Excel
Maple
MATLAB & Simulink
CAD
Siemens NX
Google SketchUp
Blender
CFD
ANSYS Fluent
Aspen Plus
IDA Indoor Climate and Energy

What does the thesis project internship entail, what tasks will you do?

The Master’s thesis project involves writing a literature review of the chosen area of energy research, and carrying out your own experiments in the same area.

What type of internship are you looking for?

Anything to do with biofuels or energy efficiency, preferably something involving cutting edge technology.

When is this internship taking place?

The internship is scheduled between January 15th and May 19th, 2018.

What are you doing currently?

I’m currently just returning to Sweden from a successful seven-week internship at Resynergi in Rohnert Park, California. At Resynergi, I:
Modeled 19 pyrolysis plant parts in Siemens NX
Created a summary of a technical Ph.D. thesis on pyrolysis of plastics
Researched and wrote a paper on carbon credit feasibility
Researched and created a greenhouse gas emissions model for pyrolysis of plastics
Compiled an 80-question FAQ for the company website

Why should I hire you?

Here are three good reasons:
Unique knowledge base: With two successful US internships and 32 courses at a Swedish university, covering everything from solid mechanics to advanced physics, I have the insight needed to adapt to your specialized use of thermodynamics.
Versatile experience: From being the sole IT support person at a non-profit to researching financial opportunities at a cutting-edge microwave pyrolysis company, I have acquired multiple perspectives on the green tech industry.
The right personality: Eager to always learn more and a colleague you can trust in, I am a hard-working and responsible worker, fully fit for both independent research and teamwork.

What compensation do you want?

Work stipend (amount negotiable).
Visa costs paid for (ca $2000, negotiable).

Where can I find your resume?

Right here.

How can I reach you?

Call me anytime at 650-741-5253 or email jakob@nextelonmusk.com.