Thesis - Smart Quality (m/f/d)

Thesis/final thesis: Conception and creation of a key performance indicator system for evaluating the recyclability of materials

Your options in the Smart Quality Lab

The aim of this thesis is to a) design and b) develop a material evaluation system in terms of recyclability. Thematically, this thesis is in the area of ​​the digital product passport, which will be mandatory for all products across the EU in the future and is considered a core element of the circular economy. As part of a research project, we analyze and optimize the material composition of a product with regard to its recyclability and, on this basis, create a digital sustainability passport as transparent proof of the product's recyclability. Against this background, this thesis first identifies the parameters relevant to the recyclability of a material (e.g. theoretical chemical suitability for recycling, contaminating additives, sortability, reusability, etc.) and then develops an evaluation scheme (quantitative key figure system). For this purpose, the scientific state of the art in the area of ​​material recycling must be viewed and taken into account. Building on this, the relevant parameters must finally be developed for the materials used in the product (research & interviews with recycling companies) in order to validate and fill the evaluation system developed.

You have the opportunity to work on the topic we suggested above in the area of ​​Smart Quality or to develop a new idea for a bachelor's or master's thesis together with us. We are also always open to your own ideas for theses in our subject areas.

You will be supported by our interdisciplinary and international team and will gain insights into the application-oriented research at the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute. 

That awaits you

  • An innovative environment with a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development: With us, you learn to take on responsibility early on and collect important skills for your future career
  • Challenging, forward-looking projects and innovative topics in interesting industries
  • Diverse design options and space for creativity and testing your own ideas
  • Working in a motivated and dynamic team in an institute with a start-up character and flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours, possibility for mobile work and many other benefits

 

Who we are

At the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute, bright minds from different backgrounds come together to jointly develop digital innovations and business models of tomorrow. Our vision: We put research on the road. That's why we work on innovative, meaningful and sustainable technologies and business models in close cooperation with the users. At the interface between research and practice, we think ahead to the digital solutions of the future. And that is exactly where there is room for you and your ideas. Our motto: strengthen strengths. Our competence: developing potential. And that's why we're looking for you! We like it individual, interdisciplinary and innovative. Together we will put your talent in the right place.

Do you want to become a future designer? Then become part of our team!


Sven Wawra
Human Resources Manager +49 681 93511136

That awaits you

CHALLENGE

Challenging, forward-looking projects and innovative topics in interesting industries.

ROOM FOR DESIGN

Diverse design options and space for creativity and testing your own ideas.

DEVELOPMENT

An innovative environment with a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development.

Permanent contract

We hire people because we believe in their personality. That's why our employment contracts are usually open-ended.

Flexible working hours

You can arrange your working hours flexibly with us. Working hours are based on trust. This allows you to adapt your work perfectly to your private life.

Home Office

With us, flexible working hours also include a flexible work location. In addition to working in the office, you can of course also work from home.

Flat hierarchies

Work at eye level in a creative team with a start-up character. We count on your ideas and are looking for real team players. Hierarchies do not play a major role for us.

Company pension and accident insurance

Prevention is an important issue. That is why, in addition to an additional payment for the company pension scheme, we also offer you accident insurance, which gives you perfect protection even after working hours.

Laptop & work cell phone

A high-performance laptop and a stylish smartphone with extensive data volume are our tools of the trade. With us you can also use both privately.

JobTicket & JobRad

If you are traveling by bus or train, you can get a discounted JobTicket* from us. If you prefer a sporty bike ride, we offer the JobRad. With both, you can make optimal use of the good connection to our location on the university campus.

*currently only at the Saarbrücken location

fitness program

If you want to keep fit at the same time as your job, you can benefit from joint fitness events as well as from various cooperations with fitness studios and thus save some money.

Trust working hours

You decide when and how much you work. You can organize your working hours flexibly and thus optimally combine study and work.

Working at eye level

We count on your creative ideas and are looking for real team players. Hierarchies do not play a major role for us. Together we can do more!