30hp – Catalyst model simulation and optimisation tool

A thesis project at Scania is an excellent way of developing new skills and making contacts for your future working life. Many of our current employees started their career with a thesis project.

Efficiency and emissions are the two crucial factors development engineers in the automotive business strives to improve. The proposed M.Sc. thesis project is a part of this continuous improvement towards a more sustainable Scania vehicle.

With tougher emission legislations comes decreasing margins for exhaust treatment control and need for improvements in the exhaust treatment system arises. Catalyst and filter models are valuable tools when developing new aftertreatment systems and integrating them with the engine. This requires models that captures the key properties of the system components as well as efficient tools to calibrate these models. There are several users of aftertreatment models at Scania, each having different purposes of their simulations.

The task is to develop a catalyst model simulation and optimisation tool in Matlab. This tool shall include pre-processing of data, optimisation of kinetic parameters and data plotting algorithms. The project is suitable for one independent or two collaborating students.

The ideal candidates have good knowledge in Matlab programming and chemical reaction engineering. Knowledge on internal combustion engines, thermodynamics, statistics and design of experiments is also advantageous. A high level of initiative is required and good communications skills in English will be needed to successfully conduct the assignment.

Time frame:
Recruitment will be conducted continuously from the posting of this ad and the position might be filled earlier than the final date stated in the add. The thesis is a master thesis to be conducted in 20 weeks, starting first quarter of 2020.

Contact persons and supervisors:
Björn Westerberg, Senior Engineer – Catalyst and Filter Performance, bjorn.westerberg@scania.com, 08-55381095
Andres Suarez, Industrial Ph.D. Student – Catalyst and Filter Performance, andres.suarez@scania.com, 08-55382935

Enclose CV, personal letter and school-leaving certificate.


About the job

  • Title: 30hp – Catalyst model simulation and optimisation tool
  • Business area: Research and Development
  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Sodertalje
  • Last application date: 2020-03-15
  • Job Id: 20194823

About Scania

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2018, we delivered 88,000 trucks, 8,500 buses as well as 12,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 137 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 52,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit: www.income-makers.com.