Engine Lab @ Chalmers

Finding part time job in Sweden is difficult. Your chances are higher if you search in your department.

(FYI: Swedish companies often come to universities with research problems. Students are probably the most cost-efficient labor force.)

In my case, at the end of my Internal Combustion engine course, our professor asked if anyone was interested in a part-time position at the Combustion Department… Ja!

As it turns out, a local Swedish company – Cleanergy is asking Chalmers to do some measurements for them. The idea behind the engine is very neat – use fart gas to generate electricity… WHAT A CRAPPY IDEA …joking 🙂

The engine is supposed to look like this:


(Source: http://cleanergy.com)

But it actually look like this:

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As far as I know, professors/researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Luleå Technical University are both involved. (Do you know where Luleå is?)

The engine is suppose to do this…





(Source: http://cleanergy.com)

Initially I wasn’t super impressed as the project was delayed by two months. It’s Sweden after all. Things move slow and steady… #SwedishProblems

Eventually the project took off.

I guess this is what Research and Development work is like… very different from production… Things move slowly at R&D… and our professor is adding one computer screen each week to show progress.

This is what I pictured myself doing…


This is what we are actually doing:


And the data we produce…


The professor we are working under is a pretty relaxed funny guy.

Flash jump (if you have seen the movie Ted)


You can’t always find opportunities, but sometime they come find you.

Good luck!




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  • mishu • 17 Dec 2015 at 10.36 am Reply

    Giva me a university name which is best for automotive engineering.

    • Gimmy • 24 Dec 2015 at 5.23 pm Reply

      Chalmers? In Sweden, Chalmers and KTH are probably your best bet. Good luck! /gimmy

  • CArlos • 15 Dec 2015 at 11.26 pm Reply

    Amazing the love even if data doesn’t make sense some times! hehehe and the snap stories are amazing , keep on the excellent work , greetings from Venezuela MEchanical engineer.

    • Gimmy • 24 Dec 2015 at 5.23 pm Reply

      Thank you Carlos and Merry Christmas! /gimmy

  • alemu adugna • 10 Dec 2015 at 2.52 pm Reply

    Now am try to done. I swear to God. I can’t wait to be come there if you are help to me.I hope am prayer again and again to be successes by well of “GOD”

    • Gimmy • 10 Dec 2015 at 6.26 pm Reply

      Hi Alemu, if you have specific questions, I would be happy to help. /Gimmy

  • Luz • 9 Dec 2015 at 11.12 pm Reply

    I also experienced that when I made an internship in a research center in Mexico, but it was a really good experience. I loved working in the R&D field.

    • Gimmy • 10 Dec 2015 at 6.25 pm Reply

      Haha Thanks Luz! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one crazy about the lab! /Gimmy

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