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:
But it actually look like this:
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…
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.