Applied Nano Surfaces is looking for a Master Thesis student

Mechanochemical surface treatment for the next generation of EV transmission components

Applied Nano Surfaces (ANS) was founded in 2008 as a spin-off from the Ångström Laboratory
at Uppsala University. The company offers innovative solutions for friction and wear reduction
and today ANS work with customers all over the world, among them several large manufacturers
in the automotive industry. The head office is located in Uppsala, Sweden. The company also
has sales offices in Germany and the United States.

Triboconditioning® is a mechanochemical treatment method patented by ANS. The treatment
gives an optimized surface profile for lubricated contacts, in combination with deposition of a
low friction tribofilm. During the last couple of years, ANS have developed a new variant of the
Triboconditioning® treatment, which can be run as a batch process and enables treatment of
components with complex geometries, e.g. gears. ANS are now working in close collaboration
with several large automotive OEMs to develop the next generation of electric vehicle
transmissions, where this new method shows a lot of potential.

The novel surface treatment method can be implemented using different machines typically
used for standard surface finishing operations. The choice of machine needs to be based on
component geometry, and the generated surface needs to meet application requirements. We
are currently investigating different platforms that can be used for the treatment, and associated
benefits and limitations. The Master Thesis Project will be a part of this work.

We are looking for an engineering student with a background in Materials Chemistry, Materials
Physics or other relevant areas. If this sounds interesting, contact Linus. 

+46 73 053 89 75

Join ANS

ANS is working with both international global leading customers as well as domestic customers in close cooperation. We are dedicated to support our customers and further build their competitiveness with our high-tech nano-technology.

As a team member at ANS you are a key person achieving this together with the colleagues. We strive to fulfill our ANS Values described with the following key worlds: Innovation, Team spirit and Result.

The areas of competence we are looking for are:

    • Research and development
    • Project and operations
    • Implementation and industrialization
    • Sales and marketing

Working at ANS gives you an opportunity to:

    • Work with and develop the latest technology in our field of business.
    • Work in close cooperation with many well-known domestic and international customers.
    • Be a part of the ANS Team and develop yourself and your skills in an open and innovative company climate
    • Build the ANS company towards our Vision.