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Hans List Fonds

In memory of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans List, founder of AVL List GmbH, Hans List Fonds was launched in occasion of his 100th birthday. AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.

Scholarships of Hans List Fonds

To encourage students and graduates of Styrian universities, every year "Hans List Fonds" awards 6 scholarships to outstanding students. In particular, innovative master theses and dissertations in the field of internal combustion engines development and drive technology and related fields will be considered. Four scholarships amounting to 5,000 € for dissertations and two scholarships amounting to 3,000 € for master theses will be awarded. The total value of the scholarships is 26,000 €.

Criteria / Submissions

Eligible students of the University of Technology Graz, the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the FH Joanneum-University of Applied Sciences who are currently writing a thesis or dissertation and who provide adequate academic progress are invited to apply for the Hans List Fund. Already completed Master thesis and dissertations are accepted if they were finished no longer than 14 months. One applicant may apply only once.

As formal criteria applicants have to provide the following documents:

  • Successful academic progress,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Documentation on the Master thesis/dissertation.

In the brief description of the documentation (two A4 pages maximum) the following criteria should be considered:

  • Innovation
  • Benefits to the environment
  • Usability

Submission deadline: July 10, 2020

Please send the submission documents to the following address:

Hans List Fonds
c\o AVL List GmbH
Hans-List-Platz 1
8020 Graz

or via E-Mail

Winners 2019

5,000 € each for their dissertation:

  • Ajanović, Zlatan MSc.: „Optimal motion planning of automated vehicles“,
  • Mag. rer. nat. DI Genser, Simon BSc.: „Model-Based Pre-Step Stabilization Method for Non-Iterative Co-Simulation“,
  • Kühberger, Gabriel MSc.: „Hybridsysteme und Emissionsreduzierung für EU7”
  • DI Dr. mont. Mitterhuber, Lisa: „Scale-bridging methodology for thermal transport characterization of microelectronic devices“ und
  • DI Ratzinger, Josef: „Elektrifizierte Antriebssysteme für Non‐Road Fahrzeuge“


3,000 € each for their master thesis:

  • DI Chen, Huan MSc.: „Predictive Control Strategies of Plug-in HEVs“,
  • DI Jauk, Maximilian: „Improvement of low-speed control algorithms for an electric motor testbed“ und
  • DI Trojer, Stefan: „Modellierung und Regelung eines Polymerelektrolytmembran Brennstoffzellen Range Extender Systems (PEMREX)“

Assignment / Jury

The award is assigned by the Board of Trustees of Hans List Fonds.

The Board members are:

  • Dr. Birgit Strimitzer-Riedler
  • Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Helmut Eichlseder
  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Harald Kainz
  • DI Karl Wojik
  • Prof. DI Dr.h.c. Helmut List