Hans List Fonds

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, "Hans List Fonds" will award 6 scholarships to outstanding students in 2017. In particular, innovative master theses and dissertations in the field of internal combustion engines development and drive technology and related fields will be considered. Two scholarships amounting to 5,000 € for dissertations and four 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 University of Leoben and the FH Joanneum-University of Applied Sciences, who have outstanding academic progress and who are currently writing a thesis or dissertation can apply.

Submissions can be sent until 7th July 2017 with a proof of an outstanding academic progress and documentation on the work.

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

  • Innovation
  • Benefits to the environment
  • Usability

Please send the submission documents with your CV to the following address:

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

or via E-Mail


Winners 2016

5,000 € each for their dissertation:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Ortwin Dumböck
    Thermodynamische Untersuchungen von Ottomotoren mit verlängerter Expansion und anderen unkoventionellen Konzepten zur Wirkungsgradsteigerung"
  • Dipl.-Ing. Christian Garb
    Materialmodellentwicklung für die betriebsfeste Auslegung von Aluminiumgussbauteilen – Einfluss lokaler Abkühlbedingungen, Eutektikumsmorphologie, Wärmebehandlung, erhöhte Temperatur"
  • Christian Paar, BSc MSc
    Thermal Design of Electric Traction Machines Integrates in Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
  • Dipl.-Ing. David Sander
    A Validated Elasto‐Hydrodynamic Simulation for Journal Bearings Operating in Severe Conditions"
  • Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Seifriedsberger
    Analyse und Optimierung des Verbrennungsgeräusches beim PKW-DI-Dieselmotor"

3,000 € each for their master thesis:

  • Matthias Aigner, BSc
    Die Auswirkung von gussrauen Oberflächen auf die Schwingfestigkeit von gegossenem Aluminium im Automobilbau"
  • Christina Granitz, BSc
    Einfluss von Ladungsbewegung und Kolbengeometrie auf ein Erdgas-Diesel Dual-Fuel-Brennverfahren"
  • Andreas Ramsauer, BSc
    Optimierung der Fahrbarkeit von Hybridfahrzeugen / Driveability Optimisation of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Combination with a Predictive Charging Strategy"

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