Dr. Volker Hennige

AVL List GmbH
Hans List Platz 1
8020 Graz

Volker Hennige studied chemistry at the Technical University in Karlsruhe. He worked as a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly known as Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) and received his PhD from the University of Freiburg in 1998. In 2000 he joined Evonik Degussa GmbH in Germany where he held several positions in the development of materials and components for Lithium batteries. Having worked 2 years in Shanghai/China as the Senior Director of the Lithium Battery Team and 1 year as Manager for Li-Tec’s industrial business segment he joined AVL in Graz/Austria in 2010 as head of AVL’s Global Battery Competence Team.

Dr. Volker D. Hennige
AVL List GmbH
Hans List Platz 1, 8020 Graz

Education and Employment

From (year) to (year)  
1987 1995 University of Karlsruhe/D (diploma chemistry)
1995 1997 Research Center Karlsruhe/D (PhD)
1997 2000 University of Freiburg/D (post doc)
2000 2009 Evonik Degussa GmbH (several position including R&D, Applied technologies, Management)
Since 2010   AVL (Manager Global Battery Competence Team)

Research (main areas)

Battery development (mechanical & electrical design, simulation, battery management system)
Materials and components for batteries


SuperLIB, Labohr

Honours and Awards

Two “Best PhD” awards (Universities Freiburg and Research Center Karlsruhe)
“Innovationspreis Nordrhein Westfalen”
“Innovations Preis Degussa GmbH”

Publications (last five years)

Several presentations, partly invited, at battery conferences

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