Dr. Volker Hennige
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
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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