Denbratt Awarded Volvo Scholarship for Eco-Friendly Transportation

Researcher Ingemar Denbratt will be recognized for its work on eco-friendly drivelines.

The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research will be awarding its 2012 scholarship to Professor Ingemar Denbratt at the Chalmers University of Technology.

Ingemar Denbratt will receive the scholarship valued at SEK 250,000 ($38,000) for his successes in combustion-engine research, as well as his national and international cooperation with the automotive and transportation industries within the Combustion Engine Research Center (CERC) and various EU projects.

Professor Ingemar Denbratt

“Based on Denbratt’s highly substantial significance to the development of eco-friendly transportation, which has also been of particular benefit to the Swedish automotive industry, I believe that Ingemar Denbratt is a highly deserving and appropriate recipient of the Håkan Frisinger scholarship for 2012,” says Per Lövsund, Professor of Vehicle Safety and Head of Department of Applied Mechanics at the Chalmers University of Technology in his nomination.

Volvo says Denbratt has been a driving force in the creation and scientific development of the national competency center in combustion-engine technology at Chalmers, CERC.

The cutting-edge laboratories in combustion-engine technology developed by Denbratt have promoted cooperation with international scientists and the industry. Volvo says in order to satisfy future demands for the development of eco-friendly drivelines, widespread initiatives are implemented in close dialog with the automotive industry, with a particular focus on hybrid solutions. The laboratories are of high strategic significance for both the automotive industry and Swedish sub-contractors.

The scholarship will be presented by the Håkan Frisinger Foundation at a seminar on April 4th at the Chalmerska Huset.

The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research is part of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations.