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Award 2007

Professor Wolgang Kropp

Professor Wolfgang Kropp, Division of Applied Acoustics, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has been awarded the scholarship for 2007 from "Håkan Frisinger´s foundation for transport research". He was nominated because of his extensive research activities in the area of tyre and road noise.

Award 2006

Professor Marcus Aldén

Professor Marcus Aldén, Lunds Institute of Technology at Lunds University in Sweden, has been awarded the scholarship for 2006 from "Håkan Frisinger’s foundation for transport research". The main part of Marcus Aldén’s scientific activities has been in the field of development and application of advanced optical (laser) techniques for characterisation of flow, combustion and other high temperature phenomena.

Award 2005

Professor Bo Egardt

Professor Bo Egardt, Chalmers University of Technology has been awarded a scholarship for his research into integrated powertrain control and his dedication to the automotive sector as Professor and formerly as Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Award 2004

Professor Michael Patriksson

Professor Michael Patriksson, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of technology, has been awarded the 2004 Håkan Frisinger's award  for his research on how to optimize flows within transport and manufacturing. His research interest is mainly the variational analysis, which he has applied in several areas.

Award 2003

Professor Bengt Andersson

Professor Bengt Andersson, Chalmers University of technology, has been awarded the 2003 scholarship for distinguished research in basic and practically relevant catalytic processes, including the cleaning of exhaust gases from vehicles.

Award 2002

Professor Dag Wedelin

Associate Professor Dag Wedelin at Chalmers has been awarded the 2002 scholarship for his research on mathematical methods for transportation optimization.

Award 2001

Professor Per Lövsund

Professor Per Lövsund, Chalmers University of technology, has been awarded the 2001 scholarship for his research on road traffic injury prevention. Professor Lövsund has conducted research in road safety since the 1980s and was appointed professor of road safety at Chalmers in 2000. Lövsund heads research within the technical road safety and personally carries out research on neck injury.

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The VREF invites Sub-Saharan based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access or related areas, and strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research. Open for application until 2020-09-29


The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.


The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.


Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call extended to April 30, 2020 due to COVID19.


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