Annual Report

The Year 2017 at the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) was a year full of work, but also a year full of great research results and events, only made possible by the cooperation of all employees.

With this review of our year 2017, we are happy to give you insight into our facilities and research projects. Enjoy reading!

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Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Stefan Pischinger

Forckenbeckstraße 4  

52074 Aachen

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6th TMFB Conference 2018

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For the 6th time in succession, the International Conference of the Excellence Cluster Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass took place at the Eurogress Aachen.

In particular, the event addresses participants from science and industry interested in challenges and solutions regarding novel biofuels and synthetic fuels from regenerative energy sources.

Date: 19.-21.06.2018

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27th Aachen Colloquium 2018

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The Aachen Colloquium has meanwhile developed to Europe’s biggest congress concerning automobile and engine technology. Current topics from research and development at automobile and engine technology get discussed year by year.

Date: 08.-10.10.2018

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mobilEM Colloquium 2018

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The program gathers scientists from the areas of electrical energy storage, power electronics, combustion engines, electric motors, thermal management and control engineering.

Date: 30.-31.10.2018

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Engine Technology Seminar WiSe 2018/19

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Experts from the automobile and engine industry held lectures concerning recent issues from engine development as well as interdisciplinary topics.


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