History of the Institute


Research around the Vehicle Powertrain

VKA History Exhibition Copyright: © VKA

The history of today’s Institute for Combustion Engines traces back to the appointment of Hugo Junkers, who came to the Technical University Aachen in 1897. The historical summary on the origin of the institute and its evolution until present offers a detailed overview over the research focuses of the different times.

The exhibition - located in the VKA foyer in Forckenbeckstraße 4 - is open to all interested visitors. The associated brochure is available for download.