ika - Institute for Automotive Engineering, RWTH Aachen University


Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein

Fields of Study

Master Automotive Engineering, Master Combustion Engines, Master Computer Aided Conception, Master Production Systems Engineering, Master Computational Engineering Science

Main Focus

Automotive Engineering, Alternative and Electrified Vehicle Propulsion, Vehicle Acoustics, Mechatronic Systems in Automotive Engineering, Structural Design of Vehicles, Transportation Design

Research Focus

The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) researches as a part of RWTH Aachen University the vehicle as a whole, while paying attention to the complex interactions between the individual subsystems. More than 350 employees create future mobility starting with the idea, over innovative concepts for components and systems up until the completion of finished prototypes. Within its many public and industrial research projects and its close cooperation with autmotive industry ika’s contribution to current challenges is widely recognised.


ika - Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52070 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80-256 01
Fax: +49 241 80-221 47

Homepage ika