The Research activity covers the areas of new technologies for advanced production processes, experimental mechanics, applied mechanics, energy, new materials and the development of new products and systems.
The Institute’s research activity is integrated in the national Associated Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aeronautics which constitutes a research network that includes also de Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, the School of Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon, the Industrial Aeronautical Laboratory of the University of Coimbra and the Center of Aerospace Science and Technology of the University of Beira Interior.
The institution counts with seventy PhDs whose research teams produced, in 2011, more than 80 publications in international journals and 130 papers in international conferences. More than 50 PhDs and 70 MSc are currently in progress.
We go beyond the scientific production by using our research capabilities and the research results in enriching our offer in projects of research and development with enterprises.