is a non-profit private Association founded by Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon (IST) and Faculdade de Engenharia - University of Porto
The Institute has been created in April l991 within the CIENCIA programme, by the Departments of Mechanical Engineering of both IST and
The Institute comprises two branches - at IST and FEUP
- with financial and management autonomy.
The researchers of both branches are affiliated to IST or FEUP. A variable number of researchers from other Institutions collaborate with