About IDMEC /
The Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC - Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica) was established in April 10th 1992 as a private rights association between IST (Instituto Superior Técnico), and FEUP (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto), and in April 11th 1997 the IDMEC non-profit research institute was granted the title of Public Useful Entity (Entidade de Utilidade Pública). IDMEC resulted from a joint application from the departments of mechanical engineering (DEM) from IST and Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (DEMGI) from FEUP to the Ciência program.
The mission of IDMEC is three fold: i) to develop both fundamental and applied research, ii) to provide education and disseminate knowledge and iii) to engage in the industrial development and provide know-how to the community in the fields of mechanical engineering.
Specifically, the role of IDMEC is to create new scientific knowledge using fundamental research and to develop know-how and competences in applied research in order to engage in the advanced education of young researchers and engineers, and in the scientific dissemination of knowledge and know-how (through publications, conferences, workshops and scientific meetings), thereby promoting exchanges between individuals and institutions and to foster both research, engineering and education.
IDMEC is made up from 2 financially and administrative independent divisions. Each division is organized into the following centres: