CEMMPRE - Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes

CEMMPRE - Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes

The Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes - CEMMPRE (Research Unit nº 285 of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) aims to develop interdisciplinary research in the areas of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and other related areas. Its main objectives are to promote innovation, facilitating the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge in close collaboration with the business and social network and supporting the creation of start-ups, to contribute to advanced training, and to collaborate on strategies for regional and international development.


The scientific keywords of the unit are:

  1. Intelligent Manufacturing
  2. Design & Testing 
  3. Surface and Interface Engineering 
  4. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 
  5. Bioengineering 
  6. Advanced Sensor Systems   

Research Groups:

A. Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing

A1. Mechanical behaviour and Design methodologies
A2. Damage analysis
A3. Modelling
A4. Simulation
A5. Inverse analysis
A6. Industrial robotics
A7. Biomechanics
A8. Human mobility 
A9. Production management. 

B. Materials and Processes 

B1. Nanomaterials (3D and 2D)
B2. Multimateriais
B3. Biomaterials
B4. Biomechanics
B5. Tailor-made materials design
B6. Surface engineering
B7. Environmental and Health implications (Sensors, Biosensors, Corrosion, Tribology, Bioelectrochemistry)
B8. Microbiotechnology
B9. Sustainable manufacturing processes (Additive and replicative manufacturing, PVD, Joining, Welding, Adhesives)
B10. Metal forming