LAETA - Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics


The mission of LAETA is to set-up a research and development network with engineering know-how in all fields contributing to transports and  energy and aerospace that will promote partnerships with SME’s, European consortiums, national and international entities involved in regulation and standardization and public and private institutions involved in R&D in order to transfer new technologies, to implement new engineering procedures of project, design, manufacturing and testing of products and to promote the dissemination of knowledge and the education and training of technicians and engineers to overcome existing lacks in education and to acquire new competences (see Projects presentation and Ciencia2007 presentation).

LAETA is a member of the Council of the Associated Laboratories (CLA).

Research Units

IDMEC/IST is the leader research institute of LAETA. The Laboratory is composed by the following 8 research units:

A) Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)

1. Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (IDMEC/IST)

2. Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Aeronáuticas e Espaciais (CCTAE/IST)

B) - Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (IDMEC/FEUP)

3. Unidade de Concepção e Validação Experimental

4. Unidade de Integração de Sistemas e Processos Automatizados

5. Unidade de Estudos Avançados de Energia no Ambiente Construído

C) Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial (INEGI)

6. Mecânica Experimental e Novos Materiais

7. Novas Tecnologias e Processos Avançados de Produção

D) Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial (ADAI)

8. Laboratório de Aerodinâmica Industrial


Executive Committee

The executive committee is composed by the following Professors: