CEMUP is a Functional Centre of
the University of Porto established as a general facility for the support
and development in the field of materials, providing support
and service to the departments and research centres of the University of
Porto, to other universities, and to other public or private research and
CEMUP laboratories are have advanced methods
for the chemical, physical and microstructural characterization of materials,
for sample and materials preparation under controlled conditions, capable
of providing answers to scientific and technical research problems in the
field of materials.
CEMUP operates in a frame of co-operation
among the University, Research Laboratories and Centres and Industry,
makes its facilities available to the research groups and industry.
CEMUP is the result of a joint effort of
researchers from the Faculty of Engineering - namely Departments of Metallurgy
and Mechanical Engineering - and the Faculty of Sciences - namely the Department
of Physics - and other research groups, as an answer for the need of
advanced materials characterization techniques, hardly available or justified
for each group alone, but possible to establish as a shared facility to be
kept operational under an easily accessible scheme.