The NuMAT - Nucleus of Applied and Theoretical Mechanics was founded in 2009 by faculty members of the area of Structural Mechanics of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPr). In this short space of time, NuMAT has established a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and extension.
Within the framework of NuMAT, there is a strong commitment to the formation of human resources, the advancement of knowledge and the development of methodologies for the solution of complex engineering problems. It is believed that technological development can only be achieved through a harmonious combination between basic and applied research. Throughout its existence, the faculty members associated with NuMAT have supervised more than 36 masters dissertations and doctoral theses, have published more than 55 complete works in conference proceedings, approximately 26 articles in indexed journals and 5 chapters in international books.