The Institute of Mechanics is a successor of the Institute of Technical Mechanics founded in 1962. Later, the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics and the Central Laboratory of Biomechanics were created in 1972 on the basis of personnel from the Institute of Technical Mechanics, the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Water Problems. In 1977 the Central Laboratory of Biomechanics and the mechanics departments of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics were incorporated in the Institute of Mechanics and Biomechanics. It was renamed in 1993 to become the Institute of Mechanics. Since 1987, the Institute is housed in its own self-contained building. Major merit for the foundation and development of the Institute of Mechanics has its first Director Academician G. Brankov.

Photo: Opening the construction site of the building of the Institute