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Posted: March 13, 2008

Creation of an optics and extreme vision Scientific Interest Group in France

(Nanowerk News) On March 7, 2008, IN2P3(1) /CNRS, Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group), the Université Claude-Bernard in Lyon and the Université Louis-Pasteur in Strasbourg signed an agreement to set up an optics and extreme vision technology Scientific Interest Group (GIS). This GIS aims to carry out synergetic research in the fields of optics, optronics, microelectronics and associated instrumentation, crowning a long standing collaboration on these subjects. Another objective is to industrially develop the results that have already been obtained within the scope of this collaborative effort.
The agreement to create the optics and extreme vision GIS reinforces the collaboration that already exists between these partners. The objective is to continue the research already being carried out in these fields while, at the same time, exploiting the results already obtained in industrial offshoots. The different partners will, for example, be pooling their research efforts in the fields of optics, optronics and microelectronics. In particular, they will focus on the study of image reading circuits, optical thin films and other associated optical instrumentation devices.
To attain these goals, the optics and extreme vision GIS will be mobilizing four different research teams:
  • The Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés (LMA, IN2P3-CNRS), headed by Raffaele Flaminio, CNRS researcher, located on the Doua University Campus in Villeurbanne;
  • The Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon (IPNL, IN2P3-CNRS / Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1), headed by Bernard Ille, CNRS Senior Researcher, also located on the Doua University Campus in Villeurbanne;
  • The Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC, CNRS / Université Louis Pasteur–Strasbourg 1), headed by Daniel Huss and located on the Strasbourg – Cronenbourg Campus;
  • The Optronics and Defense Division of Sagem Défense Sécurité, represented by Philippe Dejean, R&T Manager.
  • With its know how in particle and radiation physics, IN2P3/CNRS has also developed considerable expertise in optics, extreme vision, micro- and nano-electronics. Among its other areas of expertise are signal and image reading and processing circuits, instrumentation and associated technologies. The institute also wishes to develop partnerships with industry in these fields and contribute to the national effort with regard to industrial innovation. The creation of this GIS reinforces its contacts with industry.
    Sagem Défense Sécurité, for its part, hopes to boost the development of new skills, new technologies and new products in order to meet needs that have been identified in optics, optronics, microelectronics and the associated instrumentation. The company considers that LMA, INPL and IPHC have an environment and skills that make them favored partners to ensure this joint skills development venture is a success.
    Contacts:

    Officer for technology transfer and industrial partnerships for IN2P3/CNRS

    Marcel Soberman

    T 01 44 96 43 18

    marcel.soberman@cnrs-dir.fr

    Public Information Officer

    Priscilla Dacher - CNRS

    T 01 44 96 46 06

    priscilla.dacher@cnrs-dir.fr

    Philippe Wodka-Gallien - Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group)

    T 01 58 11 19 49

    philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com

    Source: CNRS