BAILLARGEAT Dominique – Director
Tel. : + 33 (0)5 87 50 67 00


Adress :
XLIM – 123 avenue Albert Thomas
87060 Limoges Cedex

Administrative Supervision : Université de Limoges CNRS

Parent Institute : XLIM

Doctoral School : ED 521 – Sciences et Ingénierie pour l’Information, Mathématiques (S2IM)

Associated Research Masters :
ACSYON : Algorithmique, Calcul Symbolique et Optimisation Numérique
ARTICC : Architecture des Réseaux et Technologies Induites des Circuits de Communications
CRYPTIS : Sécurité de l’Information et Cryptologie
ISICG : Informatique, Synthèse d’Images et Conception Graphique
IXEO : Electronique, Optique, Télécommunications

Key figures (31/12/2015)

Professors : 117
CNRS Researchers : 21
Other researchers : 44
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 103
Doctoral Students : 158
Engineers, Technicians, Administratif staff : 28

Scientific Publication (2011-2014)

Peer reviewed journal : 524
: 8
Book chapters
: 49
Thesis defended
: 142
Conference presentations
: 1202


Economic Added Value (2011-2014)

Number of patents filed : 34
Start-up created as a result of research activities since 2005 : 11
Competitiveness clusters with which the laboratory is associated : Elopsys
Joint laboratories : MITTIC (3-5 Lab) ; AXIS (Thales Alenia Space) ; NXL (NXP) ; LEV3E (CEA Gramat)


XLIM is a Joint Research Unit of the University of Limoges / CNRS located on several geographical sites in Limoges, Brive and Poitiers. XLIM is a multidisciplinary research institute which brings a group of more than 450 people among professors, CNRS researchers, engineers, technicians, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and administrative staff. Since march 2011, in partnership with the SPCTS laboratory, XLIM is the project leader for the Sigma-LIM laboratory of excellence focused on « Ceramics materials and components specifically related to integrated, secured, smart communicating systems ». XLIM is also involved in an industrial chair ANR DEFIS-RF : Thales & Thales Alenia Space (December 2013) and a key partner of major industrial groups and state agencies such as CNESDGA and CEA.

Research themes

Electronics and microwaves Photonics CAD Mathematics Computer sciences and image processing for the application in secured environments Biotechnology and health Energy control and saving.


Electronics Microwaves Fiber photonics Coherent sources Mathematics Computer Image

Equipment / Technical resources

180 m2 of clean room 3 drawing towers 3 antenna test range A wide range of lasers Instrumentation for linear and nonlinear power electronics


Industrial applications Fields of application Equipment / Technical resources Active National University Partnerships Current International University Partnerships National Industrial Partnerships International Industrial Partnerships Partnerships with National Organizations and Institutions

Fields of application

Telecom networks and space ; Communicating objects ; Secured environments ; Bioengineering and health ; Materials and energy ; Imagery