Baillargeat Dominique – Director
(0033) 587 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

Professors : 102
CNRS Researchers : 22
Other researchers : 33
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 53
Doctoral Students : 144
Engineers, Technicians : 26
Administratif staff : 6

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

Website publication

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 CNES, DGA 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