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The diversity of skills represented in the department allows it to quickly adapt to a variety of projects and promotes transdisciplinarity. Department members are encouraged to develop versatility in addition to their specialties or special responsibilities, and are asked to actively participate in on-site experiments, in France or abroad.

Design, Development, Validation and Realization

Photodetection - Optics

  • Measurements, characterizations
  • Optical processing
  • ZeMax© Simulations

Gas & pixelized detectors

  • Wiring & associated tools
  • Characterization and simulation


  • Implementation and related measurements
  • HFSS©, EZNEC© Characterization and simulation

Control systems & Data acquisition (ground & embedded)

  • Hardware and software
  • LabVIEW Expertise

Mecanical design & assembly

  • Vacuum and Cryogenics
  • Detectors assembly and on-site integration

Chemistry, materials and processes

  • Chemistry and metallurgy, special materials, thin films
  • Low activity measurements

Validations & tests

  • Functional testing, unit testing software
  • Tests Designs

Technical Project Management

  • Data management system (Atrium IN2P3, EDMS)
  • Spatial experiments

Other fields of expertise & experience

Detector Physics

  • Simulations (HFSS©, GEANT4, ZeMax©, COMSOL©)

Electronics (analog, digital, Radio Frequences)

  • Designs and simulations

General electricity and electotechnics

Programming, computer systems

  • LabVIEW, C, C++, EPICS, PVSS, etc…

Photography, microphotography & digital image processing

Teaching, courses

  • Graduate School, Engineer School
  • CNRS Continuing Education ( LabVIEW©, project management, etc…)
  • Discovery internships for high-school students