Presentation of the Galilee Institute

I. Presentation

The Galilée Institute, a component of Paris 13 University, is a scientific Centre that brings together undergraduate and graduate programs, an engineering school – Sup-Galilée – and seven research laboratories. This original structure allows increasing the necessary synergy between research, general training and professional and technological training, offering our students the best lectures.

The laboratories of the Galilée Institute conduct innovative and high-level research in a broad spectrum of scientific fields ranging from mathematics to chemistry, through computer science, physics, engineering and materials sciences, and bio-materials. They are almost all associated with major research organizations (CNRS and INSERM). They exhibit a strong influence at the national and international levels, as evidenced by the results of the regular national assessments and their participation in six Laboratories of Excellence (LABEX) and Equipment of Excellence (EQUIPEX), both supported by the government program “Investments for the future”.

At all levels, the professional integration of its students is one of the major concerns of the Galilée Institute. A Sup-Galilée Corporate Forum and an alternation forum are organized every year; many partnerships with companies are signed. This orientation has been strengthened in recent years. In addition, our researchers and students can benefit from the Incub’13 Incubator’s supervision to develop business creation activities.

Moreover, in order to best prepare its students for the world of tomorrow in all its diversity, many actions are carried out to facilitate international exchanges.

Dynamism of research and teaching, active partnership with companies, international visibility such are the strengths of the Galilée Institute that are strengthen each year.

 II. Research in Galilée Institute

The Galilée Institute houses 7 laboratories:

CSPBAT  Laboratory of Chemistry, Structure and Properties of Biomaterials and Therapeutic Agents
(CNRS-UMR 7244)

L2TI  Information Processing and Transport Laboratory (EA3043)

LAGA  Analysis, Geometry & Applications Laboratory (CNRS-UMR 7539)

LIPN  Paris Nord Computer Science Laboratory (CNRS-UMR 7030)
The department of Computer Science of the University Paris 13 (LIPN) has been created in 1985. It is affiliated both with the university and with CNRS. Its members conduct research in all the areas of modern computer science: combinatorics, combinatorial optimization, algorithmics, logics, software engineering, natural languages, and machine learning.
The department is structured into five research teams, each on one or several of these research areas. Among the 150 people working at LIPN, 87 hold a permanent position at the University. LIPN is a member of the MathSTIC federation, a center for research in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information technology.

LPL   Laboratory of Physics of Lasers (CNRS – UMR7538)
The Laser Physics Department studies interactions between light and matter. Our experiments range from the most fundamental aspects of basic science to applied research: quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, optical devices, biomedical imaging. With lasers, we study quantum properties of atomic gases at ultra-cold temperatures; we probe atoms interacting with surfaces and nano-objects; we perform precision measurements in more and more complex molecules (up to some of biological interest); we make measurements in diffusive media or even within the human body. And we also stabilize the laser frequency and make new sources of light using, in particular, nanotechnologies.

LSPM   Laboratory of Sciences of Processes and Materials (CNRS-UPR3407)
The Laboratory of Sciences of Processes and Materials (LSPM, UPR3407 CNRS) encompasses 135 people including 11 CNRS researchers and 53 lecturer-researcher. The overall objective of the laboratory is to combine fundamental and applied sciences to develop innovative processes and materials using a multidisciplinary approach. Thematically, it is composed of 3 axes: « Plasma, nanostructures and thin films », « inorganic materials and nanostructures » and « mechanics of materials and metallurgy ».

LVTS  Translational Vascular Research Laboratory (INSERM U1148)
The laboratories of the Galilée Institute develop interdisciplinary and disciplinary research within the frame of local, national and international networks. About 260 assistant professors, associate professors, professors and CNRS researchers carry out their research. More than 550 articles per year are published in peer-reviewed international journals.

The laboratories are locally organized around two research poles:
MathSTIC dedicated to mathematics, computer and information sciences and technologies, bringing together the LAGA, LIPN and L2TI laboratories
Experimental Sciences dedicated to physics, chemistry, process engineering, material sciences, life sciences, bringing together the LPL, LSPM, CSPBAT and LVTS laboratories.

Nearly 200 students are pursuing their doctoral studies in our laboratories under the auspices of the Galilée doctoral school of Paris 13 University. These students are issued from our masters or coming from outside our institute. We welcome a large number of foreign PhD students in the framework of numerous international collaborative projects.

The visibility of our research internationally is also reflected through welcoming a large number of visiting professors in our different laboratories.




Directeur adjoint chargé de la recherche
Mourad Cherif
01 49 40 34 73
Institut Galilée