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Associated Laboratory for Photonics between France and Australia

In order to structure collaboration between two research teams or laboratories (one in France and the other abroad) that already have joint publications, the creation of an International Associated Laboratory (LIA), a “laboratory without walls”, can be requested. The relationship between the two partners is formalized through a contract signed by the heads of both organizations, with provisions covering issues such as intellectual property rights. Human and material resources are pooled to carry out the project. Teams or laboratories associated through an LIA retain their separate autonomy, status, Director and location. The LIA activities are coordinated by two co-principal investigators and by a scientific steering committee.

Partners LIA CNRS & International Project A*MIDEX :
Institut Fresnel (UMR7249) : CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Centrale Marseille
Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (UMR 8622) : Paris-Sud University
Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (UMR5270) : Centrale Lyon, INSA, Lyon 1 - CPE Lyon
CUDOS : University of Sydney, Sydney - Australian National University (ANU), Canberra - University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney - Macquarie University, Sydney - RMIT University, Melbourne

Scientific project :
The ALPhFA Associated International Laboratory project aim at establishing a strong formal collaboration between the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, CUDOS and French laboratories associated with CNRS. The French partners of the project are Institut Fresnel, INL and IEF.
ALPhFA is based on strong scientific collaborations between the University of Sydney and Institut Fresnel (dating back to 1973) and INL.
Based on the complementarities and well recognized skills of each partners, the scientific project will address some of the most topical subjects in modern photonics, i.e. metamaterials, plasmonics and mid-infrared photonics.

2nd WORKSHOP LIA-Alpha - Thursday, June 2, 2016 on Campus St Charles, Marseille

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