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ALPhANOV
Centre technologique optique et lasers

NEW ADRESS AND PHONE NUMBER

Institut d'optique d'Aquitaine

Rue François Mitterrand

33400 TALENCE - FRANCE

 

Tél : +33 524 545 200
Mail : info@alphanov.com


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ALPhANOV

History

Technology center for Route des Lasers competitiveness cluster, ALPhANOV accompanies innovation.

ALPhANOV, technology center for Route des Lasers competitiveness cluster , was established in 2007 as an association law 1901 by the Regional Council of Aquitaine, the CEA (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies), the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), the University Bordeaux 1 and 2 and the association ALPhA (Aquitaine Laser Photonics and applications). ALPhANOV is supported by the European Union, the State and the Regional Council of Aquitaine in the project contract 2007-2013 State-Region.

 

ALPhANOV was built, from its inception, on experience in micro-machining  developed by laser platform applications Aquitaine (PALA), which depends on the CELIA laboratory and was implemented by François SALIN.

 

ALPhANOV received in 2008 the label Technological Resource Centre awarded by the Ministry of Research, for its supporting role in business innovation, especially for SMEs. This certification was renewed in 2012. ALPhANOV also received approval in 2007 for Research Tax Credit (CIR).

 

ALPhANOV is located on the campus of Talence, in the Institut d'optique d'Aquitaine. Deployed over a total of 2000 m² of offices and technical facilities, it employs about sixty researchers, engineers and technology and transfer specialists.

 

ALPhANOV counts more than 600 contracts completed or ongoing, participation in numerous collaborative projects, from regional to European level, and support in the creation of 10 companies in 5 years. In addition, three patents have been filed on its own or in collaboration with academic partner laboratories.

 

ALPhANOV Board of Directors is composed of its founding members, of an academic college and of a college of companies. That gives the structure a balance governance between public / private and research / industry. The office is mostly industrial, and is chaired by Philippe METIVIER, General Manager of Eolite Lasers.

Missions

ALPhANOV fosters the creation of intellectual capital in order to bring its expertise and know-how to industry.

 

Through its ability to mobilize the skills and expertise required in the fields of optics and lasers, ALPhANOV acts as a "technological amplifier " serving innovative projects in which cooperate research scientists, engineers and laboratory specialists, SMEs and corporate industrial groups.

 

ALPhANOV expertise and technological resources serve four main missions:

  • To assist in the creation and development of companies by providing innovative solutions that meet their expectations.
  • To assist in the valorization of laboratory research, and in the technology transfer process.
  • To build collaborative projects, bring technologies to maturity, and reduce products' time to market.
  • To provide resources and services in optics and lasers.

 

ALPhANOV's activities meet your projects' requirements in industrial innovation:

  • Collaborative projects

Development or implementation of products or processes in partnership with companies and research laboratories. Leveraging the expertise and resources of each other, the partners establish contracts based on common objectives and shared returns. A team and a process take hold to achieve industrial projects.

  • Services

Expertise, and technical support to companies, feasibility study of manufacturing processes, or technical services (micromachining, optical design, metrology).

  • Shared equipment platform

Access to shared hardware platform , dedicated resources for companies and laboratories, technical assistance.

  • Business Consulting

Micro-consulting for SMEs and SMIs, assistance in project engineering, technological support for entrepreneurs.

  • Technology watch

ALPhANOV provides the highest level of competency through technological research developed in collaboration with laboratories.

 

ALPhANOV carries out its activities in seven areas of expertise:

Management team

Regroupint PhD's, engineers, and technical staff, ALPhANOV consists of three departments: micromachining, laser components and laser sources, laser and optical systems.

 

Director: Benoit APPERT-COLLIN

Benoit Appert-Collin graduated from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School Executive MBA and CPA ESC-Toulouse. He  began his career as a sales engineer at Photonetics. In 2002 he joined the Aquitaine region to create, along with some local actors including Professor Andre Ducasse, the new association ALPhA (Aquitaine Laser Photonics and applications). He put together the application for the seal of approval for the Route des Lasers competitiveness cluster and participated in the creation of ALPhANOV. He has been its director since its inception in 2007.

 





Laser Micromachining department: Rainer KLING
 

Rainer Kling holds a PhD from the Institute for Plasma Physics at the University of Hannover.  Before joining ALPhANOV in 2011, he ran the Department of Production and Systems Technology at Laser Zentrum (LZH) in Hanover. A recognized expert, Rainer Kling is responsible for conference sessions at ICALEO and Photonics West and consultant to the Journal of Production Engineering.








Laser sources and components department: Johan BOULLET

 

Since July 2015, Johan Boullet has been in charge of the component and laser sources business unit at ALPhANOV. He holds a Doctorate on fiber optics and fiber lasers, done at the Xlim laboratory. He then completed his Post-Doctorate at the CELIA laboratory in Bordeaux. This was in collaboration with regional industrialists such as Eolite Systems and Amplitude Systems on microstructured fibers for femtosecond applications.
In 2009, he became the co-founder of Azur Light Systems, supported by ALPhANOV, and where he was the R&D manager for 5 years.

 







Laser and optical systems department: Sébastien ERMENEUX

 


Sébastien Ermeneux graduated in Physical Engineering from INSA Rennes.  He also holds a PhD in laser materials, and a degree in "senior officer - Innovation and Entrepreneurship" from ESCP Europe. He joined ALPhANOV in 2007 after successive positions as Product Manager at Highwave Optical Technologies, responsible for the development of an amplifier product line at Alcatel Optronics, and in charge of marketing at Eolite Systems.

 







Sales and marketing department: Arnaud ZOUBIR

 

Arnaud Zoubir joined ALPhANOV in 2011. He  holds an engineering degree from ENSCPB, and a PhD in Optics from CREOL / University of Central Florida. His research led him to the Australian National University, and to the Osaka University.  He then went back to France where he spent five years at HORIBA Jobin Yvon as sales manager for the Research market.

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Current offers:

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30/10/2018: PhD position: X-ray Spectral and Phase Contrast Tomographic Reconstruction

 

ALPhANOV is a technological center specialized in lasers and photonics based in Talence in France.

ALPhANOV is leading a new project “XPulse” focused on design and development of a medical imaging system using laser based x-rays for breast cancer application. The XPulse project is a collaborative R&D project involving industrial, clinical and academic partners and is funded by the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in France and the EU for a 5 years period.
The successful candidate will assume the leading role in development of image reconstruction, image processing and image analysis algorithms with emphasis with clinical and industrial partners.


You will work on developing a new methodology for 3D reconstruction of X-ray phase contrast and spectral imaging in biological samples. You will participate in setting up the experiments and in acquiring data within the XPulse setup.


You will work on extending the 2D phase contrast and spectral imaging algorithm into a 3D algorithm. Rather than performing 3D reconstruction on phase contrast and spectral retrieved projections, your goal will be to perform directly a 3D reconstructed volume from the initial data in order to reduce processing time and to achieve better resolution and contrast.
This work will be carried out using experimental X-ray imaging setups available at ALPhANOV. This setups are based in two kind of X-ray sources: a micro-focus metal jet source and a laser based X-ray source. Multiple detector technologies can be used to acquire the images: Photon counting detector, flat panel detector…

 

Responsibilities:

  • Programming and testing of algorithms and routines for image reconstruction, image processing/segmentation and image analysis.
  • Development and implementation of innovative integrated reconstruction method for phase contrast and spectral imaging
  • Empirical evaluations of x-ray based imaging systems and techniques.
  • Interact with collaborators/Partners from other institutions and organizations.
  • Collaborate in preparation of manuscripts for publications, presentations at conferences, and for grant applications.
  • Participate in the development of protocols for pre-clinical and clinical tests.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of x-ray imaging systems and methods.
  • Knowledge/Experience with implementing reconstruction algorithm.
  • Knowledge/Experience with GEANT4 or similar Monte Carlo modeling toolkit.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in computing, applied mathematics, engineering, medical imaging...

 

Contact: aboubakr.bakkali@alphanov.com

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04/10/2018: Laser processing engineer

 

Job description:

Being part of an experimental team well known for its wide and deep know-how on laser processing, you will join the group of meso-processing which focuses on cutting-edge processes as for instance surface preparation, additive manufacturing, laser shock peening and transparent material processing, having access to one of the most diversified and numerous fleet of lasers of France (from IR to UV, from CW source to ultra-short pulse laser systems). You will be responsible for the realization of feasibility studies, development of industrial processes and high added-value productions. You will take part as well in the managing, operation and continuous development of the whole laser-processing systems, that is optical lines and related opto-mechanical systems. You will work in parallel on R&D projects developed internally as well as within national and international collaborations.

 

In charge of project management, you will:

  • Be in contact with the clients to understand and define their technical needs
  • Take part in the definition of the quote together with the commercial department
  • Oversee the development and the realization of the projects under your responsibility

Implement innovative laser processing techniques and boost the know-how of the ‘meso’ group.

 

Type of contract: Temporary or permanent according to applicant profile

 

Profile and skills:

The applicant must have:

  • MSc specialized in optics or material science with good knowledge in the field of laser/matter interaction. A Ph.D. degree in the same fields is considered a plus
  • A 3 to 5 year experience in industry and/or laser-processing field
  • Good relation skills
  • Autonomy and dynamism, together with organization and precision
  • Good inclination for experimental work and lab work
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Management experience is considered a plus

Contact: marc.faucon@alphanov.com and charly.loumena@alphanov.com

 

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04/10/2018: Laser processing engineer

 

Job description:

Being part of an experimental team well known for its wide and deep know-how on laser processing, you will join the group of micro-processing which focuses on cutting-edge processes as for instance surface functionalization and texturing, selective ablation, high-quality marking and engraving, surface and intra-volume marking of transparent materials, having access to one of the most diversified and numerous fleet of lasers of France (from IR to UV, from CW source to ultra-short pulse laser systems). You will be responsible for the realization of feasibility studies, development of industrial processes and high added-value productions. You will take part as well in the managing, operation and continuous development of the whole laser-processing systems, that is optical lines and related opto-mechanical systems. You will work in parallel on R&D projects developed internally as well as within national and international collaborations.


In charge of project management, you will:

  • Be in contact with the clients to understand and define their technical needs
  • Take part in the definition of the quote together with the commercial department
  • Oversee the development and the realization of the projects under your responsibility
  • Implement innovative laser processing techniques and boost the know-how of the ‘micro’ group. 

Type of contract: Temporary or permanent according to applicant profile

 

Profile and skills:

The applicant must have:

  • MSc specialized in optics or material science with good knowledge in the field of laser/matter interaction. A Ph.D. degree in the same fields is considered a plus
  • A 3 to 5 year experience in industry and/or laser-processing field
  • Good relation skills
  • Autonomy and dynamism, together with organization and precision
  • Good inclination for experimental work and lab work
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Management experience is considered a plus

 

Contact: marc.faucon@alphanov.com and girolamo.mincuzzi@alphanov.com

 

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Products and services

From the feasibility study to a final product available in small series, ALPhANOV controls the entire chain of development of innovative solutions.

 

One of the first missions of ALPhANOV technology center is to provide innovative solutions that meet the needs of companies and laboratories. Since its inception, ALPhANOV has demonstrated a role as innovation amplifier through various collaborative projects, technology transfer and its contribution to the creation and development of enterprises. Its developments in optics and lasers have also led it to develop its own commercial offer, complementing that of its partners.

Meanwhile, its skills are made ​​available to customers and partners via a range of customized services.

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