Laboratory for the Integration from Material to System

The IMS (Integration from Material to System) laboratory was established in 2007 through the merger of three research units: IXL, PIOM, and LAPS. The laboratory combines fundamental research, engineering, and technology, with a focus on an integrative system approach in the field of Information Technologies. IMS is a joint research unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Bordeaux, and Bordeaux INP. Within CNRS, IMS is affiliated with the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and the Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I).

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A renowned and recognized research laboratory

IMS Bordeaux is a renowned research laboratory that has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The laboratory focuses on ten research themes including bioelectronics, cognitics, productics, signal and image, automatic, conception, reliability, nanoelectronics, waves, and organic. The laboratory emphasizes research where all the themes are interconnected.
The laboratory is at the forefront of technology, and its strong industrial partnerships enable IMS Bordeaux to be a major player in research in France.


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Thesis defense of Sébastien SADLO - November 30th, 2023

24 Nov 2023
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Thesis defense of Mor DIOP - December 11th, 2023

23 Nov 2023
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Thesis defense of Denis FLORES - November 28th, 2023

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Thesis defense of Leonardo Heitich Brendler - December 15th, 2023

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The laboratory' research themes

The laboratory's interdisciplinary approach and interconnected research themes ensure that it remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

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IMS consists of 10 research groups, with each group coordinating research in its respective field and overseeing 2 or 3 thematic teams. In addition to its research groups, IMS also provides access to technological platforms and equipment that are available to both its own researchers and external research services.

Data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud.
Digital sovereignty
With the deployment of large numbers of sensors and smart devices to form the edge of the Internet of Things to the scale of 50 billions and rising, data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud. In this context, digital sovereignty refers to the ability to have control over our own digital destiny – the data, hardware and software that you rely on and create.
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy.
Energy sobriety
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy. Hardware is critical at this level and there is a clear need to explore the suitability of breakthrough emerging technologies to meet the energy-efficiency. From material and up to system level, this could also be achieved by adopting an holistic approach taking also into account the performance and compactness requirements.
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power.
Ecological sustainability
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power while reducing pollution and harm to the environment. In that way, research’s, from material up to system can be achieved to measure and track sustainability progress, optimize the use of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and make possible a more circular economy. Also, digital technologies also enable innovation and collaboration.


Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal

The ACTES, "Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal", i.e. an emerging transverse action of societal challenge in english represent innovative research’s featuring collaborative works involving at least two IMS research groups. The ACTES are targeting societal issues among which the digital sovereignty, the energy sobriety and the ecological sustainability. The "ACTES" are meant to be driven at the cutting edge of the research groups knowledge leveraging their complementarity within the unique IMS lab value chain, from material to system.

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The IMS (Intégration du Matériau au Système) laboratory is a CNRS Joint Research Unit developing its activities in the field of systems science and engineering, at the convergence between information and communication sciences and technologies on the one hand and engineering sciences on the other.

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The laboratory's technical resources

Cross platform
The IMS laboratory maintains its technological resources include both materials and human resources in fields such as analysis, assembly techniques, mechanical engineering, and accelerated aging.

Thematic equipment Teacher-researchers and researchers from the laboratory rely on shared infrastructures in experimental platforms to carry out their research.



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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

The IMS Bordeaux research laboratory relies on a multitude of national and international collaborations to successfully carry out its research projects. Here are three key aspects of these partnerships :

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  • Collaborations with academic institutions
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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

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Revisiting two piezoelectric salts within an eco-design paradigm for sensors and actuators applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03054272 Combining the global trends of DFA or CDFA of different orders Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03920420 Selective Outdoor Humidity Monitoring Using Epoxybutane Polyethyleneimine in a Flexible Microwave Sensor Lien HAL : https://inria.hal.science/hal-03939931 Probing proton diffusion as a guide to environmental stability in powder-engineered FAPbI3 and CsFAPbI3 perovskites Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04235945 Usability Evaluation of Connected Health Devices in Home Monitoring: Toward Devices Adapted to the Characteristics of Informal Caregivers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03992287 Effect of cathode spacer layer on the current‐voltage characteristics of resonant tunneling diodes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03932642 Skeletonization and 3D rendering with real time terahertz tomography Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04264820 Splitting of magnetic dipole modes in anisotropic TiO2 micro-spheres Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01370336 Self-Deformable Flexible MEMS Tweezer Composed of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)/Ionic Liquid Gel for Electrical Measurements and Soft Gripping Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03864769 A Novel Reverberation Chamber for In Vitro Bioelectromagnetic Experiments at 3.5 GHz Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04084886 Fractional modeling of wind speed turbulence Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04080631 Introduction : confiance et communication, une aporie démocratique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03981412 Un théâtre de contrebande. Quelques hypothèses sur Vitez et le communisme Lien HAL : https://shs.hal.science/halshs-03977820 De l’entraînement à la performance sportive Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04100781 State constrained tracking control for nonlinear systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01153388 Probabilistic Interpretations of Fractional Operators and Fractional Behaviours: Extensions, Applications and Tribute to Prof. José Tenreiro Machado’s Ideas Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04017499 Third Order Intermodulations Phase Shifting in Power Amplifiers for Spatial filtering in Multi-beam 5G mmW Phased Array Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04086339 DFA-based abacuses providing the Hurst exponent estimate for short-memory processes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03225784 Non-destructive state-of-health diagnosis algorithm for blended electrode lithium-ion battery Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04087512 Stability analysis of time-delay systems in the parametric space ⋆ Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04242598 A 3.2 GHz Injection-Locked Ring Oscillator-Based Phase-Locked-Loop for Clock Recovery Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04027855 A Block-based LMS using the Walsh Transform for Digital Predistortion of Power Amplifiers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04166712 Polygranular image guided atomistic reconstruction: A parametric model of pyrocarbon nanostructure Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04249516 Polymer Microtip-Based Fabry–Perot Interferometer for Water Content Determination in the Gas and Liquid Phase Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04261409

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Principles of a safe and high performing CRONE control of nonlinear systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04163214 Convertible delta-wing aircraft for teaching and research Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02378547 Artificial Intelligence for Defence in an EQF6 Training and Education Program, From the Design to the Execution Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04005245 Content-based image retrieval: Colorfulness and Depth visual perception quantification Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04263877 Deep Ensemble Learning Model Based on Covariance Pooling of Multi-Layer CNN Features Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04263872 Sharing Our Positive Experience About the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04005241 Physical interpretation and initialization of the fractional integrator Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04205818 Investigating the degradation mechanisms of moisture on the reliability of integrated low-k stack Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04273097 An identification procedure for the tuning of a robust fractional controller Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04192541 Organic materials modelling in three terminal Organic/Si tandem solar cells Lien HAL : https://centralesupelec.hal.science/hal-04296813 High-Resolution Fractional Digital Frequency Divider using a Binary-Rate Multiplier Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04080880 Fractional System Identification using Binary Measurements Lien HAL : https://normandie-univ.hal.science/hal-04131671 Analyse exploratoire de métriques en segmentation d'images : application en proxidétection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04263897 Sub-millimeter-scale multijunction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03781347 Low-complexity algorithm for the minimum distance properties of PAC codes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04289436 Design and efficiency measurement of a sub-unit for a 20kW DC-DC multiphase power converter Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04239643 Study on Measurement Discontinuity during On-wafer TRL Calibration of 28FD-SOI Devices upto 110GHz Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04274103 Multi-scale electro-thermo-mechanical simulation of a SiC MOSFET transitor during short-circuit Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04263298 Optimal CRONE control of the intake manifold pressure of a spark ignition internal combustion engine Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04163207 From real-time single to multicompartmental Hodgkin-Huxley neurons on FPGA for bio-hybrid systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04109839 Adaptive Task Sharing in Collaboarative Robotics Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04133473 Baseband TIA Design Using Inversion Coefficient MOSFET Model in CMOS 28nm Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04118703 Le recueil de données des plateformes d’enseignement pour l’étude de la persévérance dans l’enseignement à distance au second degré Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04248176 Recent Advances on Qualification and Reliability of Cu/SiO2 to Cu/SiO2 Hybrid Bonds for 3D ICs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04166906 Using X-ray imaging for the study of crack development in solder reliability testing Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04273250 Life Cycle Assessment in an Ecodesign Process: A Pedagogical Case Study Lien HAL : https://hal.utc.fr/hal-04280568
Résumé en français

Le laboratoire de l’Intégration du Matériau au Système a été créé le 1er janvier 2007, par la fusion de trois unités de recherche bordelaises, avec une stratégie scientifique commune de développement principalement centrée dans le domaine des Sciences et de l’Ingénierie des Systèmes, à la convergence des Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication , et des Sciences pour l’Ingénieur .

Le laboratoire est rattaché à trois tutelles, le CNRS, l’Université de Bordeaux et Bordeaux Aquitaine INP.

Au CNRS, l’UMR5218 est rattachée en principal à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénierie et des Systèmes et en secondaire à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Information et de leurs Interactions .

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