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  • Research on the detection of pollutants has been granted
  • The ISL celebrates 55 years of existence
  • Eurosatory 2014
Research on the detection of pollutants has been granted

Denis Spitzer, scientist at the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) and Dr. Beth Pruitt of the Stanford Microsystems Laboratory have been granted the special award of 10’000 $ by the Interdisciplinary Centre France Stanford. This award will help to finance the common collaboration in the field of “Nanomaterial functionalization for high performance multifunctional integrated environmental sensing”. The project unites complementary...

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The ISL celebrates 55 years of existence

The French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis has been created by ratification of a binational treaty between France and Germany on 22 june 1959. Today, it celebrates its 55 years of existence. 55 years of French-German research The institute has seen its roots after World War II in the late 40’s to allow a team of German scientists to work for the...

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Eurosatory 2014

55 years old: an age of maturity for ISL, the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, a joint initiative of the French and German governments. A rejuvenated research institute, that delivers cutting-edge innovations to land & global security systems. Focused on a pervasive issue in today’s land warfare as combat still causes injuries, ruins and death, because of that destructive energy launched...

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ISL : Research for Security and Defence

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The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis is a binational research institute established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a treaty signed in 1958. The core mission of ISL is: "Research, scientific studies and basic predevelopment in the field of defense and security.

The classical working areas of ISL include: laser-matter interaction, laser development, detonics, perforation, protection, ballistics, the environment and protection of the soldier, acoustics, power electronics, high-power microwaves, aerodynamics and flight mechanics, optronics, sensors.

ISL has reinforced its activities on issues of civil security and countermeasures against terrorism encountered both at home and during overseas military operations.

The institute is situated in Southern Alsace near the German and Swiss borders.

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