Ampère Laboratory

Ampère - UMR CNRS 5005


Christian VOLLAIRE, Director.

Cyril BUTTAY, Deputy Director.

Under the aegis of

  • École Centrale de Lyon
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • INSA Lyon
  • CNRS

Fields of research

The management and rational use of energy in systems according to the setting (electrical engineering, electromagnetism, automation, environmental microbiology):

  • Develop analysis and synthesis methods to design multi-physic systems that incorporate the restrictions on the command-control, reliability and environment.
  • Advance fundamental concepts, methods and applications of bioengineering through the combination of electrical engineering, microsystem studies and biology.
  • Create and optimise the devices for the transmission, distribution and conversion of electric power taking into account their environment.

Primary experiment facilities

  • High-voltage test centre
  • Electromagnetic compatibility test centre
  • Environmental microbiology laboratory
  • Characterisation test rigs for power components in commutation
  • Fluid power test centre
  • 45 kW diagnostic platform
  • Environmental chamber for testing endurance and ageing

Fields of application

  • Energy: high and medium voltage equipment, contactless energy transmission
  • Transport, aeronautics
  • Mobile and embedded systems
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Health: dosimetry of human exposure to electromagnetic fields


Écully, Villeurbanne.

Member of

Carnot Institute Engineering@Lyon

2 Laboratories of Excellence (LabEx)

  • IMUST - Institute for Multiscale Science and Technology
  • PRIMES - Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imagery and Simulation