Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Reactor Physics, University Paris Orsay, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Reactor Physics, Center for Educational Affairs, Institute National Sciences et Technology Nuclear, 1973.
Head, neutronics group Center for Educational Affairs, Cadarache, France, 1973—2001, research director, since 2002, director, since 2002.
Married Brigitte Blanc. Children: Karl, Samy.