Doctor of Philosophy in Igneous Petrology, University Paris, 1972. Doctor of Science, University Paris, 1980.
Research associate McGill University, Montreal, 1973. Research attache National Center for Scientific Research, France, 1972, 74-80, in charge of research France, 1980-1981. Professor mineralogy and petrology University Paris-Sud, since 1981, head department earth science, 1984-1988, 95-99, chairman Petrography-Volcanology Laboratory, since 1993.
Secretary commission granites I.A.V.C.E.I., 1991-2000. Chairman subcommission systematics of igneous rocks International Union Geological Sciences, since 2002.
Lieutenant French Military, 1975-1976. Fellow Geological Society France (prix Viquesnel 1986).
Married Françoise Vial, December 18, 1971. 1 child, Philippe.