Bachelor in Physics, University Orsay, France, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Grenoble, France, 1985.
Postdoctoral fellow, Center National Research Science, France, 1985-1987; researcher laboratory Louis Néel, Center National Research Science, France, 1988-1990; research engineer, Center for Nuclear Studies of Grenoble, France, 1992-1995, 97; head research group nanostructure and magnetism, Center for Nuclear Studies of Grenoble. Visiting science International Business Machines Corporation Almaden, 1990-1991, U. San Diego, 1995-1996.
Married Marie-Pierre Boullez, March 19, 1983. Children: Thomas, Tiphaine, Manon, Gauthier, Clemence.