Graduate in engineering, National School Aeronautics and Space, Toulouse, France, 1977. Graduate in business administration, Institut de Preparation aux Affaires, Toulouse, 1978. Doctor of Engineering in Thermodynamics, University Paris VI, 1981.
Head aerodynamics office, general studies Service Technique des Programmes Aeronautiques, French Ministry Defense, Paris, 1978—1987. Hermes aeronautical system engineer European Space Agency, Toulouse, 1987—1991, head Hermes system verification office, 1991—1993, crew transport system engineer, 1993—1995, future launchers system engineer Paris, 1995—2005, senior Ariane launchers system engineer, since 2005. Chairman, fluid dynamics panel North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, Paris, 1994—1995.
Member of International Astronautical Federation (space transportation committee 1997—2005).
Married Martine Dujarric. Children: Florence, Christophe, Celine.