Graduate, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1965-1968; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1971.
Research staff National Center for Scientific Research-U. Orsay, France, 1971-1979. Technical development manager Matra Corporation, Velizy, France, 1979-1983. Chief scientist Elf Aquitaine, Paris, 1984-1999.
Senior vice president scientific development Total Fina Elf, since 2000. Consultant for systems and software companies. Member review boards of French Ctre National de la Recherche Scientifique, since 1986.
Member American Physical Society, Industrial Research Institute.
Married Isabelle R. Allary, April 9, 1991. 2 children.