Bachelor of Science, École Polytechnic, Paris, 1975. Master of Science, École Génie Rural, Eaux, Paris, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985.
Research associate, National Center Scientific Research (National Center for Scientific Research), Roscoff, France, 1983-1994; director researcher, National Center Scientific Research (National Center for Scientific Research), France, since 1994. Department head Station Biologique, Roscoff, 1995.
Member American Geophysical Union, American Society Limnology and Oceanography, Phycology Society of America.
Married Bach-Lien Hua, 1983. 1 child, Laèlia.