Engineer, Ecole Superior de Physique/Chimie, Paris, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Paris VI, 1996. Habilitation, University Paris XI, 2000.
Editor Belin Company, Paris, 1980-1981, Pour la Science, Paris, 1980-1984, vice editor-in-chief, 1984-1997, editor-in-chief, 1997-2000. Chemist Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, since 2000. Science director Foundation Food Science & Culture, Academy of Sciences.
Director International Workshop on Molecular Gastronomy, since 1992. Science director Archimede, Paris, 1995-2000, Pi=3.14, Paris, 1995-2000.
Member Committee for Science Literature, 1990. Member of National Academy Cuisine, Academy Agriculture, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, French Academy of Chocolate and Sweet Products, Defi Experimental (president since 1997), French Chemical Society, French Academy Cooking.
Married Pascale Friang, July 9, 1983. Children: Wolfgang, Alexandre.