Mechanical Engineer, Ecole Centrale, Lyon, France, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Centrale, Lyon, France, 1988. Master of Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1985.
Aerospace engineer Dassault Aviation, Saint-Cloud, France, 1988-1997. Teacher aerodynamics ENSHMG, Grenoble, France, 1992-1997, University Institutes of Technology, Ville d'Avray, France, 1993-1997.
Served with French Air Force, 1986. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development.
Married Emmanuelle J. Guerin, August 13, 1988. Children: Christophe, Claire, Lucile.