Doctor of Chemistry, Ecole National Superior Chimie, Strasbourg, France, 1974.
Researcher Rhone-Poulenc Research, Saint Fons, France, 1974-1982, senior researcher analytical department France, 1982-1983. Researcher Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium, 1982-1983. Senior researcher organic department Rhone-Poulenc Research, Saint Fons, France, 1987-1991, head analytical department France, 1991-1994, head organic department France, 1994-1999.
Director research pharmaceutical ingredients, perfumery and specialities Rhodia Organique, Lyon, France, 1999—2003. Consultant organic chemical and analysis Rhodia, France, since 2003. Associate researcher Rhone-Poulenc, Saint Fons, France, 1986-1991, associate director, 1992.
Member European Chemical Society, French Chemical Society (Organic Division prize 1990).
Married Marie Louise Gruner, May 3, 1975. 1 child, Alexandre Nicolas.