Diploma university technical and electronics, Universitaire Technologie Electronique, Angers, France, 1968. Diploma engineer, Conservatoire des Arts & Métiers National, Paris, 1973.
Physicist assistant University Center Sciences and Technology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 1968-1973. Head electromagnetic environmental group National Telecom Research Center, Lannion, France, 1974-1986. Senior engineer European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 1986-1991.
Assistant director general Space Affairs Bureau, Paris, 1991-1992. Head space advanced technologies department Ministry Research and Space, 1992-1993. Space director Ministry of Postal Services Telecommunications and Space, 1993-1998.
Deputy to European space coordinator European Commission, Brussels, since 1998. Science adviser National Telecommunications Research Center, 1986-1988, Meteorage Ltd., Paris, 1986-1992.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), International Union RadioSci. (chairman electromagnetic hoise and interference committee 1987-1993, science coordinator 1993-1999).
Married Monique Mélanie Hamon, March 24, 1967 (divorced February 1987). Children: Emmanuel, Yohan, Katell, Gaël. Married Christiane Yvetot, March 4, 1988.
1 child, Laure.