Diploma in physics, University Bonn (Germany), 1984. Doctor of Physics, University Bonn (Germany), 1987.
Assistant, Saclay, France, 1988-1989, University Geneva (Switzerland), 1989-1993. Chargé de cours University Fribourg (Switzerland), 1993. Research associate University Oxford (England), 1993-1995.
Professor physics University Nancy (France), since 1995.
(The history of critical phenomena goes back to the year 1...)
Member Student Mission Germany, Marburg, 1986-1988. Member German Physical Society, Swiss Physical Society, French Physical Society.
Married Maria do Rosário de Lima Catalão Henkel.