Bachelor of Science in Materials Physics and Chemistry, University Montpellier, France, 1975; Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology, Institute Engineering Science, France, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy in Solid State Physics, University Montpellier, 1981.
Postdoctoral research associate ceramics department University Gainesville, Florida, 1981-1982; researcher Corning Europe Incorporated, Avon, France, 1982-1984, project leader France, 1984-1988, group leader France, 1988-1990, research associate France, since 1990; Member advisory committee EUROGEL, Federal Republic of Germany, since 1989; member advisory board Engineering School, Montpellier, since 1986; consulting member Technology Commission 16 of International Glass Congress since 1988, Cooperation in Science and Technology European RTD programs, Brussels, 1991. Author: (chapter) Science of Ceramic Chemical Processing, 1986, (chapter) Ultrastructure Processing of Ceramics, 1984; contributor over 42 articles to professional journals. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. Chief editor of Springer series book on "Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies"
Spouse Jaqueline Sebag.