Degree in engineering, Ecole de Chimie, Toulouse, France, 1972. Postgraduate, Atomic Research Center, Saclay, France, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, 1976.
Professor, head surface treatment department Ecole National Superieure Mines, St.-Etienne, France, since 1976. Expert, Anvar, France, 1993—1995. Professor C.N. Arts & Metiers, St. Etienne, since 1996.
Consultant French Surface Treatment Industry, since 1991.
Board directors G.C.U., Paris, 1971—1974. Member of CRITT (secretary 1990-1999), AFTS (board directors 1990-1997), American Electroplaters and Surface Finisher Society (Second vice president, 1st vice president 1994-1999, Silver medal 1990, Gold medal 2000, Abner Brenner award 2000).
Married Danielle Jane Giraud, July 8, 1972. Children: Frederick, Sebastien, Julien.