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director , aerospace scientist

Philippe Jean Richard, French aerospace scientist, director. Achievements include patents for Interferometric lightning localisation & mapping; patents for Tunable Optical Filter; development of First Commercial Total Lightning Mapping System; research in 3D interferometric lightning mapping. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Background

Richard, Philippe Jean was born on November 4, 1953 in Montélimar, France. Son of Andre and Rose Richard.

Education

Engineer, SUPELEC, Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Gif sur Yvette, France, 1974—1977. Master of Science, Stanford University, Dept of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Palo Alto, California, 1977—1978. Astrophysics License certified, University Paris, Orsay, 1976—1977.

Career

Research group leader Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, National Aerospace Research Center, Chatillon, France, 1979—1989. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Dimensions S.A., Aix en Provence (Meyreuil), France, 1989—2000. General manager Vaisala S.A., Thunderstorm Business Unit, Aix en Provence, France, 2000—2002, Vaisala Inc., Thunderstorm Business Unit, Tucson, 2002—2004.

Director business development Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, French Aerospace Research Laboratory, Chatillon, France, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Interferometric lightning localisation & mapping. Patents for Tunable Optical Filter. Development of First Commercial Total Lightning Mapping System.

    Research in 3D interferometric lightning mapping.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, astronomy.

Connections

Married Antje Kruse, August 9, 2002.

father:
Andre Richard

mother:
Rose Richard

spouse:
Antje Kruse