Bachelor Degree in 1977
Engineer Preparatory School (Lycée St Louis – Paris) from 1978 to 1980
Engineer degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille – IDN in 1983
Various training sessions with Flopetrol (Indonesia), CEA (Saclay-France) and Risø Nal Lab (Denmark).
Military duties (1983) as Sports Teacher in a public school in Germany
Fluent in English (1.5 years in the US as a youngster)
Fairly fluent in Danish (Danish mother)
Notions of Russian (first language at school) and German
Sports: Swimming (Life-guard state diploma), Rugby, Ski
1984 – 1992 Aerospatiale – now Ariane Group
Les Mureaux – France
1984 – 1987 Technical studies on Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 launchers:
Dynamic behavior of the launcher – Pogo effect
Trajectory and Transitory phases studies for Ariane 5
1987 – 1990 Futures projects – Project manager for:
ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) and RRL (Reusable Rocket Launchers)
EAL (Liquid Booster on Ariane 5)
PLS (Small Launcher)
Responsible for Space Debris activities (from 1987 to today)
1990 – 1992 Member of the Ariane 5 Industrial Architect Team, responsible for:
Mission Analyses, Trajectories – Performances
Stage kinematics, Mass budgets
Since 1992 CNES – Launcher Directorate
Evry, then Paris – France
1992 – 1997 Ariane 5 Programme Directorate – Systems Division
Responsible for various development activities:
Mission Analyses, Trajectories – Performances – Mass budgets
Responsible for Launcher System Tests:
Full scale Dynamic Mock-up tests (EAP, Upper-Composite tests)
Combined tests (EMC, shocks, separations, acoustics, thermics…)
Flight Tests: Author of the Technological Flight Tests Specifications
Previsions – Post Flight Evaluations – Chair of 502 Level 0
1997 – 2005 Future Projects Responsible for the preliminary studies of Upper Cryotechnic Stage of Ariane 5 Co-Author of the ESC Programme File
1998 Head of the Future Launchers Division (then Senior Project Manager)
CNES representative in numerous Working Groups (Groupe Prospective Arianespace, Launcher Cooperation: JAXA – Tsniimash – NASA)
Division in charge of some 20 topics
Market analysis, strategy, with Arianespace, and Defense aspects
New Programmes Proposals (ESC, P80, …)
Improvements of Ariane 5 – Ariane 5 alternatives – ELV 2020 initiative
Reusable Launchers: ANGEL proposal, Pre-X proposal, …
Project manager for ESA FLTP and OURAL (with Russia)
Small, mini, micro launchers, advanced propulsion, advanced missions
2005 Senior Expert – Technical Associate Directorate
Syntheses on multidisciplinary activities on any launcher, future projects or R&T
Member or Panel Chair of Programme Reviews for European Launchers, current or future.
In charge of the organization of CNES-DLA tutorial activities, in house (Cours Lanceur) and at European level (Engineer schools, Universities, Professionals …)
2018 Senior Expert – Launcher Directorate
In charge of outreach for the Launcher Directorate
Representative of Launcher Directorate in international fora, Associations, Academies, …
Numerous technical expertise activities
Since 1992 Responsible for Space Debris Activities (Launchers) in CNES
Member of the ECSS Working Group on Space Debris
Member of ISO/TC20/SC14/WG7 on Space Debris
Representative of France within IADC (Inter Agency Debris Committee)
Former Chairman of IADC Working Group 4 in charge of mitigation
Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) –Commission V.
Corresponding member of Air and Space Academy (AAE)
Fellow of Association Aéronautique & Astronautique de France (3AF).
Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Chairman of the IAA Space Debris Committee.
Chairman of the IAA “Private Human Access to Space” (PHAS) congress 2019
Coordinator of the A6 Symposium “Space Debris” of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Member of the IPC Steering Group of the Intenational Astronautical Federation (IAF)
Member of the of the IAC Progam Evolution Working Group and IAF Honours & Awards Committee (HAC)
Founding member and General Secretary of EUCASS (European Conference for Aerospace Sciences). Chairman of the EUCASS “System Integration” symposium. Co-chair EUCASS 2019 Technical Committee
Co-Editor of “Acta Astronautica”
Co-Editor of the “CEAS Space Journal”.
Co-Editor of “EUCASS Advances in Aerospace Sciences” books.
Co-Editor of AIAA “Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets”
Co-Editor of the IAA Space Debris Position Papers
180+ professional publications (Acta Astronautica, IAF, AIAA, COSPAR, ISTS, 3AF, Euroconsult…).
Book “Pollution Spatiale” (Belin Editors)
Member of the JAXA-ISAS Evaluation Board 2013 (Japan)
Expert for European Commission, ANR (France), NSERC (Canada) and CSTN (Terminology, France)
Awards: Prix de l’Innovation Aéronautique et Spatiale 2005 – Aéroclub de France.