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Strategic Energy Technology Plan conference 2010

A Belgian EU Presidency conference trio ewi-vlaanderen European Commision




Special Advisor, Nuclear R&D and International Issues - EDF Generation



Date of birth:                                       09/14 – 1953


Education:                                           Engineer – Ecole Polytechnique (Paris Class of 1973)

                                                               Master in Applied Mathematics (Paris VI Jussieu 1976)

                                                               Engineer – Paris School of Mines (Paris 1978)

                                                               PhD in Plasma Physics (Paris XI Orsay, 1985)


Professional career:

Employed between 1979 and 2006   by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA - French Atomic Energy Commission)


1979-1983 – Research Engineer at the Research Centre of Valduc (CEA/DAM) Research in Intense Light Ion Beams Physics for Inertial Confinement Fusion.

1983-1985 – Head, Detonation Physics Section – Centre of Vaujours (CEA/DAM)

1986-1988 – Deputy Head, Service for Special Technologies, CEA/Saclay

1988-1990 Manager, French Special Isotope Separation Project (SIS) CEA/Saclay

1990 -1994 – Head, Department of Enrichment Processes - CEA/Saclay

1994-2000 – Director of the Fuel Cycle Directorate, CEA/Headquarters and CEA/Marcoule

2000-2004 – Nuclear Weapons Director at CEA/DAM – CEA/Bruyères le Chatel and between  2002 and 2004, Laser Mega Joule Deputy Director

2004-2006 Director, Administration, Finance and Information Technology, CEA/Head quarters

Since Jan. 2007 : joined Electricité de France (EDF) as Special Advisor for Nuclear R&D and International Issues at EDF/Generation

Since 2006: Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the French Engineering School “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris”


Board Memberships:

2004-2006: Chairman of the CEA Valorisation Fund

2004-2006: Board Member of the Waste Agency “Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs - ANDRA”

Since 1994: Board Member of the “Compagnie Industrielle des Lasers” (CILAS)

2006-2007: Vice Chairman of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN)

2007-2009:  Chairman of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN)

Since 2007: EDF Representative at the Foratom General Assembly



Implementation Plan for the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII)
15 November 2010 - 14h30