He is professor at ENS Paris-Saclay, past director of LMT Cachan and past Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France. His research aims at proposing and developing methods and concepts to solve industrial challenges and is strongly supported by aeronautical industries. His main research activities concern the modeling of composites: damage crash, multiscale approaches for non-linear structural mechanics (buckling, cracks propagation …), inverse approaches, non intrusive computational mechanics, modeling and the objective prediction of failure in dynamics. Member of 12 Editorial boards of international journals and has been chairman of seven academic and two industrial committees and co-chairman of 15 International conferences. He received the AMAC and Mandel prize and the Medal from the French association of Mechanics. He his an Euromech and IACM Fellow Member of the Advisory board of Euromech and and vice president for Europe, Middle-east and Africa of IACM.