• 1989–91: Preparation school in mathematics and physics, Lycée Hoche, Versailles.
  • 1991–1992: BSc on fundamental physics, Université Paris-XI, Orsay.
  • 1992–1994: MSc on physics and solid Earth geophysics, Université Paris-XI, Orsay and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
  • 1994-1996: PhD in solid Earth geophysics, Université Paris-7 and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. Defended on Jan 10th, 1997. Supervised by J.-P. Poirier, in collaboration with J.-L. Le Mouël and C. Sotin.

Positions held

  • Jan 1997–Apr 1998: national duty in Tahiti as technical staff for the setup and operation of the Tahiti geodetic observatory. Supervised by Alain Bonneville, paid by the CNES and in collaboration with NASA’s Satellite Laser Ranging program.
  • 1998–2006: Assistant professor (Maître de conférence) at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
  • 2000–2002: sabbatical leave (9 months each year) at UCLA, department of Earth and Space Sciences.
  • 2006–now: professor at the ENS de Lyon, geology department.