After ENSM Nantes and MSc degree at E.N.S. Cachan, he became associate professor at the Institute of Technologies of the University of Nantes. In 1984, his PhD at LAN laboratory was about cutting tool monitoring in milling. Currently, he is full Professor at University of Nantes and researcher in ROMAS group of LS2N Lab. Invited Professor at Polytechnique Montréal (Canada) 2002 and at Beihang University in China 2015. He developed the following research topics: Robotics for machining, CFRP machining, Process Monitoring and Smart Machining. He has supervised 15 PhD and 20 MSc Students. He has about 15 years of experience of collaborative research programs. He is involved in H2020 FoF02-16 COROMA and CleanSky2 RODEO projects. He is author or co-author of 38 articles and 3 patents. He is Expert member of the Jules Verne Research Institute of Technology. He is Assistant Vice President of the University of Nantes in charge of Innovation and Enterprises Relationship.