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Education
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (admission in Mathematics)1983
Ph. D. Thesis in Statistical Physics, University Paris 6, 1987.
Agrégation de Physique (National teaching examination), Paris, 1987
Habilitation, University of Lyon, 1993.

Professional experience
1987-1988: Military service
1988-1994: CNRS research associate, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon
1988-1989: Postdoctoral fellow, Theoretical Physics, Technical University,Munich.
1990-1991: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering,UCSB, Santa Barbara.
1994-1998: Associate professor (Professeur seconde classe), University of Lyon.
1998-2007: Full professor (Professeur Première classe) , University of Lyon.
2007-2010: Full professor (Classe exceptionnelle), University of Lyon
2007-2010: Director, LPMCN

2011-        : Full professor, University Joseph Fourier Grenoble.

2014- : Director, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics

Distinctions and invitations
Von Humboldt foundation fellow, 1988-1989.
CNRS bronze medal (Theoretical physics), 1990.
Junior member of "Institut Universitaire de France" (1997)
Paul Langevin prize of the French physical society (2000)
Palmes académiques, 2007
Senior member of of "Institut Universitaire de France"  (2009, 2014)
Recent invitations : Materias research laboratory, UC  Santa Barbara (2003) ; KITP, UC Santa Barbara (3 Months 2005); KITP, Beijing (2008) ; KITP, Santa Barbara (Spring 2010)

CNRS Silver Medal, 2012 

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014

Editorial boards
Europhysics Letters, 2002-2007  Chemical Physics,  2004-2007

Divisional Associate Editor, Phys. Rev. Letters, 2013-

 

 

 

 

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