Head of Unit "Nano and converging Sciences and Technologies", DG Research, European Commission
Trained as chemical, material engineer holds a degree in Business Administration. He has worked in the chemical and electrical engineering industries before joining the European Commission in 1987. Since then, he has been working in the Research field of advanced materials, new production systems and transport technologies.
He has been, for 5 years, Head of Unit responsible for Sub-Priority 6.2 “Sustainable Surface Transport” in the FP6 Specific Programme “Integrating & Strengthening ERA”.
On the 1st of May 2004, he was appointed responsible for the Unit “Products, processes, organisation”renamed "New generation of products" within Directorate “Industrial Technologies” of “ Directorate General “Research”.
On the 1st of July this year, he took the responsibility of the "Nano- and Converging Sciences and Technologies" unit within this same Directorate "Industrial Technologies".