Currently : Professor (chargé de cours)
Astrophysics and Geophysics Department
University of Liege (B)
1. Key Words
Management – Technological Research – High Technology Industry – Space Instruments – Optical Instruments
2. Academic Cursus
3. Professionnal Cursus
2007-2010 : General Manager at Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL)
CSL = centre for space tests, space instrumentation and technological developments.
Experience in commercial management, operational management, strategy management of a self-funded research centre in permanent relation with industry.
Staff: 85 (60 % scientists).
Turn Over : 9 to 10 MEUR through external contracts.
Institutional : European Space Agency, Belgian Federal Science Office (Belspo), Walloon Region, European Commission.
Foreign Space Industry : Thales Alenia Space (France), Astrium (France & Germany), Sagem (F), RUAG (CH), TNO (NL),…
Belgian Industry : TAS-ETCA, Spacebel, OIP, Qinetiq Space, AMOS, Sonaca, …
Foreign Institutes : NRL (USA), SwRI (USA), IAS (Orsay, F), LAM (Marseille, F), MPS (Lindau, Allemagne), MSSL (UK), …
Belgian Institutes and Research Centres : Observatoire Royal de Belgique (Uccle), KULeuven, IMEC (Leuven), Sirris, …
1990-2007 : Management, engineering of space instruments projects (optics, mechanics, thermal, electronics…), management and interface with ESA and partners of international consortia.
Successively from 1990 to 2007:
- Project engineer
- System engineer
- Project manager
- Head of space instrumentation business unit (1999-2007)
1986-1990: Research Engineer at University of Liege (applied electricity, prof. W. Legros) – Numerical computation in CFD in SF6 circuit breakers. Work in collaboration with Merlin Gérin company (F).
4. Competences & Skills
General Engineering : mechanics, thermal, opics, opto-electronics
Specialized Engineering :space projects, optics, cleanliness – optical contamination, thermal vacuum, basic cryogeny, imaging detectors, …
Management : Marketing, offers preparation and verification, project management, team management, human resource management, operational management, use and exploitation of financial data, presentation to administration board
5. Specific Achievements
Achievements as General Manager :
Achievements in Space Instrumentation :
Strong involvement in many technical and scientific projects, all being in orbit and successfully operated (no failure).
Achievements in Technlogical Activities :
7. Academic Activities
8. Patents and Publications
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