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Curriculum Vitae
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DEGREES AND CURRICULUM

1974-1977               ECOLE SUPERIEURE D’ELECTRICITE, PARIS, FRANCE

                                   Telecommunications and Radar Engineer Degree

                                                   Training: Missile guiding electronics, Aerospatiale, 1976

                                                   Training: Airborne Surveillance Radar, Thomson, 1977

1976-1977               UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-ORSAY

                                   Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Degrees

1977-1978               OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA

                                   Master of Science Program in Astronomy

1978-1983               MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

                                   Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

 

LANGUAGES: Fluent: French, English    Fair: Spanish

 

EXPERIENCE

1977-1978               OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OH, USA

                                   Computer Simulation of Stellar Evolution (10 000 lines FORTRAN Code).

                                   Collaboration with the radio-astronomy pioneering group of Dr. J. Kraus (OSU).

 

1978-1983               MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

                   Research Assistant on NASA programs. Participation in the Pioneer Venus and Magellan

Space mission. Software Development and Data Exploitation. Operation of the ARECIBO

                                   Radar Astronomy Telescope System.

                   Radar Data Processing. Studies of Radar Properties of Surfaces.

                                   Doctoral thesis on "Radar Detection and Observation of Cometary  Nuclei.

 

1983-1985               EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, NOORDWIJK, NETHERLANDS

                                   Responsible for Microwave Payloads for Future Planetary and Astronomical Missions.

                   Microwave Radiometers, Radar Altimeters, Synthetic Aperture Radars.

                                   AGORA, CASSINI/HUYGHENS, KEPLER, QUASAT,...

 

1985-1987               REMOTE SENSING, THOMSON, SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

                   Manager of Microwave Remote Sensing Activities

 

1988-2003               ALCATEL SPACE (formerly AEROSPATIALE), CANNES, FRANCE

                                                Head of Marketing and Strategy, Directorate of  Earth Observation and Science Programs,

                                                and Deputy Head of Advanced Programs

                                                Corporate Senior Expert on Remote Sensing Systems and Applications

Thorough experience in the setup and management of international teams, proposals and projects, involving in particular entities in  all European countries as well as USA and Canada. Large experience in proposal preparation and project management for European Union and European Space Agency. Technical, Management and Business aspects. Financing of international programs.

Expert evaluator for European Union Fourth and Fifth Framework R&D Program

Consultant for European Space Agency

Project Manager  for  projects related to: Space-borne Radar and Optical Payloads and missions,  Satellite Systems, Ground Segments. Commercial Earth Observation and Geo-Information Services activities. Information Technology and Electronic Commerce.

                                   Synergy of  Telecommunications/Navigation/Information Systems/Remote Sensing/Internet.

Numerous Proposal and Project Manager responsibilities for ESA, CNES, NASA, EU,...

  

2004-2013             THALES ALENIA SPACE (formerly ALCATEL ALENIA SPACE), CANNES, FRANCE

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing,  ESA Business

 

           2013-2014 MAHON LEV, “KAMEA”

Senior consultant in European Research and Technologies programs EU H2020 and ESA: space, micro-nano technologies, electronics, opto-electronics, environment.

  

1986-2014             UNIVERSITY OF NICE - SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, NICE, France

24 years Graduate Teaching Experience in the University Masters and Doctoral Programs:

Main Specialties: Microwave and Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing          

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Nice – Sophia-Antipolis.

Associate Professor, Department of Astrophysics, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis

                                   “Remote Sensing of the Environment”

                                   “Imaging in Earth and Planetary Sciences”

                                   "Microwave Remote Sensing"

                                   INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY

                                   Teaching Courses in Earth Observation and management of Space Programs

Project Director for the Master of Space Studies in 1997. Project on new Services from the Synergy between Earth Observation, Navigation and Telecommunications

                                   THESES

                                   Supervision of Doctoral Theses in the fields of:

                                   Radargrammetry, Radar Imaging

                                   Laser Instrumentation, Geodesy

                                   Planetary Research (MARS Hydrology)

                                   Radar Sub Surface Sounding of Planets

 

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

                                   Teaching in several Engineering Schools, in particular “Ecole des Mines”, ESINSA.

                                   "Optical Remote Sensing" course

                                   Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for Spaceborne Planetary Instruments:

                                   CASSINI-HUYGHENS Altimeter, Doppler Wind Experiment

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITION:

 

2003                          “Best Speaker Award”, ALCATEL CORPORATE GROUP

2004                          Asteroid name (“KAMOUN”) in recognition of research performed on Minor Planets

 

 

PROFESSIONAL   RESPONSIBILITIES

                                                                                                                      

                Member  of "IAF (International Astronautical Federation) Earth Observation Committee".

                   Member of "IAA (International Astronautical Academy),  Space Economics Committee".

Member of Space Exploration Advisory Group of European Space Agency, 2005-2007

                   Member of the Scientific Council for the “Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur”, France

                   Member of the Board, FUTURASPACE Company.

                   Member of the EU “SPACE ADVISORY GROUP”, 2007-2012

                   Chairman of the AAAF Commission on Earth Observation and Planetology

                   Chairman of EAGLIN (European Association of Global Information Industries), 1999-2005

Chairman, Monitoring Committee of Earth & Space Network Projects, Ministry of Research, 2002-2004

                   Chairman, Earth & Space Network  Projects Review Committee (Ministry for Research) 2002-2004

                   Chairman of EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), 2003-2009

                   Chairman EUROSPACE GMES Working Group, 2009-2012

 

                   Chairman of Symposium "Radars and Lidars in Planetary Sciences", Cannes, 1991.

Chairman Symposium. "Scientific Imaging, Image Proc.: Medical, Earth Sci., Astronomy" Cannes, 1995

                   Chairman of Symposium on "The Expansion of the Remote Sensing Market", Paris, 1995.

                   Chairman of Symposium on "The Expansion of the Remote Sensing Market", Paris, 1997,

                   Chairman of Symposium « GEOMARK », Paris, 2000

                   Chairman of Symposium on « Spaceborne Hyperspectral Imaging », Cannes, 2003

                   Chairman of Workshop on “Space and Water Resources”, Cannes, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

                   Chairman of Symposium "Earth Observation Business and Industry Summit", Brussels, 2005

Chairman, Symposium, In situ Component of GMES, Brussels, 2007

                   Chairman, Symposium, GMES: opportunity for the service industry, Brussels 2008

                   Co-Chairman of Symposium “SPACEMAR” Maritime Surveillance from Space, Cannes, 2010, 2011

                  

                   Member of SPACE ADVISORY GROUP (SAG) of Framework Program 7, EU 2007-2012

                   Chairman EUROSPACE Working Group on Global Earth Monitoring and Climate Change, 2009-2013

 

 

OVERALL EXPERTISE SUMMARY: HIGH TECHNOLOGIES, MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, MARKETING

THEMATICS: ALL SPACE APPLICATIONS, SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, INFORMATION SOCIETY

Other:

             Director of Youth Summer Camp (1976 – 1989), Tutor  of  an Undergraduate Residence on the MIT Campus (1981-1983).