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Expert in Construction Materials, Heavy Clay Products, Clay Bricks, Roof Tiles

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He managed the technical research center of the French heavy clay industry and has written wrote a book on manufacture of clay bricks and roof tiles. He knows quite well how to develop new product and how to solve production and quality problems. He was involved in the new structural bricks with high thermal properties. Before he worked as a contractor to the European Space agency on the development and test of CMC materials. previously, he developed ceramic watch cases. He worked for the space agency on the test of heat resisting tiles for space insulation.




building material development


ceramic material


ceramic tile

He was involved in the European standardization of construction material and in the French construction regulations

construction material

With the French administration, the building code of masonry was developed at the French level (DTU) and at the Europe level (Eurocodes).


He was deeply involved in production, product development and quality.

roof tile


roofing material



The Heavy clay industry produces structural clay products, such as bricks, chimney tubes. As manager of the French technical center for clay bricks and roof tiles, he knows these products quite well.

structural clay product

In addition some tiles (floor and wall) are red products, produced usually by brick makers. As the manager of the French and roof tile R and D organization, he was involved in the solutions of the issues of theses red products.


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   PhD   Physical chemistry   CNRS France  
1967   Mining Engineer   Materials   School of mines  
1968   BA   Economy   Nancy University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to







He carries out consultancy for the european heavy clay industry and the European Union.

1997 to 2003


Centre technique des tuiles et briques





He managed a centre of 60 persons carrying out analysis, process and product development, quality marks, environnemental assessment for the French heavy clay industry

1994 to 1997


Material Design development and devices



Technical manager and director


He managed a group of 20 persons producing ceramic equipement for the space agencies and industry.

1970 to 1994


Battelle Memorial Institute




research engineer then section manager then group leader


He designed, sold and cariied out more than 100 contract research programmes in the fields of materials: ceramic, corrosion, wear,...

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

ex editor of Industrie céramique et verrière

Publications and Patents Summary

He has made more than 80 publications and 18 patent applications. He published two books in ceramic and heavy clay products

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - La Société de l'Industrie Minière  
 - Septima  
 - Ind.Ceram. verr.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2006   European Union   Consultant   Preparation of a development strategy for the Morocco heavy clay industry
2007 to 2007   European Union   Expert   Assessment of R and D projects for the 7° R and D plan

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • During more than 25 years, I worked with the Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus Ohio) and made numerous technical consultancies of processes and products.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
more than 25 years of consulting with Battelle, technical expert for the European Union
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1970 to 1995   USA   He worked with Battelle in Switzerland for more than 25 years and made several business trips to headquarters in Columbus, Houston, Seattle
1980 to 1987   Japan   He made four trips to Japan (2 months in total) and built up a pilot plant
1970 to 2000   Europe   Numerous projects with European customers in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nederland, Belgium, Sweden and Norway.
2005 to 2006   Morocco   He spent 3 months in Morocco for developping a development strategy for the heavy clay industry

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Mother tongue
English   he can have technical discussion and write reports in English
German   he can read technical papers in German

Market Research:
He knows very well the heavy clay industry and more genrally the building material industry. Previously he worked for the space, oil and gas and the micromechanical industries.

Optimisation of the manufacturing process: forming, drying, firing, Development of new products : bricks and roof tiles, and properties: mechanical, hydro-thermal, acoustic, environment, Roofs and brickworks design, Quality management, certification, quality marks , audits, Standardisation and CE marking, Environment of quarries and production plants, Technology transfer, techno economic studies, and development strategy Training of technical manpower.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He presented and published more than 70 technical papers at various technical meetings. He gave numerous courses on materials, quality and laboratory management


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