Graduated in 1994 from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium) as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Master-after-Master in Fluid Dynamics & Turbomachinery. He holds a PhD in Unsteady Measurement Techniques (Fast Response Pressure Probes). He has been working for the last 20 years at the von Karman Institute as a Professor in the Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department. He has been Secretary General of EVI-GTI (European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation) from 2004-2014. He has also been Co-Chair of NATO Working Groups on Gas Turbine Instrumentation AVT-180 and AVT-229 until 2014. Since November 2014, he is now working at the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking as a Project Officer, responsible for all Engine Research Programmes.