Born in Argentina, he joined in 1988 the former R&D center of France Telecom, where he has been working in semiconductor devices, nonlinear and quantum optics for telecom applications. In 1997 he becomes CNRS senior scientist at LPN laboratory, now Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), where he coordinates the NanoPhotonIQ group.
His present research concerns nonlinear optics, nonlinear dynamics & quantum information, in nano & microstructures, including waveguide arrays, microspheres, Photonic Crystal nanocavities and nanowaveguides. He is co-author of more than 130 scientific papers and 41 international invited conferences.
Former member of the Conseil National des Universités Section 63 (1999-2003) and the Comité National de du CNRS Section 04 (2005-2008). Former “Chargé de Mission” “Photonics” of STIC Department of CNRS (2003) and “Nanosciences” of Institut of Physics of CNRS (2014-2016). French official representative to the European COST P11 network on “Linear & nonlinear physics of photonic crystals” (2003-2006).
He co-creates and was former director, until 2017, of the CNRS national network C’Nano that gathers all the French academic research teams on nanoscience and nanotechnology (7000 researchers and 275 research units, 525 research teams). He co-creates and is in the board of the nanoMetrology CNRS-LNE academic-industrial Club (350 members, 1/3 industrials). He is the president of the Club COLOQ on lasers, nonlinear and quantum optics, of the French Optical Society (SFO).