Graduate from the French Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA (Powders), Doctor of Sciences, Gerard Mavel had a research career in Chemistry. In the late 1980’s, having already acted as CEO of IRCHA, Gerard became an independent consulting engineer in the field of materials, polymers and composites.

Since 1989, Gerard has led with Marc-Henri Menard more than a hundred state of the art, Innovation Watch & Ideation and international technology transfer missions in the area of diversified applications such as building materials, automotive and aerospace materials and new energies.