Michel graduated from the University of Nice in 1990 where he obtained a PhD degree in mathematics. He founded CADOE (math company for 3D parametric simulation in 1994). After the acquisition by ANSYS he has been leading the research for two main topics: Patient specific simulation and Reduced Order Modelling. His research team has 2 senior research engineers and 5 PhD students mainly focused on patient specific simulation. As the leader of the ANSYS medical initiative he manages partnership with academic Labs, University Hospitals, Medical software vendors, medical devices companies and medical imaging companies. He is in charge of the development and validation of medical vertical applications developed with partners.