Benoît Desjardins, is a graduate from the École Polytechnique (1993) and from the École des Mines de Paris (1996) and became a member of the Corps des Mines in 1996. He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics (1997) at Paris IX Dauphine University under the supervision of 1994 Fields medal Pierre-Louis Lions, and a "tenure ability" (habilitation à diriger des recherches - 1999).
He joins the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) in 1999 as head of a department in charge of software simulation in the framework of the so called simulation program (initiated in 1996 after the end of French nuclear tests in Pacific Ocean). His activities cover a wide range of physics, applied mathematics, computer science (software and hardware for high performance computing) in the context of challenging industrial projects.
Associate professor at the mathematics department of the École normale supérieure (since 2001), he wrote several books and more than fifty publications in high impact scientific journals.
He joins FOROIL in 2007.