Philippe Gaillochet is graduated of the Paris Graduate School in Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI-1972). He also holds a Master in Economics of University Paris I (1972), a PhD in Physics of University Paris VI (1975) and is graduated of the Paris Political Studies Institute (IEP Paris – 1977). His career took place in both the private and the public sector.

Research engineer at Pechiney, he is then cofounder of Ipesup, a higher preparatory school in Paris and cofounder and dean of the MBA Institute, a Franco-American business administration college in Paris. As an academic, he taught Economics and Marketing for several years at these two private colleges and at IEP Paris.

As a scientific adviser at the French Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Options (OPECST) during most of his civil servent career, Philippe Gaillochet was in charge of providing support for various Members of Parliament to carry their duties in the fields of spatial programs, very large research facilities, electricity generation and production costs, safety and security of nuclear installations, nuclear power plants, nuclear waste management and renewables. Administrator, counselor, he was eventually director of the National Assembly Information Systems.

Philippe Gaillochet authored eight papers in international scientific journals. He authored or coauthored three books related to education or to industrial sectors.

He is Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit.