After a rich industrial experience as project manager, consultant and evaluator for a third-party organization, Dr. Abdérafi Charki is currently a professor at, POLYTECH Angers, the engineering school of the University of Angers, where he teaches mechanics, quality, metrology and dependability (RAMS). He has contributed to several projects on the characterization of the behavior and performance of systems and components, as well as on uncertainties and reliability evaluation.
Until 2006, Dr. Bonnier was Deputy Director of the "Institut National de Métrologie" (LNE-INM France), and Head of the Temperature Laboratory. Author of numerous scientific articles in thermal metrology, Dr. Bonnier was responsible for the implementation of national references for thermal metrology in France. Now retired, he works actively as an international metrology consultant and is also very active in the association CAFMET, in order to develop metrology in Africa.
After a double high-level training in Sciences (ENS) and in economic management (Sciences Po, CHEDE), Dr. Marc Himbert has been teaching metrology for 21 years, as Professor at the CNAM in Paris. Dr. Marc Himbert is the Scientific Director of the "Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie" (LNE - CNAM). He is also the President of the Laboratories Section Committee at COFRAC (Comité Français d'Accréditation). Since 2017, he has been the leader of the European project AFREQEN.