After being admitted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, Philippe Ghendrih got the Agrégation in Physics. In 1983, he obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics on Chaos (advisor P. Manneville). In 1987, he defended a State PhD in Theoretical Physics (Advisors R. Balescu, J. Misguich, A. Samain). He is actually Physicist and Research director at CEA-IRFM and also chairman of the internal scientific council of IRFM. He was research advisor of more than 10 PhD students. His domains of expertise cover a wide range of topics: Theory and experiment, plasma turbulent transport, neoclassical transport, plasma-wall interaction, stochastic boundaries. He has published more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals (H factor = 28), and led several French and European projects.