Franck Nicoud graduated in 1990 from the National School of Engineering ENSEEIHT in Toulouse and was awarded a grant from the French Space Agency to carry out a doctoral thesis on the prediction of heat transfers in solid rocket engines. He became a senior scientist at the European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing (CERFACS) in 1995, joined the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University in 1998 and was appointed Professor at the University of Montpellier in 2001, where he is now heading the Polytech Department of Mechanical Engineering and Interactive Design. He founded the YALES2BIO group at the Alexander Grothendieck Institute in Montpellier in 2011, with the aim to develop computational methods and physical models relevant to macroscopic and microscopic blood flows. Being a scientific advisor at CERFACS, some of his research remains driven by aeronautical applications, including wall modeling for Large Eddy Simulations and low order models for thermoacoustic instabilities. He is co-author of approximately 100 articles in international journals, associate editor of the International Journal for Sprays and Combustion Dynamics and co-owns 3 patents.