Frédéric Brochard received his PhD in plasma Physics from the Henri Poincaré University in 2004. After he performed his postdoctoral research on drift instabilities at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, he became a permanent CNRS researcher at the University of Lorraine in 2007. His research topics include turbulence and transport processes in edge plasma, plasma-surface interactions and stellarators concepts. From 2010 to 2016 he led the ESTELL project, which aimed at building a quasi-axisymmetric stellarator. In 2012, he became EFDA project leader for the assessment of fuel removal methods and dust generation in fusion devices. Since 2017, he shares his time between his CNRS position and the APREX Solutions company, that he co-founded with 3 colleagues. This start-up pushes the limits of transforming images and video into technical and scientific data for research laboratories and industries. Since 2018, he is the leader of the Fusion Plasmas group at the Jean Lamour Institute, and in 2019 he became the coordinator of the SPEKTRE experiment currently under construction in the same laboratory. As a researcher, he has coordinated more than 14 research projects and trained more than 20 young scientists and engineers, including 4 PhD theses.