Jacques Periaux joined Dassault Aviation at Saint Cloud, France, from 1970 to 1995 as Head of the Numerical Analysis Group in the” Département d’Aérodynamique Théorique . Appointed High Scientific Adviser from 1996- 2004 of the Advanced Studies Division. From 1998 to 2004, he chaired the Pôle Scientifique Dassault Aviation / University Pierre et Marie Curie and became in 2003 Adjoint Director at “ Division de la Prospective”.
From 2007 to 2010 he was selected by TEKES governmental Finnish Organization as «Finnish Distinguished Professor» at the Mathematical Information Technology Department (MIT), University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. In 2010 he received a UNESCO Chair position on Numerical Methods in Engineering at CIMNE/UPC Barcelona, Spain.
Jacques Periaux has built during the last two decades many scientific and technological cooperations, in Europe through EC programs, in France in particular and abroad in Finland, USA, Australia and China and more recently in Spain, CIMNE/UPC and Univ. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). He received in 2010 in Beijing the National Awards from Foreign Affairs for long cooperation with China and was elected in 2011 a Corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).