Paul Fisette obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLouvain in 1987. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the railway company B.N. Eurorail and obtained a doctoral degree in March 1994. Since 1994, he has been working as research scientist with a fellowship from the Fund for Scientific Research in Belgium. His research concerns multibody dynamics, symbolic programming (ROBOTRAN multibody software), vehicle dynamics, biomechanics and multiphysics modeling. He now works as full professor at the Louvain School of Engineering.