Jacques Verdu obtained the Docteur d’ Etat at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris) in 1976 and became Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers in 1981.

In 1980 he created a research laboratory, Laboratoire de Transformation et Vieillissement des polymers (LTVP), of which he was the director until 2008 at which point he became Professor Emeritus. He has published about 280 papers in scientific journals, mostly on polymer ageing, with others on polymer physics, mainly network properties, and has co-authored about a dozen books and about 400 conferences. He has obtained 3 scientific awards and 2 honorary medals.