Jean-Claude Trigeassou was Professor at ESIP, an engineering school at Poitiers University, from 1988 to 2006. His major research interests are in the method of moments with applications to identification and control and in the parameter estimation of continuous systems with application to the diagnosis of electrical machines. At present, he is associated with the activities of the IMS-LAPS at Bordeaux University and his research works deal with modeling, stability, identification and control of fractional order systems.