After have been four years research engineer at the Naval Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique de Nantes” (now Ecole Centrale de Nantes), Jean Bougis has been Consultant at the private research and development company “Principia Recherche développement”. He has held various positions in this company before taking the general management of the subsidiary “Diodore System”, intended to develop and to edit softwares of computational fluid mechanics.

Jean Bougis created his own office of Consulting Engineer in February 1993.