Philippe Jamet is an Engineer graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. He also holds a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota (United States).
From 1974 to 1993, Philippe Janet performed safety research within the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) in structural mechanics, thermal behaviour and thermo-hydraulics.
From 1993 to 2007, he worked for the IRSN (Institute for radiation protection and nuclear safety) where he occupied various positions. In 1995, he was appointed Head of the Safety Assessment Department, where he was responsible for the safety assessment of all the French nuclear facilities. In 2003 he became Deputy Director-General of the Institute.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Director of the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety at the IAEA.
Philippe Jamet was appointed ASN Commissioner by Presidential decree on 15 December 2010.
In 2012, he was in charge of the Board for the Peer Review of the Post-Fukushima European stress tests.