Amaury Joly studied Materials Science at the Ecole Européenne d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Matériaux (EEIGM) in Nancy and Industrial Engineering in a double degree with the Escola Tecnica Superior de Enginyera Industrial de Barcelona (ETSEIB). During his studies, he performed a research internship in ETSEIB laboratories, working on the development and characterization of yttrium/cerium stabilized zircon. He has been a Trainee at the ESA European Astronaut Centre since April 2015 within the Spaceship EAC project, carrying out research on the applications of thermo-electric materials in the lunar environment.