Dr. Geraud Dubois, Manager, Hybrid Polymeric Materials, IBM Almaden Research
Dr. Geraud Dubois obtained his Ph.D. degree summa cum laude from the Montpellier II University in France in 1999. From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Dubois was a post-doc at the University of Burgundy. In 2000, Dr. Dubois moved to the United States and a postdoctoral position at Stanford University. In November 2002, Dr. Dubois joined the IBM Research Division at their Almaden Research Center in California.
He has been the IBM project leader for the development and implementation of new spin-on low-k materials for the last 10 years and he is currently the manager of the hybrid polymeric materials group. He has also been a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University since 2009 and the president of the International Sol-Gel Society since 2011.
His research interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of porous silicates thin-films with superior mechanical properties and the development of new processes for the damage free integration of ULK materials.