SMC 2014 Speaker - Geraud Dubois, IBM Research - Biography

Geraud Dubois
Manager, Hybrid Polymeric Materials 
IBM 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 theUniversity 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 where he currently is 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 from 2009 to 2011. His research interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of porous silicates thin-films with superior mechanical properties, the development of new processes for the damage free integration of ULK materials and the preparation of organic membranes for sea water desalination and waste water purification.