Geraud Dubois Ph.D.

Dubois, Geraud
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Dr. Dubois was recently appointed a permanent research staff member in the advanced organic materials group as the result of his internal and international scientific recognition: he is currently the author of more than 20 publications, book chapters and patents.

Dr. Géraud Dubois is a native of Sète, a French harbor located on the Mediterranean shore. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Montpellier II, completing his B.Sc. in organic chemistry in 1994 and M.Sc. in heterochemistry, polymers and catalysis in 1995, both with distinction. In 1999, he obtained his Ph.D. degree summa cum laude from the same University under the supervision of Professor Robert Corriu for work on the synthesis and study of organic-inorganic hybrid materials and their application in dioxygen binding.

From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Dubois was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Professor Roger Guilard at the University of Burgundy, where he discovered new carbon monoxide captors based on molecular metal complexes. In 2000, Dr. Dubois moved to the United States to pursue a postdoctoral work in the group of Professor Daniel Stack at Stanford University, where he developed bio-inspired catalysts for the selective epoxidation of terminal alkenes.

In 2002, Dr. Dubois joined the IBM Research Division at their Almaden Research Center in California and became the project leader for the development and implementation of new spin-on, low-k materials for 45 nm node technology and beyond. Dr. Dubois research interests focus on the synthesis of porous silicates thin-films with improved mechanical properties as well as the photo-activity of silicon containing polymers for application in nano-imprinting and photo-patterning technologies.


1999, Ph.D. in Organic, Inorganic and Industrial Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude) Montpellier II University (UM II), Montpellier, France; 1995, M.S. Heterochemistry, Polymers and Catalysis (UM II); 1994, B.S. Organic Chemistry (UM II)


Nanostructured Silica and Silica-Derived Materials
H.C. Kim, G. Dubois.
Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Apr 13, 2005. CRC Press

Microelectronic Materials with Hierarchical Organization
G. Dubois, R.D. Miller, J.L. Hedrick
Macromolecular Engineering: From precise Macromolecular Synthesis to Macroscopic Materials Properties and Applications, Eds. K. Matyjaszewski, Y. Gnanou, L. Leibler, VCH, May 2007

Spin-On Dielectric Materials
G. Dubois, R.D. Miller, W. Volksen
Dielectric Films for Advanced Microelectronics, Eds. M. Baklanov, K. Maex, M. Green, VCH, April 2007

Important Articles

Organocatalytic living ring-opening polymerization of cyclic carbosiloxanes
B.G.G. Lohmeijer, G. Dubois, F. Leibfarth, R.C. Pratt, F. Nederberg, A. Nelson, R.M. Waymouth, C. Wade, J.L. Hedrick, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 4683.

Monolayered organosilicate toroids and related structures: A phase diagram for templating from block copolymers
J. Choi, T. M. Hermans, B.G.G. Lohmeijer, R.C. Pratt, G. Dubois, J. Frommer, R.M. Waymouth, J.L. Hedrick, Nano Lett., 2006, 6, 1761.

Application of solvent-directed assembly of block copolymers to the synthesis of nanostructured materials with low dielectric constants.
T. M. Hermans, J. Choi, B.G.G. Lohmeijer, G. Dubois, R.C. Pratt, H-C. Kim, R.M. Waymouth, J.L. Hedrick,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 6548.

Analysis of Plasma-Induced Modification of ULK and eULK Materials: dual damascene processing challenges for 45nm (k less than or equal to 2.4) and beyond BEOL technologies
N.C.M. Fuller, M.A. Worsley, S. Nitta, T. Dalton, T.L. Tai, S. Bent, T. Magbitang, G. Dubois, R. Miller, W. Volksen, M. Sankar, and S. Purushothaman, Proc. IEEE (IITC), 2006, 24

Laser spike annealing: a novel post-porosity treatment for significant toughening of low-k organosilicates
W. Volksen, G. Dubois, A. Kellock, T.P. Magbitang, R.D. Miller, S. Cohen, E.E. Simonyi, L. Ramirez, Y. wang, Proc. IEEE (IITC), 2006, 146

A study using X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy of dioxygen-binding xerogels incorporating cyclam units complexed with copper salts.
J. Goulon, C. Goulon-Ginet, A. Rogalev, F. Wilhem, N. Jouen, D. Cabaret, Y. Joly, G. Dubois, R.J.P. Corriu, G. David, S. Brandes, R. Guilard, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2005, 13, 2714.

Metallocorroles as sensing components for gas sensors: Remarkable affinity and selectivity of cobalt (III) corroles for CO vs. O2 and N2
J.M. Barbe, G. Canard, S. Brandes, F, Jerome, G. Dubois, R. Guilard, J. Dalton. Trans., 2004, 8, 1208.

Silica gels containing cyclam complexes for dioxygen adsorption.
G. Dubois, R. Tripier, F. Denat, S. Brandes, R. Guilard, J. Mater. Chem., 2002, 12, 2255.

A Simple Iron Catalyst for Terminal Alkene Epoxidation.
G. Dubois, A. Murphy, T.D.P. Stack, Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 2469.

Efficient Epoxidation of Electron-Deficient Olefins with a Cationic Manganese Complex.
A Murphy, G. Dubois, T.D.P. Stack, J. Am. Chem. Soc.., 2003, 125(18), 5250.

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