SESHA 2008 Speaker Biography

Sebastien Raoux, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Transcarbon International Corporation

Dr. Raoux is the inventor of 20 patents, the author of 30 articles in technical journals and has presented over 100 communications at international conferences. His areas of expertise include environmental technologies, environmental impact valuation, design for sustainability, as well as environmental strategies and management systems. Prior to founding Transcarbon International, Dr. Raoux was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and the Director of Technology for Ecosys, a division of Applied Materials and a leading provider of environmental abatement systems and services to the electronics industry. Prior to his 12 years career at Applied Materials, Dr. Raoux was a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Raoux has also lectured at numerous universities including UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Presidio School of Management and the universities of Orléans and Bordeaux. Dr. Raoux was a contributing author of the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories for the electronics industry. Dr. Raoux also served as a member of the executive technical committee on environmental health and safety for SEMI, and he was secretary of the AVS division on Technology for Sustainability. In 1999, Dr. Raoux was the recipient of an R&D 100 Award for the development of the Remote CleanTM. He also received, on behalf of Applied Materials, the Climate Protection Award from the US EPA for environmental leadership in the semiconductor industry. Sébastien Raoux received an MS in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Bordeaux, France. He is currently completing a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Santa Clara School of Law where he specializes in International Environmental Law and Policy.