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SRI International’s Lawrence Dubois to Deliver Innovator Keynote at Cleantech 2007

Industry expert shares information on sustainable technologies and cleantech partnerships at Cleantech 2007 Event May 23-24, in Santa Clara, Calif.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cleantech 2007 today announced the addition of Lawrence H. Dubois, Ph.D., vice president at SRI International (, to its roster of cleantech innovator keynote speakers. Cleantech 2007, produced by, will be held May 23-24, 2007 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Dr. Duboiss presentation, Past Mainstream: Whats Next for Clean Tech and How to Get There, will give conference attendees an inside look at new technologies and business models for the cleantech market.

Cleantech 2007 will bring together the technology, business, and venture communities to focus on technologies and partnerships that contribute to global sustainability. Experts at the conference will discuss advancements in traditional technologies, emerging pollution-control and waste-reduction technologies, and emerging clean business practices.

Dr. Dubois is the latest Silicon Valley expert to join the Cleantech 2007 speaker roster. Dr. Dubois, as vice president of SRI Internationals Physical Sciences Division, oversees several projects to improve energy production and efficiency, and to control pollution emissions. In todays global market, there are tremendous opportunities for innovative partnerships in clean technologies, said Dr. Dubois. Promising research will deliver solutions through collaborations that include government, academia, and industry. Dr. Dubois will offer insights on effective partnerships, and he will discuss SRIs technology for the efficient production of silicon for solar panels and a fuel cell technology that efficiently extracts energy from coal using electrochemistry, rather than inefficient burning to eliminate toxic emissions and to reduce greenhouse gases and heavy metal pollutants.

We are very excited that Dr. Dubois is participating in Cleantech 2007. He has valuable insights to share on the technologies and partnerships that will continue to transform this emerging and important sector, said Bart Romanowicz Ph.D., Executive Technical Director of

Prior to joining SRI International, Dr. Dubois served as Director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office, where he managed R&D budgets in excess of $300 million. Previously, he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and a Technical Manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Dubois has an S.B. in chemistry from MIT and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published more than 125 papers in refereed journals and books and holds four U.S. patents.

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About Cleantech 2007

Cleantech 2007 ( is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference on global sustainability, addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices. Cleantech or clean technology is the growing set of technologies, products or services aimed at improving performance, productivity or efficiency while reducing energy and operating costs, as well as waste or pollution.


TechConnect is a global technology outreach and development organization dedicated to locating the worlds most promising advanced technology sectors and assisting in the development of ecosystems focused on accelerating the flow of technologies from the research phase to the viable market phase. TechConnect produces conferences and publications founded upon the application of the academic peer-review process model towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early-stage companies, while providing access to funding, tools and professional resources.

With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience through publications, events, and outreach activities. Markets served include: cleantech, nanotechnology and technology licensing (TechConnect Partnering).

About SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International ( is one of the worlds leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute in 1946, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for 60 years. The nonprofit research institute performs client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, and private foundations. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships, and creates spin-off companies.

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