EHS, Imec, Leuven, Belgium
Bio – Alain Pardon, M.Eng. M.Sc, M.Ba Mr. Pardon is the Safety, Environmental & Health Manager at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium. IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. In his current role, Mr. Pardon is responsible for the safe and environmentally responsible operation of facilities used at IMEC for semiconductor, solar cell and nanotechnology research. His job includes conducting semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing process hazard assessments in support of new process development, defining the environmental policy of the R&D centre (including the implementation of the use of benign environmental technology), contacts with authorities, advising on environmental critical investments, and providing EH&S training for a multi-cultural staff. Mr. Pardon holds a Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Limburg/Diepenbeek, and a Master of Science from the Catholic University in Leuven. He is the current Chairman of Advanced Technologies Safety Organisation (ATSO).