Didier Roux, born 16 May 1955 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, is a chemist. A member of the French Academy of Sciences, he is currently director of research and innovation at Saint-Gobain.A former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud (now ENS Lyon), Didier Roux received his PhD at Bordeaux University. His work got the interest of the oil industry and especially Exxon where he was appointed associate scientist in 1986. Named director of research at CNRS in Bordeaux, Roux co-founded two biotech startups: Capsulis, specializing in microencapsulation of active substance, and Rheocontrol which sells a new rheometer. In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Scientific Director of Rhône-Poulenc and Director of Research and Innovation of Saint-Gobain in 2005. Didier Roux is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Curie, the ESPCI ParisTech and the Board of Directors of the ENS Lyon.