CTO, Omnisens SA
Dr. Etienne worked as research scientist at ABB Corporate Research Centre (Switzerland), developing fibre sensors for remote pressure and temperature measurement in oil reservoir, then as research fellow at the University of Essex (UK) in non-conventional optical communication. He joined OMNISENS in 2004 and worked originally as product manager for the company former trace gas analyser. In 2009, he became R&D manager for fibre optic distributed sensing, then head of engineering in 2010 and CTO in 2013. As such, he is in charge of product research & development for the company monitoring solution, focusing on optical interrogators, sensing cables and novel applications. The corresponding products are now deployed worldwide for pipeline monitoring (leak, intrusion, geotechnology) and power cable monitoring (load optimisation, fault finding). Etienne Rochat is the author of more than 50 papers and 10 patent families.