About us

Embotech, short for Embedded optimization technologies was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the ETH Zurich. Today, we are a growing tech SME in the heart of Europe with around 50 customers around the globe.

We are a team of engineers, software developers and visionaries with 15 different nationalities and various professional backgrounds. We develop real-time decision-making software solutions for autonomous vehicles, for launching and landing re-useable rockets and other applications such as wind turbines and industrial machines.

We are redefining autonomous motion for a safe and efficient tomorrow.

We are Embotech.

 

Meet the Management

Andreas Kyrtatos

CEO
Zurich

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Master's in Mechanical Engineering & Master in Business Law -- Leading functions in project management, IT and digital transformation for companies in the energy and marine sector, experience in scaling companies and carve-outs.

Alexander Domahidi

Co-founder & CTO
Zurich

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PhD in automatic control and optimization for embedded systems -- 10 yrs experience in implementation of MPC and optimization-based control systems across various industries.

We strive to lead the market for numerical optimization solutions. We strive to create innovative technology that will be an essential part of tomorrow’s decision-making systems. We focus on a long-term horizon, building a company with a long-term value for our customers, our products and our employees.

Meet the Team

commercial team

 

George Gerostathopoulos

Director Sales & Business Development
Zurich

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MBA, Dipl. Automotive Engineering -- Leading Sales & Marketing positions for Forbes 500 corp. in Automotive and other B2B Industries. Experienced in bringing innovative solutions and products to series production and commercialization.

Janine van Stiphout

MarCom Manager
Zurich

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PhD in service marketing management, Master's in business administration -- 10 years experience holding project lead and marketing interface positions in various B2B industries.

Maya Guido

Marketing Specialist
Zurich

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BA Communication Science & Media Research -- Experience in Digital Marketing with focus on Social Media Campaigning

Katrin Moser

HR, Administration & Finance Support
Zurich

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Studies of foreign languages & translation -- more than 10 years experience in various HR roles in a corporate environment.

Melanie Müller

Director Finance
Zurich

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Master's in Chemistry & Business Studies -- 10 years experience in corporate auditing, M&A and other leading finance positions in the chemical industry.

Functional safety

Hans-Edgar Koechling

Functional Safety Manager
Kugler Maag

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Master's in Electrical Engineering -- 15 years of experience in Quality Management, Functional Safety and A-SPICE in Automotive and other industries.

Engineering team

 

Stefano Longo

Head of Automotive
Zurich

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PhD in Control Engineering with specialization in hardware-efficient, real-time optimal control -- 10+ years of experience in automotive electronics and control systems research as well as project management.

Roberto Barbieri

Head of Software Development
Zurich

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Master's in Electronics Engineering -- specialized in Computer & SW architecture, 15 yrs+ experience in research and development positions incl. 8 yrs. in safety systems.

Thivaharan Albin

Head of Industry Solutions
Zurich

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PhD in Automatic Control -- 10 yrs experience in application of MPC for various applications and industries.

Markus Hug

Head of Functionality & Testing
Zurich

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Master's in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Controls and Powertrain Systems -- 9 years of experience in Formula1 as Project Manager and Senior Controls Engineer in R&D and trackside.

Armando Amoros

SW Development
Zurich

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BSc in Mechatronics Engineering & Master's Candidate in Robotics, Systems and Control -- Experience in embedded systems, firmware security technologies and motion planning.

Alvaro Fernandez Cobo

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master's in Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control -- 5 years of experience in GNC systems development, involved in the development of embotech's aerospace and automotive solutions.

Manuel Dangel

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master's in Robotics Systems & Control, BSc in Mechanical Eng. -- 5 yrs with AMZ Racing Team. Designing & testing Control Systems for Vehicle Dynamics and Motion Planning Algorithms.

Raffael Amacher

Control Expert
Zurich

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PhD in Automatic Control (ETH), Master's in Mechanical Eng. -- Highly experienced in code and algorithm development in high-tech companies with a strong focus on real-world evidence and high quality standards.

Jean-Hubert Hours

Optimization Expert
Zurich

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PhD in Electrical Engineering -- Expertise in optimization solutions, experienced in optimization software development and consulting for the energy sector and control applications.

Sandro Merkli

SW Development Expert
Zurich

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Master's in Electrical Engineering, PhD candidate -- several years of experience in embedded system design and implementation at multiple companies, 4 yrs experience in numerical optimization.

Carlo Alberto Pascucci

Control Expert
Zurich

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PhD in Information & Communication Technology, Master's in Computer Engineering -- MPC and optimization based Real-Time Guidance and Control for Spacecrafts and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Vasilis Lefkopoulos

SW Development
Zurich

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Master's in Robotics, Systems and Control & Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering -- MPC for energy management and motion planning of autonomous hybrid vehicles.

Aldo Zgraggen

Control Expert
Zurich

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PhD in automatic control and optimization -- 5 yrs experience in modelling, optimization based guidance and control for aerospace applications.

Gian Ulli

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master’s in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology ETH -- Multiple years of experience in optimization-based motion planning, author of Y2F.

Antoine Seewer

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master's in Robotics, Systems and Control -- Experience in MPC-based obstacle avoidance for autonomous boats and trajectory planning.

Mario Gini

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master's in Mechanical Engineering -- Passionate about autonomous vehicles, involved in the development of Embotech’s ProParker.

Mads Rystok Bisgaard

Optimization Software Developer
Zurich

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PhD in Mathematics -- Experience in the stability of dynamical systems of mathematical aspects of classical mechanical systems.

Konstatinos Lekkas

SW Engineer & IT Administrator
Athens

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Master's candidate in Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering -- Experience in parallel programming, application performance evaluation and improvement and embedded systems.

Grzegorz Malczyk

SW Development
Zurich

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Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at ETH, Master's candidate in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich.

Joachim Ferreau

Senior Optimization Expert
Zurich

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PhD in Electrical Engineering, Master's in Mathematics -- 15 yrs of experience in implementing embedded MPC software in various industry applications.

Boming Jin

Senior Software Developer
Zurich

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Master's in Electrical Engineering -- 10 years industry experience on GPS positioning and fire-safety products. Specialized in embedded software algorithms, digital signal processing and safety-critical design.

Sven van Koutrik

Motion Planning SW Engineer
Zurich

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Master's in Systems and Control -- 5+ years experience in LMP1 race car vehicle dynamics controls engineering, including winning 24 hours of Le Mans in the role of lead performance engineer.