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 from 9 different countries 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.

Juan Jerez

Co-founder & VP Engineering
Zurich

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PhD in optimization methods and parallel computing architectures, Master's in Electrical Engineering & Management -- Held roles in project management, product management, technical lead and software development.

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

Marketing 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.

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.

Functional safety

Paria Amini

Functional Safety Manager
Zurich

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Master's in Industrial Technology Engineering -- 6 years of experience in Quality, Functional Safety and A-SPICE in Automotive and other industries

Engineering team

 

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.

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

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

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

Markus Hug

Motion Planning SW Lead Engineer
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.

Dimitris Kouzoupis

Optimization Engineer
Zurich

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PhD in numerical optimal control -- Design of nonlinear model predictive control solutions, development of time-critical software for embedded optimization

Vasilis Lefkopoulos

SW Development 
Zurich

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

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.

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 Poulogiannis

SW Development 
Zurich

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Master's in Electrical & Computer Engineering --
Specialized in FORCES Pro improvement and performance profiling, experience in electrical machine design and control

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

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