Dr Maurizio Tormen has a technical qualification (PhD in Optics, Master in Micro-Optoelectronics Engineering) as well as a business qualification(Exec. MBA in "Management of Technology"). He has 20 years of experience as project manager and product development manager in the field of optical sensors. He is author of 18 patents, ~30 scientific articles and has developed products such as Fiber Bragg Gratings, Optical MEMS wavemeters, optical fiber accelerometers and optical temperature sensors. After gaining direct industrial experience (Pirelli, STMicroelectronics, Quanta System) as well as research experience in academia and research centers (MIT in Boston, CSEM in Neuchatel), he is now an independent consultant in the field of optical sensors and optical MEMS.