The Company

Artium Technologies, Inc., located in Sunnyvale, California, was founded with the goal of developing advanced instruments for energy and environmental applications.

Our design philosophy is based on the ideas of continuous improvement and innovation. We are passionate about our products and are not content with the status-quo.

We strive to improve the design at every opportunity we get. We listen to our customers and are ready to provide them support whenever they need it.

The co-founders and senior staff members at Artium possess deep knowledge and experience with regard to the development of state-of-the-art optical instrumentation, including both hardware and software.

Our Company

The President & CEO

Will Bachalo, Ph.D., previously founded Aerometrics, Inc. where he served as the President & CEO. At Aerometrics, he invented and directed the development of the Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer, which is now, recognized worldwide as being the most successful and advanced diagnostic instrument for spray characterization.

A History of Innovations

1982
1982
  • Invention of the PDPA; W.D. Bachalo
  • Invention of the 3D detector approach for extending the measurement range and signal validation; W.D. Bachalo
1983
1983
  • First PDPA developed and built by W.D. Bachalo, M.J. Houser
1984
1984
  • First recognition of the need to correct the sampling statistics for the change in sample volume with drop size (probe volume correction, PVC); W.D. Bachalo, M.J. Houser
1988
1988
  • First measurements of droplet drag in a turbulent spray flow environment; W.D. Bachalo, R. Rudoff, S.V. Sankar
  • First measurements of time-dependant behavior of sprays in a turbulent flow; W.D. Bachalo, R. Rudoff, and S.V. Sankar
  • Understanding complex spray behavior in a swirl stabilized flame using an Aerometrics PDPA; W.D. Bachalo
  • Aerometrics PDPA Flight Probe in the NASA Icing Research Tunnel; E.J. Bachalo, W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
  • First PDPA Flight Probe for Aircraft Icing Tunnel Spray measurements; E.J. Bachalo, W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
1989
1989
  • Invention of digital signal detection methods for reliable detection and processing of Doppler signals; W.D. Bachalo, K. Ibrahim
  • First measurements of particle response in a turbulent spray flow; W.D. Bachalo, R. Rudoff, S.V. Sankar
1990
1990
  • Spray flame measurements at Sandia National Laboratories using an Aerometrics PDPA; W.D. Bachalo, C. Edwards, R. Rudoff
1992
1992
  • First use of the rainbow angle to measure the temperature of individual drops in a spray flame; W.D. Bachalo
  • Spray flame measured using the integrated Rainbow Thermometer and PDPA; W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
1994
1994
  • First simultaneous measurements of drop size, velocity, and temperature in a spray flame; W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
  • First Planar Optical Patternator developed for fuel injector spray characterization; W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
  • Fluorescence and Mie Scattering images of the spray used to obtain D32, W.D. Bachalo, S.V. Sankar
  • Radial variation of the SMD at an axial location Z=75 mm. Comparisons of PDS and PDPA measurements; W.D. Bachalo
2001
2001
  • First self-contained PDI instrument using a diode pumped solid state lasers with capability of measuring 3 velocity components simultaneously; Artium Technologies, Inc.
2004
2004
  • First 2-Component PDI using diode pumped solid state lasers; Artium Technologies Inc.
2005
2005
  • First self-contained Phase Doppler Interferometer (PDI) using diode pumped solid state lasers; Artium Technologies, Inc.

The Name

Our company name, Artium, comes from the Latin phrase “Mater artium necessitas” which translates to “Necessity is the mother of invention”.

“Dire situations inspire ingenious solutions. If worse comes to worst, people will apply all their imagination and skill to deal with the problem. In Latin: ‘Mater artium necessitas.’ The adage has been traced back to ‘Vulgaria’ (1519).

In 1658, Richard Franck wrote in his ‘Northern Memoirs’: ‘Art imitates Nature, and Necessity is the Mother of Invention.’

The proverb was first attested in the United States in ‘William Fitzhugh and His Chesapeake World’ (1681).”

“Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” (1996) by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996)

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