Artium Technologies, Inc.
Located in Sunnyvale, California, Artium 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.
William D. Bachalo, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Dr. Bachalo 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.
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. 'Mater artium necessitas,' 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)