Gybe was founded to help protect and improve water resources globally starting at the community and local level. Our priorities are our customers and the communities in which we live.
Dr. Nicholas Tufillaro
Founder and CTO
Nick's career has straddled industry and academia, and has included work at Los Alamos National Labs, HP Labs, Otago University and Oxford. Since 2009, he has focused on applying remote sensing to monitor water resources as a research professor at Oregon State University.
His list of publications and patents is available at
Founder and CEO
Ivan led engineering and product teams for Fortune 500 companies including HP, AMD and ASML enabling new computing and communication products. He is equally in his element working along-side customers to solve complex problems, developing industry collaboration on an international scale, and performing hands-on oceanographic field work.
Founder and COO
Omar is a systems expert with broad expertise in manufacturing, development and applications of optics, electronics and metrology systems, and has helped develop some of the world's most complex laser systems. He is a southern California native, where water supply shortages are common, and is driven by use of technology to address key environmental problems.
Dr. Philipp Grötsch
Head of Product Development
Philipp is a physicist who has devoted his career to environmental monitoring with a focus on water quality. For most of his professional life, he's been bridging the gap between cutting-edge scientific research and its timely application to real-life problems in industry. His mission is to raise environmental awareness and advance the transition to a data-driven green economy.
Sara De Moitié
UX Design + Marketing
Sara De Moitie is a strategic and user centred designer. She has experience in marketing, UX, UI and graphic design, working at every stage across the design and development process, from front end strategy to detailed design and development. She has also worked as a coach for startups and has taught design thinking in several university courses, including a year long master’s course at Aalto and Stanford University.
Intern, R&D Programs
Clemente is interning for Gybe during a leave of absence from Georgetown University where he majors in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He is driven by an interest in sustainability and a connection to water cultivated by close to a decade of rowing.
The Gybe team is extremely knowledgeable and has broad expertise in optical instrumentation, data collection and processing, and algorithm development and testing.
Dr. Richard Gould
Gybe has developed a unique and accessible approach to measure water quality in a wide variety of water bodies. Their technology will become an equalizer in terms of providing high-resolution and high-accuracy data for water quality in rivers, lakes and reservoirs in an open and transparent way that can be easily scaled up for broad spatial coverage around the world.