Dr. Loïc M. Roch is the co-founder and CTO of Atinary Technologies, a Swiss-American AI/ML deeptech startup that enables self-driving labs™ to accelerate R&D with its self-learning approach.
Before founding Atinary Technologies, Dr. Roch worked for 2 years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, University of Toronto and the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto. Dr. Roch specialized in AI and ML for materials discovery and process optimization, and in software design for closed-loop experimentation. He obtained his PhD degree in 2016 from the University of Zurich and Tianjin University on theoretical and quantum chemistry, and on the design and optimization of high-performance computing centers. He obtained both his Bachelor (Chemistry and Chemical Engineer, 2010) and his Master (Molecular and Biological Chemistry, 2012) at EPFL, Lausanne. During his academic career, Dr. Roch has published over 40 papers with over 1,400 citations and has an h-index of 17.
Dr. Roch has lived and conducted research in Europe, USA, Canada, and China, which contributes to the global approach and vision of Atinary Technologies.
At Atinary Technologies, we believe in a world where people can enable a sustainable planet and a circular economy faster with the power of science, technology, education and imagination. We pledge global multidisciplinary collaborations to find global solutions.
As the CTO, Dr. Roch leads the overarching technology infrastructure and development of the company to guide Atinary’s future endeavors.