Our Passion is Superior Grid Edge Solutions
At MICATU, we build innovative solutions that work with the way your grid actually operates today. Our products outpace legacy systems to meet the needs you’ll have tomorrow — and beyond.
The MICATU team is relentless in pursuing powerful solutions that enable transformative change. We believe in the value of the those who maintain and operate our grid, and we pledge to support them with our finest products and services.
Any solution can look great on a whiteboard, but real progress comes from real-world ingenuity. Our lab is the field, where every solution must meet the demands of the hands-on world.
The path to the advanced grid of tomorrow will be made in leaps and bounds, not incremental changes. We aim to fundamentally change the landscape of electric delivery for the better by enabling operators with powerful data.
Who We Are
We are an optical sensor company that cares about energy and the way it is delivered - cleaner, safer, and more reliably.
Founded in 2011, MICATU is the first to commercialize the next-generation of highly accurate grid measurements and analytics through a modular, optical sensing technology platform that is safer, more accurate, and more affordable.
We provide compelling solutions that bridge the gap between yesterday's one-way, analog grid and today's need for more two-way, real-time data and visibility as more intermittent renewables come online and drive the evolution of our modern grid.
At our heart, our team is passionate about striving to change the way the world senses with light so that our customers -- from energy service providers to data centers -- can have a safer, cleaner, higher performing electric grid.
Meet our team
Michael S. Oshetski
Chief Technology Officer - Founder
Michael Oshetski is the CTO and co-founder of MICATU, Inc., and he leads the company with extensive technical experience and a pragmatic approach to business development. A natural innovator, Michael has been developing and implementing optical solutions for more than 20 years. His mission to fundamentally change the way we measure with light has resulted in more than 40 optical products from conception to market.
Michael lives in Horseheads, New York, with his wife and two young children and is proud to bring high-tech jobs to his hometown. He is an honorary inductee at the RIT School of Engineering Academy, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2003 in electrical engineering, with a concentration in optical systems engineering.
Executive Vice President - Founder
Michael Sexton is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MICATU and serves on the Board of Directors. He brought the Optical Sensor Platform to MICATU to help complete the foundation of MICATU's cutting-edge optical platform. Bringing 38 years of diverse business and manufacturing experience to the organization, Michael is MICATU's chief of opportunities. A champion of actionable insights into thorny problems, Michael is dedicated to helping the power industry transition to an increasingly complex grid while minimizing service disruption, improving power quality, and continuing reliability.
Michael holds a bachelor's degree from Clarkson College of Technology and earned his MBA at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
chief technical officer - Founder
Dr. Atul Pradhan is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of MICATU. With over 40 years of experience in the optics industry, he is truly a master in his field. Before MICATU, Atul oversaw the development and prototyping of many pioneering and innovative projects, including the Google Streetview lens, advancements in optical thin-film monitors, and micro-optics assemblies for step and scan lithography. He has also published numerous publications and holds several patents within the field of optics and optical sensing applications.
Atul graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned a Ph.D. with honors in physics. He also completed a postdoc in astrophysics at NASA JPL and is a NASA Fellow.
Bridging the gap between the modern grid and the future of energy delivery
Optical sensing is a transformative change in energy distribution monitoring. Using advanced optic crystals, the technology enables high precision measurement with unparalleled accuracy — all while sitting “outside the line.” This breakthrough creates a safer grid and allows vast improvements in grid monitoring on a flexible and modular basis, with minimal installation overhead.
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