Distributed Sensing Technologies (DSTech) was founded in 2019 to address today’s air pollution crisis. Chronic exposure to harmful air pollution is a leading health threat that affects 90% of the world’s population, and yet remains largely invisible: Accurate air quality (AQ) monitoring is often restricted to research labs and regulatory settings with the requisite funds and expertise. At DSTech, our mission is to develop next-generation tools and services that break down this barrier. We believe that access to clean air is a universal right that can only be safeguarded through widespread, affordable, and timely access to high-quality air pollution measurements. As such, all of our products are easily operated anywhere, provide data instantly, and never sacrifice performance. Ultimately, our business is to provide trustworthy, actionable AQ data that informs and inspires public policy to protect the air we share.
DSTech was founded by dedicated engineers with years of experience leading and facilitating cutting-edge AQ monitoring projects. We work with leading research organizations around the world to validate our products in diverse applications, and continue pushing technological boundaries. Our innovations are patented or patent-pending, and research is a core part of business. DSTech also consults on a wide variety of air quality monitoring projects and initiatives. DSTech is based in Orinda, California and all of our products are designed, developed and assembled locally.
Julien Caubel, PhD
Julien is a mechanical engineer who specializes in instrumentation design, air quality science, and sustainable energy technologies. Prior to founding DSTech, Julien was a graduate research assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for 5 years, and received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2018. His research interests include clean biomass combustion technologies, aerosol instrumentation, and sustainable energy policy/technologies for developing economies. Julien was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UC Berkeley, and Fulbright Research Fellow in northern Ghana. In 2012, he received his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
Troy is a full-stack product development engineer who focuses on the design, development, and manufacturing of cutting-edge environmental monitoring systems. His specialties include circuit design, software development, rapid prototyping, and large-scale manufacturing. Troy was an Associate Specialist at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for 4 years, where he helped develop several novel sensing technologies, such as a microfluidic PM sensor. He also created software systems, data analysis methods, and experimental procedures that enabled environmental research efforts both in the field and laboratory. In 2014, Troy received his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences from UC Berkeley.