SOE Award Recipient

2014 • Science/Technology


Michele Hinnrichs

Santa Barbara, CA
Gas Imaging Technologies

"One of the things I’m most proud of is that we have used our ability to develop new and innovative products to help make the world a better place."

Michele's Bio...

Pacific Advanced Technology was created for Research & Development in the field of state of the art electro-optics technology. For the past 26 years we have developed new and innovative technology based on ideas developed by Michele, who holds several patents on it. This led to the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Gas Imaging Technology (GIT), that manufactures and sells gas imaging cameras worldwide to the oil and gas industries for the detection of greenhouse gas emissions and other dangerous gas leaks. While GIT focuses on the commercial market, PAT, the parent company, continues to work with the Department of Defense and several branches of the military.