Bruno Betoni Parodi
Some people compare the race to the depths of the sea to the race to space. It might even be more difficult, says Bruno Betoni Paordi. Bruno completed his Ph.D. with honors in Germany, and has been with GE since 2008. He is proud to be one of the founding researchers of the Brazil Technology Center, and brings experience from his work at the Global Research Center in Munich. In Munich, he primarily worked on advanced manufacturing and automation for composite materials in wind and aviation. Now in Brazil, Bruno focuses on applications for robotic systems for the subsea environment. He also brings his background in advanced manufacturing to improve productivity in local factories.
Bruno is excited by the highly challenging technical nature of the subsea environment. He says, “Everything is new. We are among the first teams to begin working on solving these problems, and none have exhausted all possible solutions. This is a perfect environment for creative minds to work toward smart solutions. The sea has the potential to bring the world energy from multiple sources, and the technology required to master the space will be more advanced than anything we have seen before.”
When Bruno is not inventing ways to power the world, he enjoys watching and making films. He is a passionate student of astronomy and a dedicated musician.