Mikko Jaaskelainen, Chief Technical Officer, Sensortran, in their Houston, TX office, has been involved in fiber optic sensing activities for 13 years, including extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry. Mikko spent six years with Shell International Exploration and Production researching and developing innovative methods to sense downhole and reservoir properties for production optimization, with a primary focus on fiber optic sensors. Prior to Shell, he worked for Corning, Inc., where he led development activities for optical amplifiers and served as the internal subject matter expert for high power laser diodes and optical components. Previously, Mikko did system development of fiber optic seismic sensing systems at PGS Exploration/Optical Products, Inc. Mikko earned his MS degree in Electric Engineering at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, and he earned a Master’s Certificate in Project Management at George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA. He has presented and published research in the fiber optics field extensively in the past 13 years.