Victor has 25+ years of experience encompassing executive management, R&D/engineering, technology analysis and product and business development/marketing in both the United States and Asia including Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Mongolia.
He has worked as a researcher in the fields of Chaotic Fluid Dynamics and Radiation Heat Transfer and received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Columbia University and Rice University and has held a Post-Doctoral appointment at Keio University in Tokyo. His industry experience includes engineering and project management appointments at conglomerate, Harsco Corporation, and defense contractor General Dynamics.
During his residence in Asia, he worked as a Sr. Technology Analyst for the Asian Technology Information Program in Tokyo, Japan, the Director of International Business Development/Marketing for Suruga Mongol, LLC in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Chief Technology Officer for the Asian (Hong Kong-based) subsidiary of U.S. start-up Ceratech, Inc. His industry experience includes Chemical (Powder Manufacturing), Aerospace, Automotive (Defense), Biotechnology, High Performance Computing, Robotics, and Construction.
Dr. Stickel received a B.S. degree from Lehigh University, an M.A.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University, and M.S. degree from Rice University and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. Additionally, he speaks fluent Japanese and conversational Chinese (Mandarin) and Mongolian languages.