Director of Lehigh University’s Office of Technology Transfer
He has been engaged in many aspects of technology development, commercialization, and innovation, and was previously the Director of Technology Commercialization at Ohio State, Columbia, and Rutgers University.
He has held design and development engineering positions in the fields of spectrophotometry instrumentation, optical network design, and underwater acoustics analysis; and as a corporate financial consultant he drafted business plans and facilitated the acquisition of growth capital for clients.
Rick has Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Physics and Computer Science, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in Photonics, an MBA in finance and accounting, and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies. Rick received his CLP and RTTP certifications in 2014, and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).