Joel has 25 years experience developing and utilizing advanced technology to increase cost effectiveness of technical enterprises. He has been an analyst, a technologist, a program manager, a project manager, technological innovator, software developer, a systems engineer, and a successful entrepreneur. In addition to his active management and technical consulting practice, Sercel is currently the Technical Director of the Caltech Industrial Relations Center’s Systems Engineering Program and a Senior Advisor to the Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory through the AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate. Previously he was the Chief Systems Engineer of TSAT, a $22B military satellite system. Dr. Sercel received his PhD and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology with his doctoral dissertation in plasma physics as applied to space propulsion. He earned his degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona. Dr. Sercel is a certified consultant to the US Department of Defense.