John Geikler

Assistant Director, Physical Sciences Licensing

As assistant director, John supports technology development and commercialization in the University’s Physical Sciences programs. John brings over 30 years of commercialization experience to the UA, most recently serving as senior licensing manager for VTIP, Virginia Tech’s commercialization arm. His previous experience includes licensing, marketing and management for Fortune 500, SME and startups. John has also served as a technology transfer consultant for industry, government and academic clients across a range of technologies and applications. John served for 6 years at Virginia Tech and negotiated dozens of technology licenses as well as serving in a leadership role; from mentoring colleagues and benchmarking best practices to supporting research proposals and raising investment funding for startups.