Professor Stickler came to Middlesex County College in 2002 after a 30+ year career as an engineer. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
As a practicing engineer from 1968 to 2001, Professor Stickler worked in many different fields. At GE he analyzed vibrations and thermal stresses in steam turbines. For several years he worked for an aerospace company analyzing the motion of earth orbiting satellites and the control systems that keep them correctly oriented in space. As an engineer at John Deere he held several positions in the engine engineering department.
Professor Stickler moved to NJ in 1977 to work for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, where he worked until “retirement” in 2001. At Bell Labs his assignments included traditional electronic packaging and manufacturing support, supervising a team of electrical, mechanical and field support engineers responsible for the on-going support of an existing product line, and supporting engineers responsible for working with outside suppliers to develop a line of voice messaging systems.
Professor Stickler teaches traditional mechanical engineering courses (AutoCAD, Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics) along with Introduction to Technology and several other courses. He is curriculum coordinator for the Engineering Science program.
His technical interests include statics, dynamics and the use of software to solve engineering problems.