Victoria holds a BS degree in physics from the University of the Philippines, a PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a post-doctoral Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the Université de Nantes. Before joining the physical science licensing team at TTO, she cultivated a career in basic research with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France then moved to California to pursue her interest in technology commercialization within a startup environment.
As a CNRS scientist, Victoria worked at the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, focusing on advanced materials and the use of x-ray/neutron scattering and related techniques to characterize structures, physical properties and phase transitions in various condensed matter systems. She was also involved in studies of optical force methods for seeding protein crystal growth. During her subsequent employment with NOVA R&D, Inc., a company specializing in detector and imaging electronics, she performed a combination of executive, research, business development and customer relations duties. Victoria has published over 60 scientific articles, participated regularly in conferences on materials science and radiation detection, and established a track record of successful grant applications and profitable small-business operations.