Nachman Kataczinsky was born in the U.S.S.R. to Holocaust survivors, and grew up in Israel.
He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He also served as an infantry officer with the Israel Defense Forces.
In 1987 he moved to the U.S, obtaining citizenship through a program for internationally recognized unique expertise and set up his own consulting R&D company. At about the same time he earned a Ph.D. from California Coast University.
He's fluent in five languages and enjoys reading history and science fiction in all of them, especially if the subject is mid-twentieth century Europe.
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