John Sochacki received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and his M.S. and PhD in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.
From 2007 through 2008 he worked as a research assistant in the MRCI group at the University of Idaho where he primarily worked on implementing rad-hard semiconductor devices in commercial foundry processes.
In 2008 he also worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman Washington doing hardware design, VHDL, and verification.
From 2008 to 2010 he worked in the connection one group at Arizona State University in conjunction with Boeing modeling radiation effects, implementing rad-hard semiconductor devices in commercial foundry processes, doing VLSI ASIC design, characterizing chalcogenides for use in C-RAM, and mitigating SEE and SEU in SRAM cells. Also in 2010 he worked at General Dynamics as a Radio Frequency Radiation Engineer. From 2010 to 2011 he worked in the CSSER group at Arizona State University where he developed the Lattice MeSFET, implemented MeSFETs in commercial foundry processes, worked on L and S Band class E/F MeSFET amplifiers, and worked on a MeSFET high frequency buck converter for use high radiation environments.
From 2011 to 2015 he worked at ComtechEFData in Tempe Arizona as a Microwave and DSP Engineer where he has worked on high power microwave amplifiers up to 2KW, designed state of the art intelligent linearized GaN based power block up converters, designed and developed wideband analog microwave pre-distortion linearizers, researched and developed novel communications related technologies, worked on satellite modems, and was the sole inventor on three patents.
From 2015 to 2019 he worked at Viasat in Tempe Arizona doing high capacity geosynchronous payload design, high capacity satellite system design, defense system design and development, and high capacity satellite system signal processing for the Viasat-2, Viasat-3, and Viasat-4 systems.
From 2019 to 2020 he worked at Herrick Technology Laboratories in Germantown Maryland as the manager of the systems engineering department and worked on the development of novel and fast paced electronic warfare systems for the AFRL, USMC, SOCOM, and NAVY.
From 2020 to 2021 he worked at Intelsat in McClean Virginia doing conceptual level future high capacity satellite system design and simulation for the Intelsat next generation fleet.