Jose L. Alvarado received his Bachelor of Science degree from CSU, Fresno in 1991 in electrical engineering with minors in mathematics and aerospace studies. Shortly after, he began working at the Air Force Flight Test Center on Edwards Air Force Base as an instrumentation engineer on high-speed data acquisition systems collecting radar and avionics data, video recording, as well as telemetry and telemetry re-radiation systems. In 2001 Mr. Alvarado received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in communications from CSU, Northridge.
He is currently working as a radar flight test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base. Has worked on the APQ-164 radar installed on the B-1B, APG-66v3 and APG-68v9 radars installed on various blocks of F-16's, the APG-81 radar installed on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the APQ-181 radar installed on the B-2A.
He began teaching for Chapman University in 2003, instructing calculus based mathematics and physics until fall of 2006, when he accepted a position with California State University, Fresno - Lancaster University Center. While with CSU, Fresno he taught electronics, microwaves, and senior electrical designs laboratories thru the spring of 2011. Jose Alvarado is currently an adjunct faculty at Antelope Valley College teaching communications and microcontrollers to electronics technicians for the Technical Education Department and Introduction to Engineering for the Math, Science, and Engineering Department. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Electrical Engineering at CSU, Long Beach - Lancaster University Center teaching Introduction to Communications and microcontroller applications.