Who is Dr. Timothy Schoechle, PhD? A short summary of qualifications presented to the FCC by Dr. Schoechle, and a general brief resume……..

In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put out a call to scientists and other experts to weigh in on the topic of human exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Dr. Timothy Schoechle, PhD, being an acknowledged expert in the fields of telecommunications engineering and communication policy, submitted a 19 page brief to the FCC. What is shown below is the introductory portion of Dr. Schoechle’s submission, outlining his qualifications to submit expert comments before the Commission. Several of his further accomplishments are listed in the two paragraphs below his FCC submission.

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To: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554
Date: 2 June 2020
Comments on FCC 19-226 (Docket/RM 19-226)
Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields—A Proposed Rule by the FCC

Timothy Schoechle, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy
3066 6th Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80304



I am an international expert in computer and communications engineering, technology, and policy. Since 1974, I have been engaged in hardware and software development and have founded successful ventures producing products employing microprocessors and both wired and wireless communication networks and protocols.  Since 1984, I have been active in developing national and international standards for computers and networks, including developing technical standards, analyses, and policies on behalf of the United States, international standards bodies and universities, in regard to network interoperability, cyber-security, privacy, and safety.

I have served on teaching faculties (including a decade on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995-2004) at three universities (University of Colorado, Boulder; Regis University, Denver; and Colorado State University-Global) and have undertaken teaching and policy projects for the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Academies of Science, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), various trade and commercial organizations, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). I am a Life Member of the IEEE and hold MS and PhD degrees in telecommunications engineering and in communication policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Dr. Schoechle was a co-founder of BI Incorporated, presently a $1 billion company in Boulder, Colorado, a pioneer developer of RFID technology. He holds an M.S. in telecommunications engineering (1995) and a Ph.D. in communication policy (2004) from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

He has authored the landmark white papers, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” as well as the more recent “Re-inventing Wires,” also “Green Electricity or Green Money? Why some environmental groups hamper clean energy.” He also wrote a critical review of the report, “Future of the Grid – Evolving to meet America’s Needs,” by the Department of Energy and the GridWise Alliance.

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