should know About Dr. Jeffrey Kauppila
Dr. Jeffrey Kauppila
CTO/Senior Project Manager
Jeffrey Kauppila, Ph.D., PE is a Senior Research Engineer with Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE), where he works in the area of radiation effects modeling and radiation hardened design for microelectronics. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2015), M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2003), and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering (2001) all from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kauppila joined ISDE in 2003 and his research focus has centered on the development of radiation-effects-enabled compact models, integration of models with existing and custom developed process-design-kits (PDK), and the application of the radiation-enabled models in the design of radiation-hardened strategic defense systems electronics. Dr. Kauppila is actively involved in the development and design of integrated circuits and test structures used to extract and calibrate electrical and radiation-enabled model parameters.
Dr. Kauppila has analog/mixed signal design experience in bipolar junction transistor, bulk CMOS, silicon-on-insulator CMOS, and FinFET technologies with minimum process feature sizes from 6um to 14nm. Dr. Kauppila has also been involved in design support activities for a DOD strategic defense system program in multiple design disciplines, including analog/mixed signal integrated circuits, control electronics modules, and power supply/converter design. Dr. Kauppila has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science and the Journal of Radiation Effects Research and Engineering several times. Dr. Kauppila has multiple technical/trade publications. Dr. Kauppila is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Tennessee.