GoofyFoot Labs develops microsystems technology for extreme environments in collaboration with government and industry partners and licenses the innovations to existing product providers.

Research Areas

Novel 3-D IC integration

Expanded capabilities at the tactical edge

Radiation hardening

Hardening across process, circuit, and architecture

Biochemistry

Diagnostic tools for immunology and gene expression

Nisha Checka

Nisha Checka

Principal Investigator

GoofyFoot Labs

Principal Investigator

At GoofyFoot Labs, Dr. Nisha Checka has led numerous programs relating to advancements in microelectronic operation in extreme environments and advanced technology nodes, including the development of self-healing circuit architectures and 3-D integration.

Prior to founding GoofyFoot Labs, Dr. Checka was as a member of the research staff at MIT Lincoln Lab, where she worked on a number of programs including design and fabrication of 2-D and 3-D FPGAs and the development of 3-D rad hard, self-healing architectures. In addition, she investigated ultra-low power circuit design methodologies and developed an FDSOI CMOS technology optimized for energy-starved applications.

Interests

  • 3-D integrated ICs
  • Energy-starved applications
  • Radiation hardening
  • Biochemistry

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2005

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2001

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • S.B. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2001

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology