Carmen Menoni, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her contributions to nano-scale imaging with ultraviolet lasers, and semiconductor optical materials and devices.
Menoni joins eight other Colorado State University ECE faculty members who are currently IEEE Fellows: V. Chandrasekar, Edwin Chong, George Collins, Tony Maciejewski, Arnie Rosenberg, Jorge Rocca, Louis Scharf, Ron Sega, and HJ Siegel.
The grade of Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of senior members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. The number of IEEE fellows elected in a year is no more than one-tenth percent of the total IEEE voting membership.
Since 1991 Professor Menoni has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at CSU where she is presently Professor. Prof. Menoni’s research bridges from material to optical sciences. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of high bandgap oxide materials for the engineering of interference coatings for high power lasers. She is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging and ablation. Prof. Menoni and her team received in 2008 a “R&D 100 Award” for the invention of a table-top 46.9 nm wavelength microscope that can capture images in a single 1 nanosecond with wavelength spatial resolution. Prof. Menoni is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and member of SPIE. Prof. Menoni has served the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS) in the capacity of the Board of Governors member from 2006-2008 and Vice-President for Publications from 2007 to 2008 and as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Photonics Journal, the first online only publication of IEEE.