ECE University Distinguished Professor Carmen Menoni has been selected by the IEEE to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for its 2013-2014 series. Considered experts in their research areas, IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community.
As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Menoni will travel the world to share her expertise on the subject of extreme photonics, an area that encompasses the generation and utilization of bright pulses of laser light with wavelengths 10-50 times shorter than blue light. The promising future of nano-technology demands new innovative instruments with capabilities to visualize and probe materials and devices at nano-scale dimensions. A leader in the use of bright beams of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) laser light in novel nano-scale tabletop imaging techniques, Menoni will discuss opportunities for new microscopes, nano-probes, and material modification tools that can achieve nano-scale spatial resolution in materials science and biology.
Professor Menoni's recognition comes just two weeks after being named a University Distinguished Professor for Colorado State University - the highest academic recognition awarded by CSU. She holds Fellow appointments with four leading professional societies in her field: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics, or SPIE. Menoni also is leading XUV Lasers, a start-up company that commercializes laser technology developed at Colorado State University.
IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. In previous years, ECE Professors Kevin Lear and Jorge Rocca and Physics Professor Carl Patton received the honor of serving as IEEE Distinguished Lecturers in their fields.