Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Carmen Menoni, University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and President of IEEE Photonics Society


Office: B325 Engineering Research Center
Phone: 970-491-8659

Dr. Carmen Menoni

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University Distinguished Professor


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 a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America and member of SPIE. Prof. Menoni has served IEEE LEOS in the capacity of the Board of Governors member from 2006-2008 and Vice-President for Publications since 2007. Prof. Menoni currently serves as Editor in Chief of IEEE Photonics Journal.

Professor Menoni has teaches courses in the Physical Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level in ECE. She serves as the Honors Adviser for the Department and as the College of Engineering Liaison to the University Honors Program.


  • B.S. 1978 University of Rosario in Physics
  • Ph.D 1987 Colorado State University in Physics

Research Interests

  • Extreme ultraviolet/soft x-Ray photonics
  • Nano-microscopy and nano-spectrometry
  • Ion beam sputtering
  • Optical interference coatings