Carmen Menoni is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Chemistry and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. Menoni’s research bridges from optics to material science. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of metal oxides for the engineering of interference coatings for high-power lasers. She is also actively involved in using bright soft x-ray laser beams for applications such as nanoscale morphological and compositional imaging. Her work has been published in more than 200 refereed journals and proceeding papers.
Menoni and her team received in 2008 “R&D 100 Award” for the invention of a table-top 46.9 nm-wavelength microscope that captures flash images with wavelength spatial resolution. Menoni is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Menoni is founding editor and current editor-in-chief for the IEEE Photonics Journal. Menoni recently received the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE Photonics Society and will be touring the world giving lectures on her work.
Menoni received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Rosario in 1978 and received her Ph.D in physics from Colorado State in 1987. In addition to the IEEE, Menoni is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America, and is a member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics.