Prior to joining the University of Utah in August 2009, Prof. Menon was a research engineer and a post-doctoral scientist in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. He received the S.M and PhD degrees, both from MIT. From 2005 to 2009, Prof. Menon was the Chief Technology Officer of LumArray, Inc, a company he co-founded with colleagues at MIT.
Prof. Menon has pioneered several technologies that will enable far-field optics to manipulate and image matter with nanoscale resolution. His research has spawned numerous publications (some which have had extensive media coverage), patents, and a spin-off company. He has led several projects in nanopatterning and nanoscopy with support from DARPA, the NSF and the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.