Rajesh Menon portrait
  • USTAR Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • USTAR Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
801-585-1058
http://lons.utah.edu

Professional Service

  • Entity: OSA CLEO FS8 Program Subcommittee Chair. 2020 - present
  • Entity: EIPBN Program Committee for The 64th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. 2019 - present
  • IEEE. IPC Nanophotonics subcommittee. 2019 - present
  • OSA. Program Committee Member on the Imaging Systems Topical Committee at the Imaging and Applied Optics Congress. 2019 - present
  • OSA. COSI technical program committee. 2019 - present
  • OSA. FS 8: Metamaterials and Complex Media Subcommittee for the 2020 CLEO Technical Program Committee (TPC). CLEO: 2020. 2019 - present
  • OSA. Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award Committee. 2019 - present
  • OSA. Associate Editor Optics Express. 2019 - present
  • IEEE. 2018 Nanophotonics Committee, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), October 2018, Reston, VA. 2017 Nanophotonics Committee, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), October 2017. 2017 - present
  • Entity: EIPBN 2018 Program Committee, 62nd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), June 2018, Puerto Rico. 2017 Program Committee, 61st International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), June 2017, Puerto Rico. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Optical Society of Amerca 2018 General Chair, OSA Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI), June 2018, Orlando, CA. • 2018 Program Committee, OSA Imaging Systems & Applications (IS), June 2018, Orlando, CA. 2017 Program Chair, OSA Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI), June 2017, San Francisco, CA. • 2017 Program Committee, OSA Imaging Systems & Applications (IS), June 2017, San Francisco, CA. 2015-present Associate Editor, Optics Express, OSA. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Proposal review South Carolina EpSCOR/Idea grant (2013), DOE Basic Energy Sciences (2013), Science Foundation Ireland (2013). 2013 - present
  • IEEE. 2013 Topical Chair IEEE Lithography Workshop. November 2013. 2013 - present
  • OSA. Program Committee OSA Topical meeting on Imaging and Applied Optics. 2013 - present
  • OSA. 2013 Lecturer. Encuentro de Estudiante de Óptica y Fotofísica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, May 19-20, Argentina. OSA Traveling Lecturer Program. 2013 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Our recent paper in OSA Continuum was among the top downloaded papers in October from this journal. The paper describes a single flat lens that is able to image in the entire SWIR band. The paper is freely available here. OSA, 2019
  • Our paper comparing flat lenses to metalenses published in Optica was among the top downloads in July 2019, The paper is available via open access here. OSA, 2019
  • Our recent paper in Optica about flat lenses was among the top downloads in June. Congratulations! This paper is important as it summarizes the key differences between multi-level diffractive lenses and metalenses. Its available here. OSA, 2019
  • Sourangsu Banerji won a best student paper award at the OSA’s Imaging Systems & Applications conference for his paper titled “Metalenses or diffractive lenses for imaging.” Congratulations! OSA, 2019
  • OSA Fellow lectureship. OSA, 2019
  • Our paper on a “transparent camera” enabled by computational lensless imaging in Optics Express was among the top downloads in January 2019. Since it was published last year, it has been among the top downloaded papers each month! The paper is freely available here. OSA, 2019
  • A spin-off company from our lab, Oblate Optics has been selected to the semi-finals at the Photonics West Startup Challenge. Oblate will be showcasing cameras using extremely lightweight thin flat optics for visible, near-IR and thermal imaging. SPIE, 2019
  • Senior Member. SPIE, 2018
  • Senior Member. IEEE, 2018
  • “For pioneering super-resolution optical lithography and innovations in metamaterials, nanophotonics, and micro-optics, with applications in photovoltaics, computational imaging, displays, color sensors, spectroscopy and silicon photonics.”. Optical Society of Amerca Fellow, 2016
  • Best poster award in the category of Nanotechnology, Materials and Characterization at NanoUtah Conference for “Diffraction unlimited maskless lithography using absorbance modulation.”. Nano Utah, 2013
  • NASA Space Technology Research Opportunities – Early Stage Innovations Award for “A lightweight compact multi-spectral imager using novel computer-generated micro-optics and spectral-extraction algorithms,” (one out of 10). NASA, 2013
  • Best Paper Award at 2013 IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices. IEEE, 2013
  • Early Faculty CAREER Award. National Science Foundation (NSF), 2011
  • ICO prize awarded “to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to optics before turning 40 years of age.”. International Commission for Optics, 2009

Internal Service

  • Academic Senate. 2019 - present. service.
  • College Council. 2019 - present. service.

In the Media

  • OSA Optics in 2020. 2020. https://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_31/de...
  • TV interview on thermal imaging for Covid. 2020. https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/new-conce...
  • https://www.coe.utah.edu/2019/10/08/thin-to-win/. 2019.
  • https://www.accu-mold.com/ofc-san-diego-rajesh-menon/. 2019.
  • Our paper on computational lensless imaging in Optics Express was among the top downloads in November 2018. The paper is freely available here. 2018.
  • Our paper on computational lensless imaging in Optics Express was among the top downloads in October 2018. The paper is freely available here. 2018.
  • Our paper on computational lensless imaging in Optics Express was among the top downloads in September 2018. The paper is freely available here. 2018.
  • Reuters put out a list of the 100 most innovative universities in the world, and the U was 30th (see here)! And for an example of our innovation, they cite our recent work on the lensless camera (see here) The paper on lensless camera is freely available online here. 2018.
  • Our recent paper on a lensless transparent camera was the top download from Optics Express for August 2018! Congratulations to Hun for a great paper. The paper is freely available here. 2018.
  • Apratim’s paper on the ultracompact polarization rotator was chosen as one of the top downloaded articles in integrated photonics in Optics Express. The paper is freely available here. 2018.
  • Our paper on broadband holograms was recently recognized as the top 100 read Applied Physics papers out of over 3000 in Scientific Reports for 2017. You can find the paper freely available here. 2018.
  • Full list is available here: http://lons.utah.edu/. 2015.
  • Articles in USTAR Pulse, Innovation Utah website and the U Facebook page. 2013.
  • "USTAR researcher wins prestigious international prize for nanotechnology breakthrough," innovationUtah news. 2010.
  • Michael O'Malley, "USTAR researcher wins prestigious international prize for nanotechnology breakthrough," UtahPulse.com news. 2010.
  • "ICO Prize goes to Rajesh Menon for nanolithography," Newsletter of the International Commission for Optics. 2010.