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Awards / Honors

Carmen Menoni named SPIE Fellow

January 10, 2014

Carmen Menoni recently was elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Menoni, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was honored for “innovative contributions to extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray imaging and for contributions to advancing optical materials.”

Menoni’s work focuses on amorphous thin films for high power laser coatings and nano-scale imaging using novel table-top, soft X-ray sources that emit bright pulsed beams of wavelength 10 to 50 times shorter than blue light.

Selected annually, SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics and imaging. They are honored for technical achievement, service to the optics community, and to SPIE.

The SPIE award is Menoni's fourth Fellow honor.

She also holds appointments with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society, and Optical Society of America.

Past awards

Menoni has won numerous awards while at CSU. She was honored in 2012 with the University's Scholarship Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding faculty whose work has had national and/or international influence.

Later that year, Menoni and her team received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the SPIE Laser Damage Conference, an important forum where the latest advances in optical materials for high-power lasers are presented.

In 2008 and 2009, Menoni was selected by SPIE as an “influential scientist in optics.” In 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser, she was selected by the American Physical Society as an influential scientist in lasers and optics.

Menoni is also the founding and present editor-in-chief of IEEE Photonics Journal