Who ?


Rajesh Menon, USTAR Associate Professor

rajeshmenon2016Rajesh Menon combines his expertise in nanofabrication, computation and optical engineering to impact myriad fields including super-resolution lithography, metamaterials, broadband diffractive optics, integrated photonics, photovoltaics and computational optics. His research has spawned over 100 publications, over 40 patents, and 4 spin-off companies. Rajesh is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and Senior Member of the IEEE and the SPIE. Among his other honors are a NASA Early Stage Innovations Award, NSF CAREER Award and the International Commission for Optics Prize. He currently directs the Laboratory for Optical Nanotechnologies (http://lons.utah.edu/) at the University of Utah. He received S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. Email me at rmenon[at]eng.utah.edu.

Visiting Scientists

Kazumasa Miyagawa

Kazumasa Miyagawa is a visiting researcher from Japan Patent Office. Kazumasa has worked as a patent examiner since he graduated the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 2009. Kazumasa joined Menon group in summer 2018. His interest is applying computational electromagnetics to create ultra-compact, multi-functional nanophotonics-based devices. And he started to research about super-resolution lithography based upon self-assembled nano-structures also. In his free time, Kazumasa enjoys cycling, hiking, and traveling in US. kazumasa.miyagawa [at] gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Scientists

Apratim Majumdar

Apratim Majumder graduated with his Ph.D from the ECE department at the University of Utah in 2017. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology in India (2011). His major interest lies in developing systems to efficiently generate patterns in the nanoscale. His present research is on fabricating nanopatterns using optically saturable transition. Besides academia he takes keen interest in the fine arts and cinema. apratim88 [at] gmail.com

PhD Students

Ruipeng Guo

Ruipeng Guo is currently a PHD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He got his M.Sc in Physics from Nankai University. Ruipeng joined Menon group in fall 2018. He is currently working on Algorithm in the multispectral imaging system. Ruipeng enjoys soccer, music and movies in his free time. u1144442 [at] utah.edu


Zhimeng Pan

Zhimeng Pan is a Ph.D. student of School of Computing of University of Utah since 2017. Before joining Utah, he obtained his B.S. in Macromolecule Physics in University of Science and Technology of China, doing research on computational bio-physics. He is currently working on computational microscopy of deep-brain imaging. His broad research interests include machining learning, data mining and medical imaging. In his free time, he enjoys playing table tennis, traveling, photography, and video games. z.pan[at]utah.edu

Monjurul Meem

Monjurul Meem is currently a PHD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He got his B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Monjurul joined Menon group in fall 2016. He is currently working on design, fabrication and characterization of diffractive optical devices such as flat lens and 2D/3D holograms. Monjurul enjoys soccer, cricket, movies and travelling in his free time. monjurul.meem [at] utah.edu

Jason Martineau


Jason’s current research is in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, specifically in improving the temporal and spatial resolution of the stochastic super resolution techniques (PALM, STORM). More broadly, he is interested in developing methods that will allow scientists to probe not just the spatial structure of cells and organelles at the smallest levels, but also measure other physical observables that can be used to characterize living systems. This include developing force and EM field sensing techniques that are sufficiently noninvasive and that can operate with high enough precision so as to be used in living cells. jtmartineau.work [at] gmail.com

Undergraduate Students

Brian Rodriguez

Brian Rodriguez is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. Brian hopes to apply his knowledge in deep learning to classify different types of lensless images using convolutional neural networks. He also aims to use deep learning to reconstruct cannula images for human consumption without the need of solving an inverse problem. Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games and loves turtles. brod4910[at]gmail.com.

Past Members

Levi Bourke

Levi_Bourke_smallDr. Levi Bourke is with Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory at the Environmental Science and Research Institute (ESR) in New Zealand.



Ganghun Kim


Ganghun is with Apple, Inc. in CA.

Allison Kachel





Nabil Mohammad

photoNabil Mohammad is currently with Intel Corp. in OR.




Xiaowen Wan  is an optical engineer at LightSmyth Technologies, OR.

Alexandra Zhudova 


Alexandra (Sasha) Zudova is a Bioengineering PhD student.



Jacqueline Cooke




Peng Wang

Peng is currently a post-doctoral scientist in Prof. Lihong Wang’s group at Caltech.



Farhana Masid 

Farhana is currently with IM Flash in Lehi, UT.

fqm5015 [at] gmail.com


Bing Shen

photoBing is currently a research engineer at Macom in NY.




Precious Cantu 

Precious is doing a Fulbright fellowship at EPFL.

pcantu03 [at] gmail.com


Sama Alkilani






Rachael Palmer


Rachael was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2017.




Lukas Ingenhorst

Lukas was a RISE scholar from Germany in Fall 2017.




Stefan Kapetanovic

Stefan was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2017.




Monica Barton

Monica_BartonMonica was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2016.



Jacob Packer

jacob_packerJacob was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2016.



Daniel Voigt
profile-pictureDaniel was a RISE DAAD exchange student from Germany in Summer/Fall 2016.




Eyal Shafran. Research Engineer. 

Marissa Schulz, Visiting (DAAD) Undergraduate Researcher Summer 2015

Nikole Palmieri, Undergraduate researcher.

Roxanna Julian, Undergraduate researcher.

Hunter Grayson, Undergraduate researcher.

Phillip Helms, Undergraduate researcher.

Kristina Lundgren, Undergraduate researcher.

Bryan Arbil, Undergraduate researcher.

Tom Rust. Research Engineer.

Amihai Meiri. Research scientist at Bar-llan University.

Kai Wang, Post-doctoral scientist ORNL.

Chaitanya Ullal. Dr. Chaitanya Ullal is currently a Professor at RPI.

Carl G. Ebeling is currently with Vutara Inc. (acquired by Zeiss).

Ian Sohl, Undergraduate researcher.

Caitlin Arndt, Undergraduate researcher.

Friedhelm Adler, RISE DAAD visiting student.

Sam Judd, Undergraduate researcher.

Rafael Kimora, Visiting undergraduate student from Brazil

Nathan Godfrey, Undergraduate researcher.

Vinicius Carvalho, Visiting undergraduate student from Brazil

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