Assoc. Prof. Dr. P. Susthitha Menon, SMIEEE, M.OSA, M.SPIE

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Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer

Phone: +603-89118561
E-mail: susi@ukm.edu.my / susthithamenon@gmail.com

 

BRIEF BIODATA:

P Susthitha Menon completed her B. Eng (Hons) degree at the National University of Malaysia or Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia specializing in Electric, Electronics and System Engineering in 1998 under the sponsorship of Intel Products Malaysia Pte. Ltd. After that, she worked at Intel Malaysia as a Product Engineer for mobile modules and motherboard systems until 2002. In 2005, she completed her M.Sc. degree specializing in Microelectronics at UKM where she developed a silicon lateral p-i-n photodiode (LPP) under the sponsorship of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). Later, in 2008, she completed her Ph.D. degree with Distinction at the Institute of Microengineering & Nanoelectronics (IMEN), UKM where she developed an InGaAs-based interdigitated lateral p-i-n photodiode (ILPP). She joined IMEN, UKM as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008 and worked on the development of GaAs/InP-based long-wavelength vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (LW-VCSEL). Since 2009, she is a research fellow at IMEN, UKM specializing in the field of plasmonics, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, III-V materials and robust engineering optimization. Dr Menon is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is currently the Vice Chair of the Region 10 (ASEAN) IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Subcommittee for Regions/Chapters and immediate past chair of IEEE EDS Malaysia Chapter which won the prestigious 2014 & 2018 IEEE EDS Region 10 Chapter of the Year Award. She is also the Regional Editor of the IEEE EDS Newsletter for Region 10 (South East Asia and New Zealand) since 2014 and is currently a member of the International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA) and a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). In 2012 & 2018, she received the Excellent Service Award (APC) from UKM for her contribution. Dr Menon is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award, conferred by IEEE Malaysia Section. She served as the Student Activities Chair (Excom) of the IEEE Malaysia Section in 2016. To date, she has authored/co-authored 2 book chapters and more than 200 indexed international journals/proceedings and obtained certification for 4 patents. She is also a regular reviewer for various international journals under IEEE, OSA and SPIE and has been appointed as an external examiner for Masters and PhD students both inside and outside Malaysia.

 

EDUCATION:

PhD in Optoelectronics/III-V Materials, UKM (sponsorship of UKM/MOSTI) in 2008
MSc in Optoelectronics/Silicon, UKM (sponsorship of NSF, MOSTI) in 2005
BEng in Electric, Electronics and Systems Engineering, UKM (sponsorship of Intel Products (M) Sdn Bhd) in 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Associate Professor at IMEN, UKM, 2013-now
Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer at IMEN, UKM, 2009-2013
Post-Doctoral Fellow at IMEN, UKM, 2008-2009
Graduate Research Assistant at UKM, 2002-2008
Product Trainee Engineer, Intel Systems Manufacturing Tech Div (SMTD), Oregon, USA, July – Dec 1999
Product/NPI Engineer, Intel Products(M) Sdn Bhd, Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, Malaysia, 1998-2002

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc (IEEE). Member No: 90569420
Immediate Past Chair, IEEE Electron Devices Society Malaysian Chapter
Vice-Chair, EDS R10 Subcommittee for Regions/Chapters (SRC)
Regional Editor, IEEE EDS Newsletter (South East Asia and Australia)
Member, Optical Society of America (OSA), Member No: 993593
Member, SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering, Member No: 3007426
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Member No: JS84966

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES:

  • Multi-parametric graphene-based SPR biosensor utilizing Kretschmann-based technique (DIP, Lead Researcher)
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance biosensor utilizing Kretschmann-based technique (GUP, Lead Researcher)
  • Optical Interference Effect in a Novel Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Multiplexer based on Silicon-on Insulator (SOI) Substrate (FRGS, Lead Researcher)
  • Surface Plasmonic Effect in a Nanomaterial-coated Tapered Silica-based Optical Microfiber (ERGS, Lead Researcher)
  • Free Carrier Dispersion Effect in a Novel SOI Active Microring Optical Modulator (Industrial Grant, Lead Researcher)
  • Development of Novel Si(x) Ge (1-x) Tunable Quantum Dot Lateral P-I-N Photodiode (QDLP) for near-infrared detection applications (Industrial Grant, Lead Researcher)
  • Development of Silicon-on-insulator optical phase modulator based on microring resonator (MRR) (GUP, Lead Researcher)
  • Study and characterization of two-dimensional time-wavelength OCDMA system (GGPM, Lead Researcher)
  • Waveguide-based evanescent sensors (Co-Researcher)
  • Optically Amplified Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) (Co-Researcher)
  • Development of Nanophotonics Sensing Technology using Nanomaterial-coated Waveguides (Co-Researcher)
  • Development of a GaAs/InP-based double-fused multi-quantum-well long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (MQW-LW-VCSEL) (Co-Researcher)
  • Development of Si-based, Ge-based and GaAs-based p-i-n photodiodes (Co-Researcher)
  • Supervised/Co-supervised 7 undergraduates, 6 MSc, 14 PhD students (completed)
  • Currently supervising 6 PhD students (2017)
  • Lead Researcher for 12 projects/grants and co-researcher for 30 projects/grants
  • 4 Patent certification granted, 3 patents filed
  • External examiner for 2 PhD and 12 Masters students inside and outside Malaysia

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS:

IMEN Industry and Community Engagement Coordinator (HEJIM), 2019 – now

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

• Supervised PhD Student, Gan Siew Mei, received Bionavis Scholarship Award to attend the SPR Summer School programme at Tampere University, Finland (2019)
• UKM Excellent Service Award (2018)
• 2018 Outstanding Large Chapter Award from IEEE Malaysia Section (as Chapter Chair of IEEE EDS Malaysia) (2018)
• 2018 IEEE EDS Region 10 Chapter of the Year Award(as Chapter Chair of IEEE EDS Malaysia) (2018)
• Supervised PhD student, Nur Akmar Jamil, “Best Student Presenter– Cluster II (Nanophotonics)” at 13th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics 2018 (IEEE-ICSE2018), 15-17 August 2018, Pullman KLCC Kuala Lumpur (2018)
• 2017 Outstanding Chapter Award from IEEE Malaysia Section (as Chapter Chair of IEEE EDS Malaysia) (2017)
• Supervised PhD student, Nur Akmar Jamil “Best Student Paper- Cluster 2 (Optoelectronics and Photonics Technology, Microwave Device and MMIC) at IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro & Nanoelectronics (IEEE-RSM2017) (2017)
• Supervised PhD student, Fairus Atida Said, “2017 IEEE Electron Devices Malaysia Chapter Postgraduate Award for Outstanding Project in Nanophotonics Cluster” (2017)
• Johan Kumpulan (Champion), Kejohonan Sukan Gugusan UKM Staff 2017 (Catur-Ikhtisas), 14 Mei 2017
• Johan Board 5, Kejohonan Sukan Gugusan UKM Staff 2017 (Catur-Ikhtisas), 14 Mei 2017
• Supervised PhD student, Fairus Atida Said, “Best Student Presenter – Cluster 2 (Optoelectronics and Photonics Technology, Microwave Device and MMIC) at 12th International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE2016)
• Supervised PhD student, Kalaivani Tarumaraja, “Best Student Paper – Cluster 2 (Optoelectronics and Photonics Technology, Microwave Device and MMIC) at 12th International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE2016)
• Co-supervised PhD student, Nurjuliana Juhari, “2016 IEEE Electron Devices Malaysia Chapter Postgraduate Award for Outstanding Project in Nanophotonics Cluster”
• 2015 IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award from IEEE Malaysia Section (2016)
• 2nd Prize for the Oral Presentation by PM Dr P Susthitha Menon for the paper ” Investigation of Graphene-on-Metal Substrates for SPR-based Sensor using Finite Difference Time Domain” by Fairus Atida Said, P Susthitha Menon, Sahbudin Shaari and Burhannuddin Yeop Majlis at the International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO-15), 7-10 Dec 2015, India (2015)
• 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze Medal at the 2015 Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE2015)
• “Most Innovative Idea” Award at UNITEN Research Expo (2014)
• IEEE Senior Member Award (2014)
• UKM Publication Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
• UKM Excellent Service Award (2012)
• Excellent PhD Thesis Award (2008)
• National Science Fellowship Award, MOSTI (2002)
• Intel Malaysia Mobile Module Operations (MMO) Outstanding Contribution Award (2001)
• Q3’2000 Intel Malaysia Site Recognition Award (2000)
• Q1’2000 Intel Malaysia Site Recognition Award (2000)
• UKM PAH Outstanding Student Award (1999)
• UKM Engineering Faculty Dean’s List Award (1997)
• Intel Scholarship Award (1995)

 

INVITED SPEAKER/TALKS/PROJECTS:

• Invited Speaker, “Krestchmann-based Surface Plasmon Resonance for Sensing at Visible regions at 2nd International Symposium on Materials and Electrical Engineering (ISMEE2019), Grand Tjokro Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia,” 17th July 2019
• Invited Speaker, “Krestchmann-based Surface Plasmon Resonance for Sensing at Visible regions” at IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference (INEC2019), Pullman Hotel Kuching, Sarawak, 3-5th July 2019
• Invited Speaker, “Krestchmann-based Surface Plasmon Resonance for Sensing” at the 4th Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Nanoelectronics, Bangi Resort Hotel, Selangor, 4th March 2019
• Invited Speaker, Krestchmann-based Surface Plasmon Resonance for Sensing” at IEEE Electron Devices Society Malaysia Chapter Lecture Series 1/2018, MMU Cyberjaya, 26 September 2018
• Invited Speaker, Senior Member Elevation Workshop, Faculty of Engineering, MMU Cyberjaya, 14 March 2017
• Invited Speaker & Project Leader, Overview of IEEE Malaysia Section Student Activities, 6th IEEE Malaysia Student Branch Leadership Camp, FKAB UKM, 13 March 2016
• Invited Speaker & Project Leader, Overview of IEEE Malaysia Section Student Activities, IEEE R10 Student Internship and Skill Development (SISD) Program, SHRDC Shah Alam, 28 May 2016
• Invited Speaker & Project Leader, Overview of IEEE Malaysia Section Student Activities, 2016 Student Branch Counselor/Technical Advisor Meet, FKAB UKM, 20 August 2016
• Invited Speaker, IEEE Vtools Reporting, 2016 IEEE Region 10 Student, Young Professional, Women In Engineering, Life Member Congress (SYWLC), Bangalore, India, 25-27 August 2016
• Project Leader, The 3rd IEEE Malaysia Section Online Final Year Project (FYP) Competition 2016, June – July 2016
• Invited Speaker & Project Leader, Overview of IEEE Malaysia Section Student Activities, 4th IEEE Malaysia Section Student Congress, APU Cyberjaya, 15th October 2016
• Invited Speaker & Project Leader, Overview of IEEE Malaysia Section Student Activities, 14th IEEE Student Conference on Research & Development (SCOReD2016), Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 13-14th December 2016
• Invited IEEE EDS Lecture, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics Research at IMEN, UKM, 26 May 2015
• Invited Talk, Silicon-and InGaAs-based planar p-i-n photodiodes: Design, modeling and optimization, Topical Meeting in Photonics (TPM2015), Puri Pujangga UKM, 17th August 2015
• Invited Talk, Overview of IEEE EDS Malaysia and Introduction to EDS-ETC Kit, IEEE Day 2015 at IMEN, UKM, 6th October 2015

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

1. P. S. Menon, F. A. Said, S. M. Gan, M. A. Mohamed, A. R. M. Zain, S. Shaari, B.Y. Majlis. 2019. High Sensitivity Urea Biosensor using Urease enzyme and Au-based Kretschmann Surface Plasmon Resonance. Sains Malaysiana 48(6) (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.565, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
2. P. S. Menon, B. Mulyanti, N. A. Jamil, C. Wulandari, H. S. Nugruho, S. M. Gan, N. F. Z. Abidin, L. Hasanah, R. E. Pawananto, D. D. Berhanuddin. 2019. Refractive Index and Sensing of Glucose Molarities determined using Au-Cr K-SPR at 670/785 nm Wavelength. Sains Malaysiana 48(6) (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.565, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
3. P.S. Menon, Fairus Atida Saad, Siew Mei Gan, Dilla Duryha Berhanuddin, Akrajas Ali Umar, Sahbudin Shaari, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis. 2018. Urea and creatinine detection on nano-laminated gold thin film using Kretschmann-based surface plasmon resonance biosensor. Plos One. 13(7), July 2018, Article no e0201228 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 2.806, Q1 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
4. Abedini, A., Saraji, M., Bakar, A.A.A., Menon, P.S., Shaari, S. 2018. Gamma-Radiation-Assisted Synthesis of Luminescent ZnO/Ag Heterostructure Core-Shell Nanocomposites. Plasmonics 13(3): 771-778, June 2018 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 2.146 , Q2 in Material Science, Multidisciplinary)
5. Nur Akmar Jamil, P.S. Menon, Gan Siew Mei, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis. 2018. Peningkatan Kepekaan Biosensor Urea berasaskan Resonans Plasmon Permukaan dan Tatsusunan Kretschmann dengan struktur hybrid grafin-MoS2. Sains Malaysiana 47(5)(2018): 1031-1036 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.470, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
6. Kalaivani A. Tarumaraja, P.S. Menon, Sahbudin Shaari, Ahmad G. Ismail, and Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis. 2018. Graphene-Based Plasmonic Photonic Crystal Waveguide Integrated Biosensor Circuit. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics 13: 1-7 (ISI-indexed IF: 0.497, Q4 in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)
7. Gan Siew Mei, Najmiah Radiah binti Mohamad, Nur Akmar binti Jamil, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, P.S. Menon. 2018. Pengoptimuman Sensor Resonans Plasmon Permukaan berdasarkan Kretschmann dengan Kaedah Taguchi. Sains Malaysiana 47(10), October 2018, 2457-2463 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.470, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
8. Noor Faizah Zainul Abidin, Ibrahim Ahmad, Pin Jern Ker & Menon, P. S. 2017. Performance Characterization of Schottky Tunneling Graphene Field Effect Transistor at 60 nm Gate Length. Sains Malaysiana 46(7)(2017): 1103-1109 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.470 , Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
9. Said, F.A., Menon, P.S., V. Rajendran, Shaari, S., Majlis, B.Y. 2017. Investigation of graphene-on-metal substrates for SPR-based sensor using finite-difference time domain. IET Nanobiotechnology 11(8): 981-986 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 1.541 , Q3 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
10. Sallah, S.S.M., Md Ali, S.H., Menon, P.S. Juhari, N., Islam, M.S. 2017. Comparative performances of SOI-based optical interconnect vs. electrical interconnect in analog electronic applications. IEICE Transactions on Electronics E100C (7), July 2017: 655-661 (Scopus/ISI-indexed IF: 0.503 , Q4 in Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)
11. Abedini, A., Bakar, A.A.A., Larki, F., Menon, P.S., Islam, M.S., Shaari, S. 2016. Recent Advances in Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Noble Metal Nanoparticles by Radiolysis Route. Nanoscale Research Letters, 11 (1), art. no. 287 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2015 IF: 2.584, Q1 in Physics, Applied)
12. Aziz, S.N., Arsad, N., Bakar, A.A.A., Menon, P.S., P., Shaari, S. 2016. Large dynamic range operation of ultra-higher number MWFLs affected by MZI-SI. Laser Physics, 26 (11), art. no. 115101 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.025, Q3 in Optics)
13. Iqbal, N., Choudhury, P.K., Menon, P.S. 2016. Scattering of waves by chiral medium-coated dielectric elliptical/circular cylinders with PEC sheath helix loading. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 30 (11), pp. 1504-1518. (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2015 IF: 0.772, Q3 in Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)
14. Abedini, A., Menon, P.S., Daud, A.R., Hamid, M.A.A., Shaari, S. 2016. Radiolytic formation of highly luminescent triangular Ag nanocolloids. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 307 (2), pp. 985-991. (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2015 IF: 0.983, Q3 in Nuclear Science & Technology)
15. Dehzangi, A., Larki, F., Ali, S.H.M., Hutagalung, S.D., Islam, M.S., Hamidon, M.N., Menon, P.S., Jalar, A., Hassan, J., Majlis, B.Y. 2016. Study of the side gate junctionless transistor in accumulation region. Microelectronics International, 33 (2), pp. 61-67. (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2015 IF: 0.519, Q4 in Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)
16. Larki, F., Abedini, A., Shabiul Islam, M., Shaari, S., Ali, S.H.M., Menon, P.S., Jalar, A., Saion, E., Sampe, J., Majlis, B.Y. 2015. Structural phase transformations in radiolytically synthesized Al–Cu bimetallic nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science (Article in Press) (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 2.305, Q1 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)
17. Abedini, A., Larki, F., Shaari, S., Menon, P. S., Daud, A.R., Hamid, M.A.A. 2015. FexNi(1−x)OOH hollow-structured nanoparticles formed via γ-radiation induced self-template method. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 304(3): 1339-1343, June 2015 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.415, Q1 in Nuclear Science & Technology)
18. Aziz, S.N., Arsad, N., Bakar, A.A.A., Menon, P.S., Elias, S.N., Shaari, S. 2015. The generation of a lower threshold multiwavelength fiber laser in the L-band region assisted by a Sagnac loop mirror. Laser Physics 25(4): 1-4 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.025, Q3 in Optics)
19. Zahid, A. Z. G, Singh, M., Menon, P.S., Hasoon, F. N., Bakarman, H, Bakar, A. A. A., Ali, M.A.M, Shaari, S. 2015. Design and performance of a new 2D-OCDMA system using plastic optical fiber. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications 9(3-4): 362-366 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 0.563, Q4 in Optics)
20. Iqbal, N., Choudhury, P. K., Menon, P. S. 2015. Scattering from silver metal cylinder due to L-nihility coated with conducting sheath helix embedded dielectric medium. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, (Article in Press) (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.395, Q2 in Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)
21. Menon, P. S., Apte, P. R. 2015. Taguchi optimization of the peak lasing power of a numerically-simulated double wafer-fused InP/GaAs LW-VCSEL, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications 9(1-2): 40-47 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 0.563, Q4 in Optics)
22. Abdullah, M.N., Shaari, S., Menon, P. S., Ehsan, A.A., Zakaria, O. 2015. Observation and comparison of multiwavelength generation erbium doped fibre ring laser utilising photonic crystal fibre with zero dispersion at 1040 nm and 1550 nm. IEICE Electronics Express 12(12): 1-6. (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2014 IF: 0.320, Q4 in Optics)
23. Aziz, N.A.M., Arsad, N., Menon, P.S., Shaari, S., Yusof, Z.M., Laili, A.R. 2015. An assessment study of absorption effect: LED vs tungsten halogen lamp for noninvasive glucose detection. Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences 8(2): 1550013 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.110, Q3 in Optics)
24. F. Abdurrahman, N. Arsad, S. Shaari, A. Ashrif A. Bakar, P. S. Menon. 2015. Effects of cladding modification on the sensing potential of intrinsic polymer optical fiber as a VOCs sensor. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications 9(5-6): 901-906 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 0.563, Q4 in Optics)
25. Aziz, S.N., Arsad, N., Bakar, A.A.A., Menon, P.S., Shaari, S. 2015. Twenty two flattened channels L band multi-wavelength erbium doped fiber laser with composite ring cavity. Laser Physics 25(11): 1-4 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2013 IF: 1.025, Q3 in Optics)
26. Fairus Atida Said, P. S. Menon, Sahbudin Shaari, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis. 2015. FDTD Analysis on Geometrical Parameters of Bimetallic Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Sensor and detection of Alcohol in Water. International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology 16(4): 6.1-6.5. (indexed in Scopus)
27. Ismail, K., Menon, P.S., Shaari, S., Bakarman, H.A. 2014. Gain Performance of Cascaded and Hybrid Semiconductor Optical Amplifier in CWDM System. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 23(1): 1450007-1-1450007-11 (indexed in Scopus/ISI, 2012 IF: 0.481, Q4 in Optics)