Prof. Menon has a Phd in Experimental condensed matter physics from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and an MBA degree from Northeastern University. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Advanced Nanomaterials Research laboratory at Northeastern University where she conducts and supervises research in the area of nanomaterials, specifically porous alumina, titania nanotubes, gallium nitride nanowires, etc. She is particularly interested in transferring the research from the lab scale to industry. She is also the Founder of a start-up company, Menon Laboratories, Inc. that is developing titania nanotube based filtration membranes for water treatment. She has co-authored more than 85 publications in peer-reviewed research journals and has 3 published patents and 1 issued patent. She has secured over $6M in funding from federal, state, corporation and private funding sources for the research group and the company. She is elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Mineralization (IOM3) and Institute of Physics (IOP).