Menon International, Inc. – Menon Leadership
The Menon leadership team represents several years of combined experience in business, finance, technology and management.
Suresh Menon, Ph.D., Founder, Menon International, Inc.
Dr. Menon completed his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He was awarded contracts through private companies and the U.S. Government to advance research in life sciences, materials, electronics and manufacturing. During his term as a student, a consortium of companies (small, medium and Fortune 500) funded his varied research activities. He led product development during his term as a student, built products and deployed systems for these firms to enable efficient production of key components. Through the University, Dr. Menon received the needed background to apply knowledge in the diverse areas of manufacturing, systems engineering, materials science, electronics, microbiology, life sciences, biochemistry, chemistry and several other disciplines to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
As a serial entrepreneur, he constantly seeks out technology gaps and brings together team members who can solve problems. He specializes in commercializing core technologies, transitioning these from the laboratory into a commercial environment on a global scale. Establishing collaborations amongst universities, companies (internationally) and his own team members he has managed to complete projects for customers on time and budget.
Dr. Menon has successfully raised capital for the various firms he founded with help from trusted investment bankers and sophisticated venture capitalists. He learned to set up arrangements such as licensing and other avenues to bring technology to the marketplace.
Dr. Menon is the chief architect in developing biodetectors and Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels and Feed, including the co-products, which are now in advanced phases of deployment. Investments have been made to move these technologies into the global marketplace with footprint covering over 15 countries. Dr. Menon’s focus is to scale up new ventures, while maximizing profits for all parties involved with primary focus of doing good for the entire world.
David E. Newman, Ph.D.
Dr. Newman serves as Chief Technology Advisor for Menon International. He is an experimental physicist with extensive experience and numerous innovations cutting across multidisciplinary areas of instrumentation, systems and molecular science. He has developed instrumentation such as automated fluidics and advanced RF systems for Department of Homeland Security and Navy projects. These systems included optical and NMR spectral analysis, image processing, on-line automation, and integration with other sensors. He is co-inventor of the process using aerobic microbial fermentation of lignocellulosic materials to produce lipids as a precursor for petroleum-compatible transportation fuels, as well as developer of several key system components. He earlier served as Scientist at General Atomics, where he led numerous projects over a wide range of applications ranging from nuclear diagnostics for fusion reactors to demonstration of magnetically self-focusing intense particle beams and development of new superconducting materials. Dr. Newman obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.