Rohan Menon

An engineering student with a focus on embedded devices, sensors, and wireless technologies who thrives in fast-paced, collaborative environments.

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University of Washington

Graduating December 2023

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering · GPA: 3.5/4

Relevant coursework: The Hardware/Software Interface · Computer Networks · Computer Architecture · Network Security and Cryptography · Digital Imaging Systems

Research Assistant · UW Sensor Systems Lab

2022 - Present

WISP - a family of batteryless sensors that are powered by and communicate entirely through UHF RFID power harvesting and backscatter.

Deep Contact Graph Routing - a collaboration with Astrobotic, developing new networking strategies for future lunar assets.


2020 - 2021

A system to localize and identify ambient noises and present them to a user through a wearable display.

  • Developed a 3D sound localization algorithm using a microphone array with phase shift estimation and created a heads-up display to communicate this information to a user.


2018 - 2020

Low power, cellular-based, stream and river monitoring devices. Won a Hackaday Bootstrap Award and was a finalist for the Hackaday Prize 2020, an international competition for open-source electronics.

  • Developed firmware enabling features like OTA updates and a variable sensor uplink cadence.

  • Created a backend and web interface for consuming data from the sensors in real time.


  • Firmware development, FreeRTOS
  • Cellular, LoRa, RFID communication
  • Digital and analog circuits, PCB design

Software development

  • Python, Rust, C/C++
  • Frontend (JS/TS, React, web design)
  • Flask, Django