Research Interests

​Dr. Veerappan Mani’s research interests focus on developing biosensors for biomedical applications. Mainly, he is engaged in designing porous nanostructured materials and flexible electrodes to fabricate real-time in-situ and non-invasive sensors. Biomarkers of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia are his current targets of analytes. Recently he has been exploring deep learning and artificial intelligence for analytical science.

Selected Publications

  • A composite film prepared from titanium carbide Ti3C2Tx (MXene) and gold nanoparticles for voltammetric determinati...
    S. Elumalai, V. Mani, N. Jeromiyas, V.K. Ponnusamy, M. Yoshimura
    Microchimica Acta 187, 33, (2020)
  • Real-time quantification of hydrogen peroxide production in living cells using NiCo2S4@CoS2 heterostructure
    V. Mani*, S. Shanthi, T.-K. Peng, H.-Y. Lin, H. Ikeda, Y. Hayakawa, S. Ponnusamy, C. Mutha...
    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 287, 124-130, (2019)
  • ZnCo2O4 nanoflowers grown on Co3O4 nanowire-decorated Cu foams for in-situ profiling of H2O2 in live cells and biol...
    V. Mani*, S. Shanthi, T.-K. Peng, H.-Y. Lin, H. Ikeda, Y. Hayakawa, S. Ponnusamy, C. Mutha...
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 28, 5049-5060, (2019)
  • Bismuth nanoparticles decorated graphenated carbon nanotubes modified screen-printed electrode for mercury detectio...
    N. Jeromiyas, E. Elaiyappillai, A.S. Kumar, S.-T. Huang, V. Mani
    Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 95, 466-474, (2019)
  • Bisintercalating DNA redox reporters for real-time electrochemical qLAMP
    B.-J. Chen, V. Mani, S.-T. Huang, Y.-C. Hu, H.-C.P. Shand
    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 129, 2019, 277-283, (2019)
  • Real-time tracking and quantification of endogenous hydrogen peroxide production in living cells using graphenated ...
    T.S.T. Balamurugan, V. Mani,* C.-C. Hsieh, S.-T. Huang, T.-K. Peng, H.-Y. Lin
    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 257, 220-227, (2018)
  • An axial coordination site turned surface-confinement, electron-transfer and bioelectrocatalytic applications of he...
    K. Amreen, A.S. Senthil Kumar, V. Mani, S.T. Huang
    ACS Omega, 3, 54355444, (2018)
  • Electrochemical latent redox ratiometric probes for real-time tracking and quantification of endogenous hydrogen su...
    K. Manibalan, V. Mani, P.-C. Chang, C.-H. Huang, S.-T. Huang, K. Marchlewicz, S. Neethiraj...
    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 96, 233238, (2017)
  • Label-free electrochemical detection of neuraminidase activity: a facile whole blood diagnostic probe for infectiou...
    A.Z. Mubarok, V. Mani, C.-H. Huang, P.-C. Chang, S.-T. Huang
    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 252, 64-648, (2017)
  • 3D graphene oxide-cobalt oxide polyhedrons for highly sensitive non-enzymatic electrochemical determination of hydr...
    K. Sakthivel, M. Govindasamy, S.-M. Chen, A. Muthumariappan, V. Mani*
    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 253, 773-783, (2017)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2009
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem, India, 2004

Professional Profile

  • ​2020-present: Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2019: Research Assistant Professor, Taipei Tech, Taiwan
  • 2014-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010: Lecturer in Chemistry, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, India

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), since 2020
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), since 2020
  • Member, Bioelectrochemical Society (BES), since 2017
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), since 2020
  • Life Member, Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry (ISEAC), since 2018
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society of Taiwan (ECST), since 2019
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Materials (section: Carbon-Based Materials)
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Molecular Sciences


  • 2016-2018, “Sunshine Scholarship Award” from “Institute of Chemical Engineering, Taipei Tech, Taiwan”, for outstanding research contribution.
  • 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020: Three major research grant projects have been received from Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), with a total value of US $ 100,000.
  • 2010-2019: Eight best poster awards in conferences.
  • 2011-2013: Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship from Taipei Tech, Taiwan.