Veerappan Mani, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

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

  • Electrochemical sensors targeting salivary biomarkers: A comprehensive review

    V. Mani,* T. Beduk, W. Khushaim, A.E. Ceylan, S. Timur, O.S. Wolfbeis,* K.N. Salama* TrAC, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 135, 116164, (2020)

  • Growth of large-scale MoS2 nanosheets on double layered ZnCo2O4 for real-time in-situ H2S monitoring in live cells

    V. Mani,* S. Selvaraj, N. Jeromiyas, S.-T. Huang, H. Ikeda, Y. Hayakawa, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, K.N. Salama

    Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8, 7453-7465, (2020)

  • Anti-poisoning electrode for real-time in-situ monitoring of hydrogen sulfide release

    N. Jeromiyas, V. Mani,* P.C. Chang, C.H. Huang, K.N. Salama, S.T. Huang, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 326, 128844, (2020)

  • ZnCo2O4 nanoflowers grown on Co3O4 nanowire-decorated Cu foams for in-situ profiling of H2O2 in live cells and biological media

    V. Mani*, S. Shanthi, T.K. Peng, H.Y. Lin, H. Ikeda, Y. Hayakawa, S. Ponnusamy, C. Muthamizhchelvan, S.-T. Huang , ACS Applied Nano Materials 28, 5049-5060, (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, 277-283, (2019)


  • ​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 Membership

  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Bioelectrochemical Society (BES)
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry (ISEAC)
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society of Taiwan (ECST)
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (I.F. 5.923)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Materials (I.F. 3.515)
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Electronics
  • Special Issue Editor, Micromachines (I.F. 2.891)


  • 2017-2020: 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.
  • 2016-2018, “Sunshine Scholarship Award” from “Institute of Chemical Engineering, Taipei Tech, Taiwan”, for outstanding research contribution.
  • 2011-2013: Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship from Taipei Tech, Taiwan.

Research Interests Keywords

​Biosensors Nanomaterials Flexible electrodes Electroanalysis & Bioelectroanalysis Clinical diagnostics Real-time in-situ sensors Deep learning