Biological systems constantly transmitting thousands of invaluable information about our health, through a chemical language. Biosensors are devices that listen to this complex language and translate it into a language that we humans can understand. I believe that the introduction of artificial intelligence in biosensors will lead to early diagnosis of many major diseases.


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  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • “Sunshine Scholarship Award” from “Institute of chemical Engineering, Taipei Tech, Taiwan”, 2016-2018 for outstanding contribution to research.
  • 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

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • Member, Bioelectrochemical Society (BES)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry (ISEAC)
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society of Taiwan (ECST)

Dr. Veerappan Mani is currently a Research Scientist at the Sensors Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Department, CEMSE, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Education and Early Career

Dr. Veerappan Mani received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan in 2014. He received his M.Sc Degree in chemistry from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2009. From 2014-2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher at NTUT, Taiwan. From 2016-2019, he worked as a research assistant professor at the Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, Taipei Tech, Taiwan. Dr. Mani is an experienced researcher in developing nanomaterials for sensors, biosensors and energy devices. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed SCI papers (citations= 3260, h-index= 32). He is serving as editorial board member and reviewer in several journals.

Research Interests

Dr. Veerappan is interested in the development of nanomaterials for biosensors. I am developing flexible, paper-based, and wearable biosensors for biomedical applications. Mainly, I am designing nanostructured materials to fabricate real-time, in-situ and non-invasive sensors. Biomarkers of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia are my current analyte targets.  


  • ZnCo2O4 Nanoflowers Grown on Co3O4 Nanowire-Decorated Cu Foams for in Situ Profiling of H2O2 in Live Cells and Biological Media. 

    Mani, V.; Selvaraj, S.; Peng, T.-K.; Lin, H.-Y.; Jeromiyas, N.; Ikeda, H.; Hayakawa, Y.; Ponnusamy, S.; Muthamizhchelvan, C.; Huang, S.-T.

    ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2 (8), 5049-5060

  • 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. Muthamizhchelvan, S.-T. Huang,

    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 287, 124-130, (2019)

  • Bismuth nanoparticles decorated graphenated carbon nanotubes modified screen-printed electrode for mercury detection. 

    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 carbon nanotubes supported Prussian blue cubes

    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

  • Electrochemical latent redox ratiometric probes for real-time tracking and quantification of endogenous hydrogen sulfide production in living cells 

    K. Manibalan, V. Mani, P.-C. Chang, C.-H. Huang, S.-T. Huang, K. Marchlewicz, S. Neethirajan

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 96, 233–238, 2017

  • Label-free electrochemical detection of neuraminidase activity: a facile whole blood diagnostic probe for infectious diseases 

    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 hydrogen peroxide 

    K. Sakthivel, M. Govindasamy, S.-M. Chen, A. Muthumariappan, V. Mani*

    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 253, 773-783, (2017)