H. Manisha Rao

Nidhi-ERI Fellow

  • Nano biotechnology
  • MSc (Area): Biochemistry
  • manisharao619@gmail.com


Mrs. Manisha Rao completed her Master’s degree in Biochemistry (2013-2015) from Mangalore University, India. In her master’s thesis, she worked on a project entitled “Screening of phytoconstituents and hepatoprotective activity of Ophiorrhiza rugosa”. She joined Yenepoya Research Centre in August, 2015 and she is working on “Naoparticle synthesis and characterization”. Her expertise is in synthesis of micro and nanoparticles, optical characterization.


3 years


First place in the Inter-University South Zone Anveshan Student Research Convention held at Tumkur University (Feb 14-15, 2017).


Research interest/Area

doped/un-doped nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, sensing, targeted drug delivery


Mrs. Manisha Rao interested in bottom up synthesis of fluorescent carbon nanodots for biomedical applications. Here her aim is to synthesis high purified nanodots and used for various applications such as biomolecule and heavy metal ion detection, bioimaging, cell cytotoxicity studies, and targeted drug delivery experiments.


  1. Manisha H, Swetha PP, Shim YB, Prasad KS. Microwave assisted synthesis of hybrid Cu2O microcubes for photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. Materials Today: Proceedings. 2018 Jan 1;5(8):16390-3.
  2. Manisha H, Shwetha PP, Prasad KS. Low-cost paper analytical devices for environmental and biomedical sensing applications. InEnvironmental, Chemical and Medical Sensors 2018 (pp. 315-341). Springer, Singapore.
  3. PriyaSwetha PD, Manisha H, Bakar SA, Shim YB, Prasad KS. Antimicrobial Properties of Sonochemically Treated Graphene Oxides Sheets. Materials Today: Proceedings. 2018 Jan 1;5(8):16669-74.
  4. Priya Swetha PD, Manisha H, Sudhakaraprasad K. Graphene and Graphene‐Based Materials in Biomedical Science. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. 2018 Aug;35(8):1800105.