Graduate student Manu Sebastian Mannoor speaks about developing nanotechnology-enabled approaches to directly integrate electronics and sensors with biological tissues and the human body.
Mannoor is a 2013 Emerging Alumni Scholar. He is one of three distinguished graduate students recognized by the Alumni Council's Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA). The annual program is designed to share with alumni some of the best doctoral research being conducted at the University.
Dissertation Title: Bio-Integrated Sensors and Electronics
Advisor(s): Professor Michael McAlpine
Bio: Manu Sebastian Mannoor grew up in India and did his undergraduate work in Electronics Engineering from University of Calicut in 2006. His interest in pursuing research at the interface of Electronics and Biology led him to complete his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from NJIT, while working as a Research Assistant at the Microelectronics Research Center. Manu started his doctoral studies in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton in 2009 where his research focuses on developing nanotechnology-enabled approaches to directly integrate electronics and sensors with biological tissues and the human body. His research work in this direction has led to publications in major journals including PNAS and Nature Communications and 2 patent applications and while at Princeton, Manu has also received a number of awards, prominently the Material Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award for outstanding performance in graduate research and the Crocco Award for Teaching Excellence.