Shivaprasad Manchineella, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

​Dr. Shivaprasad’s research interests lies at the interface of chemistry, materials and biology. His research focuses on understanding the principles of biomolecular hierarchical assembly and applying them in a biomimetic reductionist approach for the development of affordable short-peptide- and protein-based smart (bio)materials for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, diagnostic and healthcare applications.

Selected Publications

Molecular self-assembly of cyclic dipeptide derivatives and their applications

S. Manchineella, T. Govindaraju

ChemPlusChem, 82, 88-106, (2017)

Surface-functionalized silk fibroin films as a platform to guide neuron-like differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells

S. Manchineella, G. Thrivikraman, B. Basu, T. Govindaraju
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 22849-22859, (2016)

Pigmented silk nanofibrous composite for skeletal muscle tissue engineering

S. Manchineella, G. Thrivikraman, K. K. Khanum, P. C. Ramamurthy, B. Basu, T. Govindaraju
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 5, 1222-1232, (2016)

Solvent-induced helical assembly and reversible chiroptical switching of chiral cyclic-dipeptide-functionalized naphthalenediimides

S. Manchineella, V. Prathyusha, U. D. Priyakumar, T. Govindaraju

Chemistry-A European Journal, 19, 16615-16624, (2013)                  
Hydrogen bond directed self-assembly of cyclic dipeptide derivatives: gelation and ordered hierarchical architectures

S. Manchineella, T. Govindaraju

RSC Advances, 2, 5539-5542, (2012)

Rhodamine based bright red colourimetric and turn-on fluorescence chemosensor for selective detection of Cu2+
S. Manchineella, T. Govindaraju
Materials Technology, 26, 168-172, (2011)


  • ​B.Sc., Biotechnology-Biochemistry-Chemistry, Vaagdevi Degree College, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India, 2008
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, 2010
  • Ph.D., Bioorganic Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2017-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017 Jan-Feb: Visiting Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


  • ​Graduate Student Travel Grant from Ras Al Khaimah Center for Advanced Materials (RAKCAM), Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 2016
  • Best Poster award in JNCASR-Cambridge-SSL Winter School-2013, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, India, 2013
  • Best Poster award in Chennai Chemistry Conference-2013, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, India, 2013
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2013
  • Junior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2011
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2010
  • Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellow for the year 2009 from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, India, 2010