Our research focuses on two main aspects; developing organic materials for energy storage and synthesis of bioactive compounds with potential therapeutically properties.
Subashani Maniam obtained her PhD from the Australian National University (2008) in supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Prof Christopher Easton.
After a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (2008-2011) under the mentorship of Prof Andrew Holmes and Dr Gavin Collis working on dye-sensitised solar cells using supercritical carbon dioxide, she worked with Prof Langford exploring naphthalene diimides- and porphyrin-based photosystems.
In 2016, she was awarded a Victorian Fellowship by the Victoria State Government which gave her the opportunity to explore small molecules and polymers as charge storage devices at Waseda University, Japan.
In the media
- Review, "Aqueous redox flow batteries: How ‘green’ are the redox active materials?" was selected as 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
- Top 10% most downloaded articles in Chem- Eur J for 2018-2019 (Harnessing Brightness in Naphthalene Diimides & Recent Advances in the Core‐Annulation of Naphthalene Diimides)
- First prize for Academic Poster prize in Women Researchers' Network Symposium 2019
- Victoria Fellowship 2016
- Victoria Fellowship acknowledged by the Premier
- Invitation by the Governor of Victoria for Women in Science Think Tank 2017
Our current projects are:
- Synthesising organic materials for redox flow batteries
- Designing and exploring organic molecules for hydrogen storage
- Fluorescent labels as candidates for tracking cancer metabolites
- Synthesising high affinity inhibitors of 53BP1
- Supercritical carbon dioxide as processing solvent for recycling
- 2013 Adv. Dip. Management
- 2008 PhD (Organic Chemistry)
- 2003 BSc. (Hons.) University Gold Medallist
5 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions
- Joohari, I.,Maniam, S.,Giustozzi, F. (2022). Enhancing the Storage Stability of SBS-Plastic Waste Modified Bitumen Using Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymer In: International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, , 1 - 14
- Zuraqi, K.,Parker, C.,Zavabeti, A.,Christofferson, A.,Maniam, S.,McConville, C.,Chiang, K.,Daeneke, T. (2022). Field's Metal Nanodroplets for Creating Phase-Change Materials In: ACS Applied Nano Materials, 5, 5952 - 5958
- Joohari, I.,Maniam, S.,Giustozzi, F. (2022). Influence of compatibilizers on the storage stability of hybrid polymer-modified bitumen with recycled polyethylene In: Plastic Waste for Sustainable Asphalt Roads, Elsevier, Sawston, United Kingdom
- Sun, D.,Kandare, E.,Maniam, S.,Zhou, A.,Robert, D.,Buddhacosa, N.,Giustozzi, F. (2022). Thermal-based experimental method and kinetic model for predicting the composition of crumb rubber derived from end-of-life vehicle tyres In: Journal of Cleaner Production, 357, 1 - 11
- De Silva, N.,Dahdah, A.,Blanch, E.,Hugel, H.,Maniam, S. (2022). Regioselective pyrrolizidine bis-spirooxindoles as efficient anti-amyloidogenic agents In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 240, 1 - 8
- Deller, Z.,Maniam, S.,Giustozzi, F. (2022). Sample Preparation and Analytical Methods for Identifying Organic Compounds in Bituminous Emissions In: Molecules, 27, 1 - 11
- Joohari, I.,Maniam, S.,Giustozzi, F. (2022). Effect of Long-Term Aging on Polymer Degradation and Fatigue Resistance of Hybrid Polymer-Modified Bitumen In: Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 34, 1 - 15
- Maniam, S.,Maniam, S. (2021). Small Molecules Targeting Programmed Cell Death in Breast Cancer Cells In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22, 1 - 34
- Andhavaram, R.,Upare, A.,Blanch, E.,Maniam, S.,Sridhar, B.,Bathula, S.,Reddy, C. (2021). Chemoselective [3 + 2] annulation of oxime acetate with 2-aryl-3-ethoxycarbonyl-pyrroline-4,5-dione: an entry to pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrrole derivatives In: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 19, 7875 - 7882
- Shahruzaman, S.,Yusof, F.,Maniam, S.,Fakurazi, S.,Maniam, S. (2021). The cytotoxic efect of Baeckea frustescens extracts in eliminating hypoxic breast cancer cells In: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, 21, 1 - 10
- Development of analytical methods for the analysis of fat, oil and grease from the grease trap. Funded by: South East Water Corporation - Scholarship from (2022 to 2026)