Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Materials Science

9 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 102 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 66 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Google Scholar Citations)


Dr. Manish Kumar (born 1990) graduated in nanotechnology at Pondicherry University, India. In 2017, he earned his doctorate in natural sciences from the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Franz Renz). He worked in the field of biopolymer and biocomposites membrane for biomedical and energy storage applications. One of his research papers has been highlighted on the cover page of Journal of biomedical materials research part A.  

He is a postdoctoral researcher (Apr 01, 2018 - Jul 31, 2019) at Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit (Head: Prof. Dr. Mirja Illikainen). He is working on the project “Green carbon nanofibers for large area electronics” (Grelectronics), He is a member of the Hannover School for Nanotechnology (HSN), Germany.


Research interests

  • Biopolymers and Biocomposites
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Energy Storage
  • Electrospinning
  • Nanoelectronic & Bioelectronics

Selected publications


M. Kumar, M. Hietala and K. Oksman (2019): Lignin-based Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers. Front. Mater. 6:62. doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00062

M. Kumar, R. Rahikainen, D. Unruh, V.P. Hytönen, C. Delbrück, R. Sindelar, F. Renz (2017): Mixture of PLA-PEG and Biotinylated Albumin enables Immobilization of Avidins on Electrospun Fibers, J Biomed Mater Res A. 105A, (2017) 2. Winner of the society for biomaterials student award. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35920

M. Kumar, D. Wengerowsky, F. Bottcher, R. Sindelar, V. P. Hytonen, F. Renz (2017): PLA-HPC Fibrous Membranes for Temperature-Responsive Drug Release, Nano Hybrids and Composites, 18 (2017) 34-41. doi: 10.4028/

M. Kumar, A. Subramania and K. Balakrishnan (2014): Preparation of electrospun Co3O4 nanofibers as electrode material for high performance asymmetric supercapacitors, Electrochimica Acta 149 (2014) 152-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.10.021

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Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Postdoctoral researchers, Fibre and particle engineering

Research visits

  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

    Supervisor: Professor Kristiina Oksman

    07 - 11.05.2018     06 - 10.08.2018

    01 - 05.10.2018     14 - 18.01.2019