Prof. Manohar is the coordinator of the Domain Imaging & Diagnostics at the University of Twente. He also coordinates the H2020 project, PAMMOTH running from 2017-2021. He is also coordinator of the Dutch-India consortium Imaging Needles. He is member of the Organizing Committee for the conference “Photons plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing held annually under auspices of SPIE (Photonics West, San Francisco, USA). He is also member of the Program Committee for the conference Opto-Acoustic Methods & Applications, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO), Munich, Germany.
Biomedical imaging specifically photoacoustic imaging for non-invasive and minimally-invasive detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring of various pathologies including breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis;
Molecular medicine spanning the trajectory from synthesis, characterization, minimizing cytotoxicity to preclinical applications of antibody conjugated gold nanoparticles for photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapies.