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Madhura Manohar

Dr Madhura Manohar

Accelerator Scientists/Organic Synthetic Chemist

Role at ANSTO

Madhura commenced her employment at ANSTO in 2016 as a Synthetic Organic Chemist in the National Deuteration Facility. Her role in this team involved the synthesis of deuterated molecules to assist researchers in exploiting the unique properties offered by deuterium.   Madhura is now an Accelerator Scientist at the centre for Accelerator Science.


Organic synthesis, spectroscopy and chromatography (NMR, MS, HPLC, UV, CD, etc)
Madhura completed her PhD in Medicinal chemistry in 2016. She synthesised a library of ligands to aid in the understanding of the structural features necessary for the sigma receptor (a receptor involved in a range of neurological disorders). During her time at university she gained experience in various areas of chemistry including organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. 


  • PhD (University of Sydney) - 2016
  • MSc (University of Western Sydney), 2010
  • BSc (Hon) (University of Western Sydney), 2008
  • BSc (Adv. Sci.) (University of Western Sydney), 2007