Dr. Raunak Dhanker

Assistant Professor: Biological Sciences

Professional Biography

Raunak Dhanker is an expert in the area of environmental biotechnology and marine biology with a background in Biotechnology. She has taught these subjects for nearly two years at universities such as Amity University and GD Goenka University.

Prior to taking up the current role in 2019, Raunak Dhanker served as Research Associate, Amity University; Research Assistant in Central University of South Bihar, and Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University.

Raunak Dhanker holds a PhD from the National Taiwan Ocean University (Taiwan); MSc (Biotechnology) from the Chaudhary Charan Singh University; and BSc (Biology), from Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals

‘Phycogenic synthesis of nanoparticles supported on adsorbent models for the water remediation’, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 10(1), pp. 98-106. (Guleri, S., Singh, K., Kaushik, R., Dhankar, R., and Tiwari, A., 2020)


‘Influence of Three Diatom Aldehydes against the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)’, American Journal of Plant Sciences, 10(10), pp. 1749-1762. (Dhanker, R., Tiwari, A., Dahms, H.U., Kumar, R. and Hwang, J.S., 2019).

‘Responses of the estuarine copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei to polyunsaturated aldehydes: Reproduction, survival and postembryonic development’, Harmful Algae, 43, pp. 74-81. (Dhanker, R., Molinero, J.C., Kumar, R. Tseng, L. C., Ianora, A. and Hwang, J. S., 2015).


Raunak Dhanker’s research interests are on environmental biotechnology, microbial technology, green nanotechnology, aquaculture.

Contribution to Profession and Awards (from 2015)

Reviewer, Journal of Plankton Research (Publisher – Oxford University Press) and PLOS ONE (Publisher – PLOS).

Best Paper in the technical session ‘Clean Energy and Fuel’ International Conference on Sustainable Cities and Communities, G D Goenka University, India, 7-8 February 2020

Second Poster Presentation Award in the International Conference on Sustainable Cities and Communities in G D Goenka University, India, 7-8 February 2020.

Delivered Invited Lecture in the National Conference cum Workshop on Channeling as Tools and Techniques to Agriculture Biotechnology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology. Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology, KALP Laboratories, Mathura, 24_25 November 2019.

First paper presentation award in technical session, ‘Toxicology and mycology’ in Biogenesis-VI Synergy Between Acedamia and Industry, IILM, Greater Noida, India, 12-13 April 2019.

Joint CSIR-UGC (JRF-NET) Award in Life Science, October 2019

Joint CSIR-UGC (NET) Award for Lectureship in Life Science, May 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Award in Life Science, June 2016

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