Dr Monika Prakash Rai


Amity Institute of Biotechnology
  • Academic Area

    Biochemical Engineering

  • Teaching Interests

    Bioseparation technology Enzyme technology Green Technology
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc(BZC Chemistry (Hons))-1999,Banaras Hindu University

    Post Graduation : M.Sc.(Biotechnology)-2001,Banaras Hindu University

    Doctorate : Ph.D.(Biochemical Engineering)-2005,Indian Institute of Technology, B.H.U Varanasi

    GATE : GATE(Life Sciences)-2001,Ministry of HRD

    NET : NET(Life Sciences)-2001,CSIR

  • Experience

    18 Aug 2008 - Present
    Amity Institute of Biotechnology

    01 Apr 2006 - 22 Jul 2008
    IILM Academy ohf Higher Learning Greater Noida,
    IILM-Academy of Higher Learning, knowledge park-II, Greater Noida

    13 Jun 2005 - 28 Mar 2006
    Mangalmay institute of Management & Tech,
    Mangalmay institute of Management & Technology, knowledge park-II, Greater Noida

  • Current Courses Taught

    Downstream Processing

    Enzymes and Enzyme Technology

  • Research Interests

    Biomass and Biofuel production Bioremediation Enzymatic and microbial biosensors
  • Publications

    Response of growth and fatty acid compositions of Chlorella pyrenoidosa under mixotrophic cultivation with acetate and glycerol for bioenergy application ,

    Cattle urine increases lipid content in Chlorella pyrenoidosa: A low cost medium for bioenergy application ,

    Effect of Salinity, pH, Light Intensity on Growth and Lipid Production of Microalgae for Bioenergy Application ,
    Science publication

    Effect of media composition and light supply on biomass lipid content and fame profile ,

    Growth and lipid production from Scenedesmus sp. ,

    Sustainable Growth and Lipid Production from Chlorella pyrenoidosa 2 Using N-Doped Carbon Nanosheets: Unravelling the Role of 3 Graphitic Nitrogen ,

    Role of C/N ratio on microalgae growth in mixotrophy and incorporation of Titanium nanoparticles for cell flocculation and lipid enhancement in economical biodiesel application. ,

  • Projects

    Production of biodiesel from microalgae as a renewable energy source(NA)
    Microalgae with high lipid content were selected and grown in plastic bag photobioreactor for biodiesel applicationby (TSD-DST )

    A New Approach to Enhance Lipid Yield of Microalgae in a Photoheterotrophic Fed- batch Bioreactor fo(nil)
    Algae based biodiesel production in a photoheterotrophic mode using a photobioreactorby (CSIR)

    Impact of carbon nanomaterial based photocatalyst on microalgae growth and lipid for im(University of Nottingham Uk & IIT BHU VaranasiBHU)
    In the present project, we have proposed the synthesis of 1D and 2D carbon based nanomaterials decorated with metal oxide nanoparticles as potential nanomaterials for photocatalytic property to provide a mixed platform to increase light harvesting efficiency associated with cell growth as well as trigger the lipid synthesis for higher biodiesel production. This novel nanobionic approach will make the algal system more productive and with the reuse of nanomaterials spontaneous production of biodby (Mission Innovation Unit, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of science & technology)

  • Affiliations

    Biotech Research Society of India Since 20 Feb 2012

  • Activities

    Indian Distinguished Fellow from University of Nottingham, UK 2011

    Travel grant for the invited talk to University of Nottingham during 14-18 Jan 2019

  • Patents

    Repetitive fermentation of bacillus protease in aqueous two phase extraction ,Delhi,India - Complete ( DEL/2009/1150 )

  • Short Description

    I am creative and enthusiastic person. I love to work on science and think innovative. Having good patience but feel bad on failures.