Renisha Karki

PhD Student

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M.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI (­2021)

B.Tech. in Biotechnology (Pre-master’s course), Kathmandu University (2016)

B.S. in Microbiology, Tribhuvan University (2014)


Areas of Interest

Resource recovery, Environmental microbiology, Metagenomics


Professional Experience

Graduate research assistant, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI (2019-2021)


Research Project

For my master’s project, my research was focused on the evaluation of process stability during anaerobic co-digestion of agricultural wastes and cattle manure. The focus of my current research is understanding the microbial communities and their interactions towards the optimization of engineered systems. 



Karki, R., Chuenchart, W., Surendra, K.C., Shrestha, S., Raskin, L., Sung, S., Hashimoto, A., and Khanal, S.K. (2021). Anaerobic co-digestion: Current status and perspectives. Bioresource Technology 330, 125001.

Chuenchart, W., Karki, R., Shitanaka, T., Marcelino, K.R., Lu, H., and Khanal, S.K. (2021). Nanobubble technology in anaerobic digestion: A review. Bioresource Technology 329, 124916.



Outstanding poster award, International Conference on Sustainable Biowaste Management, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China (April, 2021)


Other Interests
Sudoku, cooking, hiking  


Contact Information

1351 Beal Avenue,
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Email: [email protected]