Mr Mohammed Khandaker BSc, MSc, PGD & PhD (waiting for degree award)

PhD Researcher

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Mohammed Khandaker

Mr Mohammed Khandaker

PhD Researcher


Mohammed is a marine biologist and aquaculturist specialising in Penaeus monodon (giant tiger prawn) and Oreochromis niloticus (tilapia). His research interests include vertical farming and growing exotic and Asian vegetables using aquaponics. He completed his BSc (Hons) in Marine Sciences and MSc in Aquaculture at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.  After working in prawn hatcheries, he moved to England for further studies. He completed an MSc in Biotechnology and Management at the University of East London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business at Anglia Ruskin University. He joined the University of Greenwich in 2015 with a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship to undertake research on the potential for vertical aquaponics and growing Asian and other exotic vegetables using aquaponics.

Thesis title: The potential for vertical aquaponics and growing Asian and other exotic vegetables in aquaponics

Awards

  • University of Greenwich Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship 2015
  • University of Greenwich Research Excellence Award 2017
  • Mayor of London's Entrepreneur Competition

Recognition

  • National Coordinator of the European Aquaculture Society Student Group for England 2018-2020
  • Peer reviewer for Ecocycles

Research / Scholarly interests

Aquaponics, Vertical farming, Asian vegetables, Tilapia production, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), Hydroponics, Giant tiger prawn production, Aquaculture, Fisheries.

Recent publications

Khandaker, M. & Kotzen, B. (2018) The potential for combining living wall and vertical farming systems with aquaponics with special emphasis on substrates. Aquaculture Research 49 (4), 1454-1468.

Khandaker, M. & Kotzen, B. (2018) Taste testing bittergourd (Momordica charantia) grown in aquaponics. Ecocycles 4 (2), 19-22.

Ahammad, B., Khandaker, M., Hossain, M.I., Abdullah-Al-Mamun, M., Khalil, S.M.I., Mita, F.A., Bari, S.M., Mahbub Alam, M.M. & Moniruzzaman, M. (2017) Assessment of fish diversity in Shatghari point of Surma River, Golapgonj, Sylhet, Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 5 (5), 205-211.

Ahammad, B., Khandaker, M., Hamom, A., Islam, M.S., Shobho, S.A.,  Hemal, S. & Bhattacharjee, D. (2017) Impact of technology on fish production in north east region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 5 (4), 112-117.

Presentations

Aquaculture Europe conference at Dubrovnik, Croatia in 2017