Ankita recived the PhD degree from the Australian National University in 2020. During her PhD, she received several awards and honours including "Young Nanotechnology Ambassador Award", "Excellence in Tutoring Award" and " Associate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)". She was also a winner of "Visualise Your Thesis" competition at the ANU and showcased her research at ANU 3 MT Thesis final competiiton. She was nominated to participate in Global Young Scientist Summit 2019, Singapore. Her research has been published in several peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Ankita Gagrani is currently working as Research Services Officer at the ANU College of LAW, where she assists with the operational aspects of the Research Office.