Dr. Khum Narayan Paudayal- HOD
Professor Paudayal completed M. Sc. Geology from Tribhuvan University (1990-1993), Ph.D. (1999-2002) from Vienna University, Austria, and Post Doctorate (2007-2009) from Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has authored more than 65 research articles published in national and international journals and two books related to Geology. He has been teaching in the Central Department of Geology since 1994. He served as the Vice-President of Nepal Geological Society (2012-2013). He was Chief Editor of the Journal of Nepal Geological Society (2016-2017) and Chief Editor of the Bulletin of Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University (2018-2019). He has received ÖAD fellowship (Austria), American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologist Award (USA), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), CAS-TWAS Fellowship in 2006 and 2011. CAS-PIFI Professorship at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy pf Sciences (ITPCAS, China). Professor Paudayal has scientific collaboration with the scientists from Austria, Germany, China, India, Japan and UK.
Research Interest: Tertiary-Quaternary climate change in the Himalaya and Tibet
Dr. Lalu Prasad Paudel
Dr. Paudel completed MSc from Tribhuvan University, PhD (2000) and post-doc research (2004–2006) from Hokkaido University, Japan, and has been teaching at the Central Department of Geology since 1994. He has visited Germany several times as a researcher and stayed at Paris University as a visiting professor. He has published more than 40 research articles in peer-reviewed journal of national and international reputes and four books in geology. Professor Paudel is appointed as a Chairman at Tribhuvan University Service Commission since August 2019.
Reserarch interest: Petrology, structural geology and tectonics
Dr. Pathak completed M. Sc. Geology from Tribhuvan University, MS and Ph. D. in Geosciences from Osaka City University, Japan. He also completed PG Diploma in RS and GIS from IIRS, India and PG Diploma in exploration, exploitation and management of groundwater resources from Hebrew University, Israel. He has authored more than 20 research articles published in national and international journals. He has been teaching in the Geology Department, Tribhuvan University since 1992. Dr. Pathak is leading the Geo-disaster Research Centre (GdRC) at Central Department of Geology at the capacity of Director. He also served Nepal Geological Society as President from 2013 to 2015.
Research Interest: Hydro-geology, geological disaster, climate change.
Dr. Naresh Kazi Tamrakar
Dr. Tamrakar completed M. Sc. from TU, M. S. from Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Shimane University, Japan, and Ph. D. from TU in 2006 . Tamrakar is the recipient of the Nepal Vidyabhushan Medal ‘Ka’ and the Mahendra Vidyabhushan Medal ‘Kha’. He has authored more than 43 peer reviewed national and international scientific research papers, and four geological text books. He has been a faculty member in the Central Department of Geology, TU, since 1995.
Research interest: Study of physical, mechanical and petrographical properties of rocks and aggregates as construction material, landslides and sedimentary environments of the Siwaliks and other regions of the Himalayas, and study of controls on dynamics and morphology of mountain and urban rivers.
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, a professional geology engineer and geohazard expert of Nepal has been working in the research field of geohazards such as earthquake, landslide and debris flow for the last 18 years. He has completed PhD and PostDoc in geohazards and specialized in landslide, debris flow and earthquake risk research and management. At present, he is serving Tribhuvan University as Associate Professor in Himalayan Geodisaster Research Center, Central Department of Geology. From the research and academic perspective, he has published more than 60 technical/scientific papers in peer reviewed international and national journals.
Dr. Kamala Kanta Acharya
Dr. Acharya completed M. Sc. from TU in 2001, and doctorate from the University of Vienna, Austria in 2008. He is involved in different research projects related to structural geology, mapping, metamorphism, geochronology and geochemistry. He has been teaching in structural geology, structural analysis and photogeology for five years.
Research interest: Structural geology, tectonics and climate change
Dr. Subesh Ghimire
He completed M. Sc. geology from Tribhuvan University, Ph. D. and post doc from Hokkaido University, Japan. He has been involved in doing research on geodynamics. He has been teaching Geophysics in the Central Department of Geology for five years.
Research interest: Geodynamics and seismic modeling
Mrs. Ramita Bajracharya
Mrs. Bajracharya completed M. Sc. in Geology from Tribhuvan University, and has been a faculty member in Khwopa Engineering College, Bhaktapur for five years and in the Central Department of Geology from 2011. She has authored scientific research papers. She was involved in studies of landslides and river environments.
Research interest: River environments, Engineering Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal
Mr. Paudel completed M. Sc. in Geology from TU in 2001 and joined the Central Department of Geology as a teaching staff in 2002. He has been teaching petrology and mineral exploration in the department and has also been teaching environmental science and engineering geology in several other colleges.
Research interest: Petrology, mineral deposits, exploration geochemistry
Dr. Suman Panthee
Mr. Panthi completed his M. Sc. from TU, and has been working in the Central Department of Geology for more than ten years. He has been teaching soil and rock mechanics, and hydrology. He has authored few scientific papers and one book.
Research interest: Soil mechanics, and environmental science
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