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I am a currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and a Honorary Lecturer at UCL. I previously (2020 - 2023) worked as a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Chair in ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Engineering (DRR-RE)’ at UCL and also as a Teaching Assistant.

I obtained a BEng in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University Nepal in 2011, an MEng in Civil Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan in 2015 and a PhD in Structural Earthquake Engineering from UCL in 2021.


Research interests

My research work has been mainly focused on disaster resilience of school infrastructure because safer and resilient schools are fundamental in achieving the ‘Quality Educationfor All’, the fourth of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. My doctoral research developed a methodological framework for the data collection,classification of typologies and seismic vulnerability evaluation of school buildings and this research work has significantly contributed to the development of the Global Library of School Infrastructure (GLOSI) of the World Bank. Winning an EEFIT research grant from the Institution of Structural Engineers UK in 2018, I also carried out a research project that assessed the resilience of reconstruction and retrofitting in the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. As a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Chair in DRR-RE at UCL, I lead a collaborative research project that aims to develop a methodology to assess the structural safety as well as functional adequacy of school infrastructure, currently focusing on developing countries such as Nepal. Besides this, I also have experience in the design and delivery capacity building and knowledge transfer activities (online course, training, workshop and seminar) as part of the UNESCO Chair activities.

Teaching specialisms

At the University of Hertfordshire, I am currently leading two modules: 'Mechanics of Materials and Stability' for undergraduate level and 'System, Data and Technologies for Civil Engineering' for postgraduate level. From 2016 - 2023, I taught ‘Mathematical Modelling and Analysis,’ ‘Structural Mechanics’, ‘Engineering Challenge I’ and ‘Scenarios in Civil Engineering’ modules to BEng Civil students and ‘Structural Vulnerability and Resilience’ module to MSc Civil students at UCL. At Kantipur Engineering College in Nepal, I taught several structural engineering modules from 2011 to 2013 and also wrote a teaching manual for ‘Theory of Structures II’ module. I have conducted hands-on training sessions on the use of SAP2000, SeismoStruct and Extreme Loadings for Structures® software. I have supervised projects of three BEng Civil students and dissertation of five MSc Civil students.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, PhD, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 28 Sept 2021

Civil Engineering, MEng, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Award Date: 25 Sept 2015

External positions

Honorary Lecturer, University College London (UCL)

11 Sept 2023 → …


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