Scholars

A curated list of Nepali scholars and scientists around the world.

Environmental and Energy Science
Prateek Shrestha
Atmospheric Science
PhD Candidate at University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Mechanical Engineering (Air Quality)

Biology and Medicine
Neha Shrestha
Biochemistry
Postdoctoral Researcher at Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanoparticulate, drug delivery system, Oral protein/peptide delivery, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology,

Biology and Medicine
Pragyesh Dhungel
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
PhD Candidate at Kansas State University, United States

Virology, Translation, Vaccine, microbiology

Other
Yadav Prasad Joshi
Other (Environmental and Occupational Health)
Assistant Professor at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal

Environmental epidemiology: climate change & health, air pollution & health, disaster & health, effects of environmental factors on the development of NCDs etc; infectious diseases: VBDs, WBDs, and tuberculosis; WASH and occupational health issues; data analysis & modeling.

Other
Suraj Gurung
Other (Plant pathology)
Industry Research Scientist at Sakata Seed America, United States

Plant pathology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, Wheat, Wheat Breeding

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Debesh Jha
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Biology and Medicine
Devi Prasad Bhattarai
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher at Umeå University, Sweden

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biology and Medicine
Prajwal Gurung
Infectious Disease and Immunology
Assistant Professor at University of Iowa, United States

Immunology

Other
Narayan Bastola
Other (Material Science)
PhD Candidate at Indian Institute of Science, India

Structural anyalysis; Materials synthesis and characterization

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Prakash Poudyal
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Lecturer at Kathmandu University, Nepal

Argumentation,Natural Language Processing,Machine Learning,computational argumentation

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Sudha Lohani
Communication, Network Theory and Applications
Industry Research Engineer at Ericsson, Canada

Interference management, resource allocation, wireless networks, Energy harvesting, wireless/natural sources

Other
Dr. Jay Kant Raut
Other (Mycology)
Senior Research Scientist at Nepal Academy of Science & Technology, Nepal

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Shanta Bhattarai, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging Informatics and Physics
Assistant Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Houston, United States

Nanomedicine, Bio-Nanotechnology, Nanoengineering, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Madhav Sigdel
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Research Scientist at CareerBuilder, United States

Machine learning, Image processing, NLP, Bio-informatics

Maths and Physics
Roshan Koirala
Theoretical Physics
PhD Candidate at University of Alabama, United States

Environmental and Energy Science
Nabin Malakar
Atmospheric Science
Assistant Professor at Worcester State University, United States

Physics, Remote Sensing, Earth Science, Artificial Intelligence

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Sabita Acharya
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Industry Research Scientist at Procter and Gamble, United States

Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Healthcare Informatics, Intelligence Tutoring System

Other
Bindesh Shrestha
Other (Systems Biology)
Industry Research Scientist at Water Corporation, United States

Systems Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Single-cell Analysis, MALDI

Biology and Medicine
Rubin Joshi
Infectious Disease and Immunology
PhD Candidate at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Immune tolerance, Regulatory T cells, CD4 T cells, Cell signaling, Mass spectroscopy, RNAseq, Immunotherapy.

Environmental and Energy Science
Sushil Adhikari
Biofuel and Bioenergy
Professor at Auburn University, United States

biofuels, gasification, pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, hydrogen production

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Ashish Rauniyar
Communication, Network Theory and Applications
PhD Candidate at University of Oslo, Norway

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, researching on Internet of Things (IoT) with a focus on applying Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Secure, Energy-efficient and Resilient IoT at Network and Distributed System (ND) Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO) & Autonomous Systems and Networks (ASN) Research Group, Department of Computer Science, Olso Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway. I have a Master’s Degree in IT Convergence Engineering focused in Next Generation Networks and Wireless Communication from Kumoh National Institute of Technology, South-Korea.

Biology and Medicine
Tara Sigdel
Biochemistry
Assistant Professor at University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA, United States

Biomarker discovery, gene expression analysis, Big Data, Microarrays, Proteomics, organ transplantation, kidney disease, mass spectrometry, molecular assay development, ELISA, antibody profiling, clinical assay development, transnational research, single cell analysis

Chemistry
Suresh Awale
Organic Chemistry
Associate Professor at Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan

natural anticancer agents by targeting the tumor microenvironment

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Shauharda Khadka
Computer Vision and Robotics
PhD Candidate at Oregon State University, United States

Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Memory-Augmented Neural Networks, Neuroevolution

Other
Deepak Dhungana
Other (Software Engineering)
Professor at University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Software Engineering, Decision support, product development, software architecture

Other
Laxmi Gewali
Other (Computational Geometry, Analysis of Algorithm)
Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Computational Geometry, Pattern Recognition, Analysis of Algorithms, Robot Motion Planning, Unmanned Aerial Systems Expertise, Trajectory Planning for UAS, Covert Path Planning and Threat Modeling, Sensor Assisted Target Recognition, Monitoring and Surveillance

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Binod Thapa Chhetri
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Northeastern University College, United States

Human Computer Interaction, Active Machine Learning, Activity Recognition, Personal Health Informatics, Mobile Health, Digital Phenotyping, Computational Physical Behavior Modeling, Just-in-time, adaptive intervention

Other
Lok Kumar Shrestha
Other (Nanomaterials)
Senior Research Scientist at National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Self-assembly, fullerene nanoarchitectonics, Nanoporous carbons, Porous fullerenes nanomaterials, Nanoporous carbons, Vapor sensing, Supercapacitors

Other
Bishoksan Kafle
Other (Computational logic, Logics in compter science)
Postdoctoral Researcher at The University Of Melbourne, Australia

Computational logic Logics in compter science Formal methods

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Aaditya Prakash
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Brandeis University, United States

Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing

Other
Raju Regmi
Other (NanoPhotonics)
Postdoctoral Researcher at ‎Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Single-molecules, Microscopy, NanoPhotonics

Chemistry
Pashupati Pokharel
Polymers
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of New Haven, United States

Polymer Science, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Biomaterials

Biology and Medicine
Ajit Karna
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
Senior Research Scientist at Department of State Health Services, Laboratory Services Section, Arbovirus-Entomology Laboratory, United States

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Arbovirology, Immunology, Ecology, Animal Modeling, Mathematical Modeling, Vector Biology

Biology and Medicine
Devi Prasad Bhattarai
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher at Umeå University, Sweden

Bichemistry and Molecular Biology

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Biswa Sengupta
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Industry Research Scientist at AXA, United Kingdom

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Differential Geometry, feedforward and recurrent, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, (inverse) (deep) reinforcement learning, Bayesian statistics, Riemann geometry and dynamical systems theory

Other
Shyam Sharma
Other (Higher Education (Policy, Programming, Pedagogy))
Associate Professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook, United States

academic writing, professional communication, cross-cultural rhetoric, teacher training

Chemistry
Prativa Pandey
Organic Chemistry
Industry Research Scientist at Catalyst Technology, Nepal

Organic chemistry, nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, formulation scientist, and medicinal and aromatic plants researcher

Biology and Medicine
Bivek Timalsina
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
Research Scientist at Center for Health and Disease Studies Nepal (CHDS), Nepal

1. Scientific Manager at Center for Health and Disease Studies Nepal (CHDS); 2. Lecturer at Nobel College. Infectious diseases; Cancer Biology

Other
Kailash Budhathoki
Other (Statistical Machine Learning)
PhD Candidate at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Causal Inference, Data Mining

Other
Rupendra Shrestha
Other (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Biology)
PhD Candidate at Tzu Chi University, Taiwan

Clinical Molecular Genetics, Stem Cells, 3-D Organoids & Laboratory Medicine

Chemistry
Dhriti Nepal
Polymers
Industry Research Scientist at Air Force Research Lab, United States

Polymer Nanocomposite, Multifunctional Materials, Self and Directed Assembly, Structure-Property Relationships

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Manoj Acharya
Computer Vision and Robotics
PhD Candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

machine learning, language and vision, visual representations, technology for low income countries, AI

Chemistry
Surya Adhikari
Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Researcher at Indiana University, United States

Carbohydrate Synthesis Continuous Flow Synthesis Natural Product Synthesis DNA Photochemistry

Biology and Medicine
Pawan Poudel
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

Gene Expression, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Omprakash Gnawali
Communication, Network Theory and Applications
Associate Professor at University of Houston, United States

Computer Networks, Sensor Networks, Distributed Systems, wireless and sensor networks, network protocols and architectures, mobile sensing, social networks, distributed systems, IoT, and Internet Technologies