I am a professional Engineering Geologist based in Nepal, specializing in various facets of engineering geology. My expertise spans areas such as landslides, debris flow, earthquakes, engineering geomorphology, landslide simulation, hazard assessment, disaster management, foundation analysis, and engineering geology related to roads and dams. With a background in geology and geotechnical engineering, I am passionate about exploring and integrating new technologies and innovations into the field of engineering geology.

My professional goal is to play a pivotal role in advancing engineering geological research in Nepal, contributing to sustainable development and elevating environmental standards in the Himalayan region. I am a staunch advocate for geological and engineering education, recognizing their significance in fostering development and poverty eradication in low-income countries.

Currently residing in Kathmandu, Nepal, I share my life with my family. Below are the details of my educational and professional journey:


B.Sc in Geology from Tribhuvan University (1992)

MSc in Geology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (1995)

PhD in Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering/Engineering Geology), Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan (2009)

Post-Doctorate in Geodisaster Management, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan (2013)


Best research award – 2009 – Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan

Young scientist award – 2009 – Nepal Academy of Science and Technology

Nepal Bidhya Bhushan ‘ka’ – 2009 – Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal


Professional Engineering Geologist and Associate Professor, Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur

  • Visiting Professor, Kagawa University, Crisis and Security Management Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, JAPAN
  • Visiting Professor, UNESCO Chair Program, Shimane University, Matsue, Shimane, JAPAN
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Ehime University, Centre for Disaster Management Informatics Research, Faculty of engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Matsuyama, Japan
  • Fellow academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Khumaltar, Lalitpur


Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA

Founder President, Nepalese Society of Engineering Geologists (NSEG)

Life Member, Nepal Geotechnical Society

Vice President (2023-2026), National Group Member, International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment (IAEG)

Founding Vice President, Nepal JSPS Alumni Association (NJAA)

Member, DP-NET (Disaster Prevention Network Nepal)


Nepal, India, Japan, Taiwan, Uganda, China