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Research Interests

Collaborative interdisciplinary research and consultancy seeking to implement measures to mitigate climate change and to promote resilience, livelihood, improvements in health and agricultural productivity in impoverished rural communities in the mountain environment as well as formulating proposals for national energy security.

Working to identify and multiply oil-bearing landraces for energy plantations and for integration in traditional hill farming systems to improve smallholder food and energy security as well as working to transfer clean technology including prototype development for fuelling on renewable liquid plant oils in applications such as motive power for agro-processing, cooking and illumination at the smallholder and village scale.

Biography

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Senior Lecturer Engineering, University of Northampton

Senior Lecturer Energy Management, University of Northampton

Lecturer [PT], Engineering Mathematics, Oxford Brookes University

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Oxford Brookes University

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE:

Director Nepal UK Oil Seed Project

Independent Expert ‘Renewable Nepal’ Project Proposal Review Norwegian Government Agency for Development Cooperation [NORAD], Norway SINEF Energy Research Group, Norway.

Advisor, International Advisory Committee: International Conference on Role of Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Consultant, Netherlands Overseas Development [SNV], World Wide Fund for Nature [WWF].

Independent Expert Project Proposal Review Ministry of Education Government of Nepal.

RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES:

Visiting Professor, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal               

Research Fellow, Biofuels, School of Engineering, Oxford Brookes University                

Research Assistant SERC/British Gas, Oxford Brookes University

Research Briefings to

Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers of State, Secretaries and Joint Secretaries, Government of Nepal

Honorary

Sewa Padak’ Education Service Medal [awarded by Government of Nepal for exemplary service rendered to education].

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