Ranjan Kumar Dahal (PhD, PostDoctorate, M. ASCE)
Central Department of Geology Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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 27 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. From the research and academic perspective, he has published more than 120 technical/scientific papers in peer reviewed international and national journals. He is also author of four books and co-authored three books. Based on his excellent credential and academic contribution, he has been awarded as Young Scientist of Nepal in 2009 by Nepal Academy for Science and Technology (NAST) and in 2010, he has been nominated as Fellow Academician in NAST. He is serving Kagawa University, Japan and Shimane university-UNESCO Chair Program, Japan as visiting professor, and Ehime University, Japan as visiting associate professor. Dr. Dahal has worked on various research projects, training courses and consulting projects related to geohazard risk assessment in different countries, such as Japan, Taiwan, Uganda and India.