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Mr. KC received a PhD fellowship from ICIMOD

isms | 30 March, 2017 17:29

Mr. Binaya KC received a PhD fellowship from ICIMOD

Mr. Binaya KC, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded with the atmosphere initiative PhD fellowship from ICIMOD. Mr. KC is currently on study leave from the University for his PhD at the University of Nottingham (UON). Mr. KC received Vice Chancellor Scholarship of University Nottingham, UK under the joint supervision of Prof. Ian Hall from UON and Prof. Bim Prasad Shrestha from KU and pursuing his study on "Emission characterization of Biomass after its combustion in Improved Cooking Stove (ICS) and its impact on Health."


Dr. Chi Huyen Truong, program coordinator Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) at ICIMOD has announced the fellowship result in the meeting that was held on 29 March, 2017. The meeting was attended  by Professors, Dr. Ian Hall and Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Program coordinator for Atmosphere initiative Dr. Arnico Pandey, Air Quality Specialist Dr. Bhupesh Adhikari, Program coordinator HUC Dr. Chi Huyen Truong, Aerosol scientist  Dr. Siva Praveen Puppala, Senior Environmental economist Dr. Bikash Shrama and PhD fellow Mr. Binaya KC.

During the meeting, Dr. Pandey highlighted some of the key working areas ICIMOD and explored thematic areas of ICIMOD that would be interested to work in collaboration with the two Universities. He mentioned that this PhD fellowship would play a key role to bridge ICIMOD with Kathmandu University and the University of Nottingham to work on the areas of mutual interest.

Prof. Ian Hall enlightened on the main theme of Binaya’s PhD work and mentioned that he would be happy to help in several  capacities to work and collaboration like data analysis, joint publication etc. Prof. Hall is former Dean of School of Medical Science at Queens Medical Center of University of Nottingham and currently serving as Director of Biomedical Research Center at UoN.

Prof. Shrestha gave an introduction of HUC as a steering committee member and highlighted on the potential areas to work in the future that should be trans-boundary in nature. Dr. Chi Huyen briefed about the fellowship and mentioned that PhD fellowship will be in action from 15 April, 2017 for the period of 6 months. This will allow Mr. Binaya to make field work in Hindu Kush Himalayan region, primarily in Nepal.


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