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Basanta Raj Adhikari, PhD
Lekhanatha-10, Begnas, Kaski, Nepal

e-mail: bradhikari@ioe.edu.np,web-page: http://www.basantarajadhikari.webs.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

November 2011 to date: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

January 2010 to Novemeber 2011: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
2003 -2006 September: Freelancer Geologist. Geological studies of different part of Nepal for road survey, slope stability analysis, ground water studies, hydropower development, Landslide hazard and GLOF.

Main Tasks:

· Geological mapping

· Sediment analysis

· Well logging

· Seismic interpretation

· Slope stability analysis

. Engineering Geology

· Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF)

· Landslide hazard management

· Community risk management



EDUCATION

July 2011: Post-graduate Course on “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management in Mountains” University of Torino, Faculty of Agriculture, Torino, Italy.

2006-2009: PhD , University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Department of Geodynamics and sedimentology. PhD title: "Sedimentology and basing analysis of Thakkhola-Mustang graben, central Nepal". Main research activities linked to the facies analysis, lithostratigraphic interpretation, provenance analysis, carbonate petrography and paleoclimate with C &O isotopes and palynology.

2001-2003: M.Sc. in Geology, specialization in mapping and analysis, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; "Modern fluvial environment and geo-environmental problem in Bishnumati River, Kathmandu, Nepal"

1998 – 2001: B.Sc. in Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple College, Kathmandu, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

COMPUTERS SKILLS

Geoscientific Software:

· ArcGIS

· Rockware

· GEOrient

General:

· Operating systems: Windows NT/2000XP & Windows Vista (administrator)

· Standard software: (Word, Excel, CorelDRAW, AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop)

· Basics of the standard programming in Matlab.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

·Geological study of Kumaun Himalaya, Haldiyani and Rishikesh Area, Uttaranchal, India, 2001.

·Detailed Geology and geotechnical study of Bheri Babai Diversion Project for BPC-ERMC JV Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, 2010.

·Worked as a GIS expert on “Socio-economic Impact of Community Level Landslide Vulnerability in Doti District, Nepal” for CARE Nepal, Kathmandu, 2010.

·Geo-environmental monitoring of the Boulder, Gravel, Cobble and pebbles excavation site on Makawanpour, Kapilbastu and Rupendehi District, Nepal for FNCCI, Nepal, 2011.

· Geological and Engineering Geological studies of Upper Aankhu Hydropower Project, Dhading, Nepal.

. Geological and Engineering Geological studies of Khani Khola-1 Hydropower Project, Marbu VDC, Dolakha Nepal.




TRAINING

·AUTOCAD, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

· Photogeology, Geoinformatics and Mapping Techniques (Department of Survey, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2002).

·Matlab and Mathmatica, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

·"Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts Applied to Integrated Basin Analysis" by ExxonMobil International Limited in European Geological Union Assembly, Austria, Vienna on 14-15 April, 2007.

·"High precision chronostratigraphy by graphic correlation" by Precision stratigraphy associates in University of Vienna on 22- 23 May, 2007.

·"Integrated Basin and Play Analysis" by ExxonMobil International Limited in European Geological Union Assembly, Austria, Vienna on 12-13 April, 2008.

·“Community-based disaster risk Management” online course/training by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), 2008.

·"Alternative Technologies and Renewable Resources For a sustainable Development", 25-28 February, 2009, Leibnitz, Austria.

·"Multi-Interdisciplinary Subsurface integration in Exploration and Production. From plates to pores" by ExxonMobil International Limited in SEG/EAGE/ExxonMobil- Student Education Program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-7 June, 2009.

· “Engineering Geology for Underground Excavations” by Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland and Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2011.

· “Development of curricula on environmental engineering in Nepal and cross-linking of a distance learning” DAAD project by Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus association with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Nov. 15-23, 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

· Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., Rai, S.M., Bhattarai, T.N., Ulak, P.D., Gajurel, A. P., Dahal, R. K., Dhakal, S., Koirala,M. P., Sharma, L. N. and Adhikari, B.R., 2011, Guidebook for Himalayan Trekkers (Series No. 2), Ecotreeking in the Everest Region, Eastern Nepal, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple campus, Tribhuvan University, 192p.

Articles:

· Adhikari, B. R., 2000, Topography of the Ocean Floor, GEOWORLD, pp 88-89.

· Adhikari, B. R., 2010, An introduction to Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL), GEOWORLD, pp 30-32.

PAPERS:

·Adhikari, B. R. and Tamrakar, N. K., 2006, Bank instability and erosion problems of Bishnumati River, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Geological Society, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 34, pp.109-116.

·Adhikari, B. R., 2007, An overview of Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 23, pp. 53-57.

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2011, Provenance evolution of collapse graben fill in the Himalaya - the Miocene to Quaternary Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (Nepal), Sedimentary geology, vol. 233, pp. 1-14.

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2011, Facies analysis and basin architecture of the Neogene Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal, Journal of Austrian Earth Sciences, vol. 104/1, pp. 66-80.

· Rai, S.M., Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., Bhattarai, T.N., Ulak, P.D., Gajurel, A. P., Dahal, R. K., Dhakal, S., Koirala,M. P., Sharma, L. N. and Adhikari, B.R., 2011, Field excursion guidebook series on geology, natural hazards and vegetation of the Nepal Himalaya, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 28, pp. 93-98.

ABSTRACTS


·Adhikari, B. R. and Tamrakar, N. K, 2005, Bank instability and erosion problems of Bishnumati River, Kathmandu, Nepal, " Journal of Nepal Geological Society, Abstract volume, (Vol. 32, Special Issue, Abstract volume).

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2008a, Sedimentation in the Cenozoic Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-01618, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2008b, Palustrine limestone in the sedimentary succession of the Cenozoic Thakhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Journal of Alpine Geology, Vol. 49, pp 1-127 (3), Vienna, Austria.

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2009, Provenance analysis of Neogene sediments in the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU 2009-2842, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

·Adhikari, B. R. and Wagreich, M., 2010, Microfacies and stable isotope analysis of lacustrine carbonates from the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 41, pp.3 (Sp. Issue).

·Adhikari, B.R., Wagreich, M., Ilse Draxler and Paudayal, K.N., 2010, Neogene vegetation and past climate change in the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben (central Nepal), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU 2010-0-2010, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

·Adhikari, B.R., 2010, Sedimentology and basin analysis of the Thakkhola-Mustang Graben, central Nepal, , Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 27, pp. 36-37.

·Upreti, B.N., Dhakal, S., Rai, S.M., Bajracharya, S.R., Adhikari, B.R., Yoshida, M. and Bhattarai, T.N., 2010, Disappearing glaciers of Himalaya and Tibet in the context of global warming, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 41, pp. 103 (Sp. Issue).

CONFERENCES

·Fifth Asian Regional Conference on Engineering Geology for Major Infrastructure Development and Natural Hazard Mitigation, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28-30 September, 2005, Organized by Nepal Geological Society.

·European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria, 15 - 20 April 2007

·European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria, 13 - 18 April 2008.

·European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19 - 24 April 2009.

·Pangeo 2008, 22-25 September, Vienna.

·71st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 8-11, June 2009. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

· Sixth Nepal Geological Congress, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15-17 November, 2010.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

· PhD scholarship, 2006-2009, oead, Austria.

· Conference grant for European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19 - 24 April 2009 by OMV, Austria.

·Travel grant for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) and the EAGE 71st Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam, June 6-11, 2009.

· Nepal Biddhya Bhusan Nepal (Ka), 2010, Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal.

· Research grant on “Assessment of Status of Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha Struthersii for adaptation of Climate change in central Nepal” 2010, by National Adaptation program for Action, Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.

· Research grant on “The impact of climate change on glacial retreat, mass movement hazards and local community in higher Himalaya of Nepal: Case study of Langtang Khola watershed” 2010, by Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.

LANGUAGES

·Nepali (Mother Tongue)


·English (Professional)

· Hindi and Urdu (Good)

·German (Good)


AFFILIATIONS

·Life member of Nepal Geological Society, LM 535

·Member of American Geophysical Union, 2009.

·Member of European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, 2009

·Member of International Association of Sedimentologists, 2009.

·Member of European Geosciences Union, 1 January-31 December 2009.

·Member of European Geosciences Union, 1 January-31 December 2008.

·Research associate of Himalayan Research and Conversation Nepal

·Member of World Student Community for Sustainable Development

·Young experts GO: Cop-15 (http//:global-observatory.org)

·President of ClimateHimalaya