Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha has sixteen years of experience in environmental modeling with emphasis on air quality modeling, water resource modeling and integrated air-water coupled modeling. His research includes assessment of atmospheric transport phenomena, impacts of climate change on the environment, hydroclimatology, urban environmental pollution, regional climate modeling, and so on.
His expertise in environmental modeling has successfully been applied in Urban Heat Island effect and its mitigation, effect of wildfire on air quality, visibility and fog simulations, emissions from brick kilns and their transport, regional climate change projections in Himalayan region using simulation of present and future scenarios, and several monitoring research in air quality.
He is proficient in state-of-the-art models like WRF, MM5, CMAQ, WRF-Chem, distributed hydrological models, river quality model, various dispersion models and environmental simulation using High Performance Computing (HPC).
2016 Top 5 Ideas, Awarded by Ideahunt, Kathmandu University for “Super Mask” idea.
2012 Nepal Vidyabhusan ’Ka’, Medal awarded by the President of Nepal for completing Ph.D.
2010 JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2004 Japanese Government Scholarship, For M.E. and Ph.D. in Engineering.
1996 Indian Government Scholarship, For B.Tech. in Engineering.
Environmental modeling with emphasis on air quality modeling, water resource modeling and integrated air-water coupled modeling
Assessment of atmospheric transport phenomena, impacts of climate change on the environment, Hydroclimatology, Urban Environmental Pollution