Anish Ghimire

Assistant Professor,
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science
KU Marga, Dhulihel, Kavre, Bagmati Province, Nepal
Honors and Awards
Other Position

Dr. Ghimire has more than 8 years of research and project experience in waste(water) treatment. Prior to joining the department at Kathmandu University, Dr. Ghimire was an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Research Management Cell at Center for Postgraduate Studies, Nepal Engineering College.

Dr. Ghimire has supervised 17 graduate theses and mentored several undergraduate projects. Currently, he has been co-supervising three Ph.D. students.

His research interest is in biological processes for waste(water) treatment and resource recovery especially via application of anaerobic fermentation process, treatment process monitoring, Sustainable WASH and Life Cycle Assessments. Dr. Ghimire, a registered engineer in Nepal Engineering Council have authored more than 25 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and six book chapters. His research impact can be seen on GoogleScholar. Besides, he has been serving as an active reviewer for more than 25 international peer-reviewed journals which can be seen on Publons.

In his current role at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Dr. Ghimire teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Water and Wastewater Engineering in Environmental Engineering programs.


Ph.D., Environmental Technology, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (Environmental Technologies for Solids, Soil and Sediments, ETeCoS3) from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio in Italy, UNESCO-IHE (the Netherlands) and University of Paris-Est (France).

M.E., Environmental Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)

B.Tech., in Environmental Engineering, Kathmandu University (Nepal)

Honors and Awards
  1. Chinese Academy of Science, President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) (awarded but not pursued)
  2. Nepal Bidhya Bhusan KA - 2017
  3. Young Researcher Fellowship (YRF) for short-term research (6 months), Center of Research for Environment, Energy and Water (CREEW), Nepal - 2017
  4. Best PhD Thesis 2016 awarded by Group of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (GITISA) - 2016
  5. Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellowship (Italy, France and the Netherlands)- 2012 - 2015
  6. Professor Chongrak Polprasert Award for Outstanding candidate in Environmental Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand - 2012
  7. HM Queen (Thailand) Scholarship for Masters Study in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand - 2010 - 2012

Waste(water) Treatment, Anaerobic Fermentation, Nutrient Recovery, Sustainable WASH, Life Cycle Assessments

Other Position

Professional Memberships

  1. Executive Member of Society of Environmental Engineers Nepal (SEEN) (2019- onwards)
  2. Member of Nepal Engineering Council (NEC), Registration No.: 24 “A”
  3. Life Member of Nepal Engineering Association (NEA), Registration No.: 10889
  4. Life Member of Society of Public Health Engineers – Nepal (SOPHEN) Membership No.: 374
  5. Member of the International Water Association (IWA)