Shyam Sundar Khadka, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering
Dhulikhel, Kavre PO Box 6250
977-11-415100, 977-11-415200
Honors and Awards
Other Position

● Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Kathmandu University,2019

● M.Sc. Structural Engineering, Institute of  Engineering, Tribhuvan University,2009

● B.E. Civil Engineering, Pulchwok Campus, Institute of  Engineering, Tribhuvan University,2004

Honors and Awards

Erasmus Mundus, LEADERS Project, Scholarship for Doctrate Mobility to University of Porto, Portugal, 2015/16 by Erasmus Mundus

SNU-Woongjin Scholarship to Seoul National University, Korea for PhD Exchange, 2014

PhD Scholarship, Faculty Development Program, Kathmandu University, 2013

Happy House Foundation Research Fellow at Kathmandu University, 2007


Funded Research Project

1. Technical Investigation of Tunnel Support Technology in Hydropower Projects Located in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. (On-going) Project Leader, In collaboration with Hydro Tunneling and Research Pvt. Ltd., Nepal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and Seoul National University, Korea. The Project is funded by Energize Nepal Kathmandu University.

2.Research, Design and Construction of observatory Tunnel in Kathmandu University hillock. (on-going)

3. Assessment and Numerical Modeling of Selected Hydropower Tunnel in the Nepal Himalaya. (On-going) Principal Investigator, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering, Kathmandu University. The project is awarded by University Grant Commission, Nepal

4. Standardization and Development of Civil Design Framework for Micro/Mini/Small Hydropower Projects: Assessing Existing Design Procedures and Considering Impacts of Climate Change, Project Leader. The project is funded by Renewable Nepal, Kathmandu University. The project was completed and collaborated with Cross Momentum Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Nepal. (Successfully Completed)

5. Performance Study of Micro Hydropower System in Nepal, Funded by Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, (2008-2009) Completed

Graduate Research Work Supervision (MS by Research)

1. Sujan Karki

Research Topic: Numerical Modelling for Analysis and Design of Tunnel Support in Squeezing Ground Condition (2019-2021)

2. Bimal Chhussabgaya

Research Topic: Study of Effect of Fault in Weak Rock Mass in the Stability of Tunnel (2019-2021)


Conference, Workshop and Training Projects

1. Organized one-day International Workshop on Tunnel Construction Practices in the Himalaya. Jointly organized by Hydro Tunneling and Research Pvt. Ltd., Nepal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and Seoul National University, Korea. In association with Nepal Society for Rock Mechanics (NSRM), and International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM)

2. Registration Chair, 5th International Conference Development of Renewable Energy Technology, Kathmandu, Kathmandu University.

3. 5-days training on Earthquake Resistant Design (EQRD) and Retrofitting techniques of Buildings in Nepal- Use of Nepal National Building Codes with Computer Aided Design, June 18-22, 2018, Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Nepal. Training Coordinator, Funded by University Grant Commission, Nepal. (Successfully Completed)

4. 4-days Training on Design and Analysis of Underground Structures in Himalayan Region of Nepal, July 2-5, 2017, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Nepal: Training Coordinator, Funded by University Grant Commission, Nepal. (Successfully Completed)

5. Training given to Civil Engineers on Post Damage Assessment, Repair, & Strengthening of Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Structure, July 2015, Organized by Nepal Engineering Association, after Gorkha Earthquake 2015

6. Organized the training Program on International training program on Design and Installation of Micro-Hydro Power Plant, 16-31 March 2008 Kathmandu University in association with Practical action, Nepal.


Other Position

Associate Director, Student Welfare 

Technical Editor, Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology 

Executive Member, Nepal Society for Rock Mechanics 

Memeber, Civil Engineering Subject Committee, Kathmandu University

Coordinator, Repair and Maintenance Committee, Kathmandu University

Member, Event Management Committee, Kathmandu University