Sunil Prasad Lohani

KU-staff
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Dhulikhel
9849278175
splohani@ku.edu.np
Bio
Honors and Awards
Research
Other Position
Publication
Biography

Professional Experience

Since May 2018- Associate Professor, Kathmandu University (KU), School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2011- 2018- Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University (KU), School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2015-2016- Visiting Researchers as DAAD Sandwich PhD Scholar at Water Chemistry and Water Technology Chair, Engler-Bunte-Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

2009-2010- Lecturer, Kathmandu University (KU), School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2004-2006- Teaching Assistant, Kathmandu University (KU), School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2001-2004- Mechanical Engineer/Consulting/Partly teaching

Academic Qualification

2013-2016- PhD research in Bioenergy, DAAD PhD Sandwich between Kathmandu University, Nepal and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and in Collaboration with University of South Eastern Norway

2006-2008 MSc in Renewable Energy from University of Oldenburg, Germany

2008-2009 MSc in Process Technology from Telemark University College, Norway (60 ECTS completed)

1997-2001 BE in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal

Professional Expertise

Experienced on teaching and research of renewable energy with a focused on Waste to Bioenergy, Valorization of Waste, Clean Cooking Energy Transition, 100% Renewable Energy with PHES, Low Carbon Technology, Solar Energy Applications and Energy Policies

Demonstrated capacity in undertaking inter-disciplinary research and securing grants independantly

Experience in executing consulting projects.

Honors and Awards

2018- Nepal Bidhya Bhusan “KA” awarded by president of Nepal

2014-2016- German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) award for DAAD PhD Sandwich research stay at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

2008-2009 - Norwegian Quota Scheme for MSc Process Technology at Telemark University College, Norway

German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) scholarship for studying MSc Renewable Energy at University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Research

Research interest

Biogas Technology, Valorization of Waste, Circular Bioeconomy, 100% Renewable Energy with PHES, Solar Energy Potential Assessment, Energy System Analysis, Energy Planning and Policies

RELEVANT RESEARCH AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

2020- 2024 - Project Leader from Kathmandu University: DAAD’s subject-related Partnership Project between TH Koln, Germany and Kathmandu University, Nepal, Funded by German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD).

2020-2021- Project Leader from Kathmandu University: Linne-Palme grant, to develop education exchange on sustainable energy areas, Funded by Linnaeus University, Sweden.

2018 -2020 - Project Leader: A Pilot Study to Produce Bioenergy and Fertilizer from Kathmandu University's Food Waste, Funded by EnergizeNepal Project (NORAD). 

2018-2019 - Energy Expert: Health and Economic Analysis Including Data Analysis and Scenario on Air Pollution under the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Program in Kathmandu, Funded by World Health Organization (WHO).

2018-2020 -Project Leader: Valorization of Urban Waste to Biogas, Funded by University Grant Commission Nepal.

2018-2018 - Bioenergy Expert: Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Cooking in Urban Nepal, through Leaders Nepal, Funded by The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) initiatives.

2015-2017 - Team Member: Curriculum Development of Interdisciplinary Master Courses in Energy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan, Funded by ERASMUS Plus.

2012-2014 - Project Leader: High Rate Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas Production from Wastewater, Funded by RenewableNepal Program (NORAD).

2012-2013- Project Co-Leader: Thermal Performance of flat plate collectors manufactured in Nepal, Funded by University Grant Commission Nepal.

2012-2013 - Waste Sector Expert: Low Carbon Economic Development Strategy - Data Collection and Analysis, Funded by Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.

2011-2012 -Project Leader: Energy Recovery Potential from Wastewater in Kathmandu Valley, Funded by Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Kathmandu, Nepal.

2011-2012 - Project Leader: Conceptual Framework of Low Carbon Development in Nepal, Funded by Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Kathmandu, Nepal.

2011-2012 -Waste Sector Expert: National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (Second National Communication), Funded by Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.

2010-2012 -Project Co-Leader: Design, Development and Testing of Biomass Gassifier for Small Sized Internal Combustion Engines, Funded by RenewableNepal Program (NORAD).

2010-2010 -Supervised Activities (Three months): Municipal Solid Waste to Biogas Generation, Purification, Compression and Bottling, Kathmandu University, Nepal, Funded by Korean Government (KOIKA)

Other Position

2021 Guest Editor, Special Issue Sustainablity and Anaerobic Digestion Technologies, MDPI, IF:2.57, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/sustainability_anaerobic_digestion_technologies

2019-2022 Editorial Board member of Water-Energy Nexus (WEN) http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/water-energy-nexus/

2020 Technical Program Committee, The 12th Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering, Conference (APPEEC 2020), August 14-16

2020-2021 Technical Committee Member for Assessment of Biogas technologies, Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal

2018 Organizing Committee Member, Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials, Kathmandu, October 26-29.

2018 Technical Program Committee, The 10th Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, (APPEEC 2018), April 20-22

2012 Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society

Since 2010- Life Member, Executive Member (2021-2022), Neapl German Academic Association (NEGAAS)

2012 Reviewer for:

Renewable Energy (Elsevier), Energy (Elsevier), Sustainable Energy and Technology Assessment (Elsevier), Water and Environment (Wiley & Sons), Water-Energy-Nexus (KeAi)

Publication
  • Lohani S. P.*, Shakya S., Gurung P., Dhungana B., Paudel D., Mainali B (2021). Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste, poultry litter and sewage sludge: seasonal performance under ambient condition and model evaluation. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, Taylor and Francis
  • Lohani S. P.*, Dhungana B., Horn H., Khatiwada D. (2021). Small-scale biogas technology and clean cooking fuel: Assessing the potential and links with SDGs in low-income countries – A case study of Nepal. Sustainable Energy Technology Assessment, Elsevier
  • Lohani S. P.* & Blakers A. (2021). 100% Renewable Energy with Pumped Hydro Energy Storage in Nepal, Clean Energy. Clean Energy, Oxford University Press
  • Ghimire A., Gyawali R., Lens N.L. P., Lohani S. P. * (2021). Technologies for Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) from Biogas, Emerging Technologies and Biological Systems for Biogas Upgrading. Elesvier
  • Lohani S.P.*, Keitsch M., Shakya S., Fulford D (2021). Waste to Energy in Kathmandu Nepal – A Way toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Development, Wiley and Sons
  • Paudel, D., Jeuland M., Lohani, S.P.* ( 2020). Cooking Energy Transition in Nepal: A Trend Review. Clean Energy, Oxford University Press
  • Lohani S.P.*, Dhungana B. (2020). Seasonal Performance of a Simple Urban Biodigester, Eight International Symposium on Energy From Biomass and Waste. Eight International Symposium on Energy From Biomass and Waste
  • Lohani S.P.*, Acharya A., Koirala R., Koirala A., Lamsal B., Khanal S.N., (2020). Anaerobic Codigestion of Food Waste for Maximizing Biogas Production. International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies
  • Lohani S. P.* (2020). Anaerobic Co-digestion of Food Waste with Cow Manure. Iranian Journal of Energy and Environment
  • Lohani S. P.*, Khanal S. N., Bakke R. (2020). A Simple Anaerobic and Filtration Combined System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment. Water Energy Nexus, KeAi
  • Karki A.*, & Lohani S.P. (2020). Techno-Economic Analysis of Solar Water Pumping System for Irrigation in Nepal, Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Dhungana B., Lohani S. P. (2020). Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste . International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (Chem Conflux 20), Motilal Neharu National Institute of Technology, Feb. 14-16, Allahabad, India
  • Lohani, S. P.* (2020). Co-digestion of Food Waste for Sustainable Energy Production and Waste Management. 15th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)
  • Dhunagan B.*, Lohani. S.P. (2020). Startup of anaerobic digester fed with cattle manure. Eight International Symposium on Energy From Biomass and Waste
  • Pandey, R.*, Dhungana, B. & Lohani, S. P. (2020). Anaerobic Digestion of Goat Manure. International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (Chem Conflux 20), Motilal Neharu National Institute of Technology
  • Lohani, S. P.* (2020). Research Experience on Anaerobic Digestion at Bioenergy Laboratory, Kathmandu University, Nepal. International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (Chem Conflux 20), Motilal Neharu National Institute of Technology, Feb. 14-16, Allahabad, India
  • Dhungana B., Lohani S. P.* (2020). Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste at Varying Operating Conditions. Detritus
  • Khadka P.R., Gautam, B., Acharya N., Bhattarai B., Kandel S., Lohani S.P., (2020). Design of solar water pasteurization system with slow sand filtration. Journal of Institute of Engineering
  • Maharjan M. K.*, Lohani S. P. (2020). Municipal Solid Waste Management in Nepal: Opportunities and challanges. Journal of Institute of Engineering
  • Adhikari J.* & Lohani, S.P. (2019). Design, installation, operation and experimentation of septic tank – UASB wastewater treatment system. Renewable Energy
  • Lohani, S. P.*, Wang, S., Bergland, H.W., Khanal, S.N. & Bakke, R. (2018). Modelling Temperature Effects in Anaerobic Domestic Wastewater. Water Energy Nexus , KeAi
  • Lohani, S. P.*, Wang, S., Lackner, S., Horn, h., Khanal, S.N. & Bakke, R. (2016). ADM1 Modelling of UASB treating domestic wastewater in Nepal. Renewable Energy
  • Lohani, S.P.*, Chhetri, A. & Khanal, S.N. (2015). A simple anaerobic system for onsite treatment of domestic wastewater. African Journal of Environment Science and Technology
  • Lohani, S. P.*, Bakke, R. & Khanal, S. N. (2015). A septic tank-UASB combined system for domestic wastewater treatment: a pilot test. Water and Environment Journal
  • Lohani, S. P.*, Bakke, R. & Khanal, S. N. (2015). Load Limit of a UASB fed Septic tank treated domestic Wastewater. Water Science and Technology
  • Lohani, S. P.*, Chhetri, A., Adhikari, J. & Bakke,R. (2013). Energy Recovery Potential from Urban Wastewater in Nepal. International Journal of Environment Science and Development
  • Lohani, S. P.* (2011). Biomass as a source of household energy and indoor air pollution in Nepal. Iranian Journal of Energy and Environment
  • Lohani, S. P.* (2010). Energy and Exergy Analysis of fossil and heat pump building heating system at different dead- state temperatures. Energy, Elsevier
  • Lohani, S. P.* & Schmidt, D. (2010). Comparison of Energy and Exergy Analysis of fossil, ground and air source heat pump building heating system. Renewable Energy