About me

Prashidha Kharel
139, Shankhadevi, Lubhoo-8, Lalitpur, Nepal
prashidha.kharel [at] gmail.com; pkharel [at] gheases.com.np
Skype ID
Date of birth
30 November 1990
BE in Civil Engineering
Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus
Elective Subjects: Rock Engineering and Finite Element Method
A-level, Budhanilkantha School
Subjects (Grades): Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Further Mathematics (B), Thinking Skills (b), General Paper (c)
AP Exam [‘AP Scholar Award’]
Subjects (Grades): Calculus BC (5), Calculus AB (5), Physics C -Mechanics (5), Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism (5)
School Leaving Certificate, Shankhadevi School
Work Experience
Apr 2014 - now
Civil Engineer at Himalaya Conservation Group, Nepal
Jun 2013 - now
Researcher at GHEaSES International Pvt. Ltd, Nepal
Jan - Jun 2013
Enumerator, “Irrigation Institutions Survey, Nepal”, assisting for a PhD research of Atul Pokharel form Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Visited 19 Districts of Nepal for the survey including remote district like Dolpa, Gulmi, Jumla, Kalikot, Khotang, Mugu, Okhaldhunga, Palpa, etc.
May-Aug 2012
Team member, final year project on “Design of River Training Works in Babai River within Gulariya Municipality”, funded by German Development Cooperation (GIZ), SUNAG
Dec 2012
Tunnel Design, Construction and Risk Management [2 days], NTA, ITACET Foundation and ITA AITES
Apr 2012
Engineering in Emergency [7 days], RedR India
Oct 2011
SPHERE in Humanitarian Practice [4 days], RedR India
Personal Skills

Software skills
AutoCAD Civil 3D, GIS, JOSM, STATA, Abaqus, OpenSees
Programming Languages
Octave/MATLAB, Python, PHP, MYSQL, R, Tcl, LaTeX, Scala, Fortran
Membership and Affiliations
Regd. Engineer
Articles and conference presentations
Kharel P., Dhakal, S., & Poudyal, S. (2014) Seismic Demand Behaviour of Low-rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings Built on Slopes of Kathmandu Valley. Proceedings of the International Symposium Geohazards: Science, Engineering and Management. Paper presented at the International Symposium Geohazards: Science, Engineering and Management, Kathmandu, Nepal (pp 341-347). [link]
Kharel, P. (2014), Formulating the Applied Element Method: Linear 2D (Part I), published in personal blog at http://prashidha.blogspot.com/
Kharel, P., & Dhakal, S. (2013), Hazard rating and event tree analysis for assessing rockfall  risks along Siddhartha Highway in Siddhababa Area, Nepal. International Journal of Landslide and Environment (1)1. Paper presented at the 11th International Symposium on Mitigation of Geo-disasters in Asia (MGDA-11), 22-28 October, 2013, Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal (pp 41-42). [link]
Kharel, P. (2013, July 8), A scar on Annapurna that had caused the Seti Flood of 2012, published in personal blog at http://prashidha.blogspot.com/ [This article was referenced by NASA earth observatory’s article “Making Sense of Nepal’s Seti River Disaster”]


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