Buddhi Prasad Sapkota

Buddhi Prasad Sapkota is a faculty member and PhD student at Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. He is an ICIMOD PhD Fellow. He joined ICIMOD in January 2016 and is pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Kedar Nath Uprety, Head of Department, Central Department of Mathematics, TU. He  is being co-supervised by Harihar Khanal, Department of Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the United States, and Prakash Bhave, former Senior Air Quality Specialist with the Atmospheric Initiative at ICIMOD. Sapkota’s research focuses on the numerical simulation of indoor air pollution distribution in naturally ventilated kitchens. 

Sapkota has an MPhil in Mathematics from Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal, an MSc in Mathematics from TU, and an MA in Sociology from TU. He has of 15 years of university-level teaching experience. He was regional coordinator of a renewable energy service centre supported by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Nepal. He was responsible for the overall coordination of renewable energy projects, especially of solar energy, micro hydropower plants, and improved cook stoves; the  Decentralized Energy Management Initiative (DEMI); and other development projects at Sundar Neal Sanstha in Surkhet, Nepal.

Sapkota was awarded a pre-service scholarship by the Government of Nepal’s Science Education Project for his ISc and was presented the University Grants Commission Scholarship for his MPhil and PhD. His research papers have been published in several journals. He has also authored The Textbook of Algebra–II (BA 3rd year), Textbook of Algebra (BSc 3rd year) and Mathematical Formulae. 

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