Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ramesh Kumar Maskey

Contact Detail:ramesh
P.O. Box 6250, Department of Civil Engineering, Kathmandu University
Phone: +977-11-415100, +977 9851102669,
email: rmaskey@ku.edu.np

Educational and Professional Background: 

  • 2000 – 2004: Doctorate in Engineering Science, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1994 – 1996: MSc in Resources Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1981 – 1987: MSc in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering, Belarussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, USSR
  • 1976 – 1979: Certificate in Electrical Engineering, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal ==================================
  • Aug. – 2006 Summer School on Photovoltaic and Power Systems, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Oct. – 2004 Press Work and Media, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2002 – 2003 Didactics and Rhetoric, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • July  – 1995 Public Relations for Planners, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Designation:

  • Director,  Student Welfare Directorate (SWD)
  • Professor of Civil Engineering (Hydropower, Hydraulics and Renewable Energy Technology), Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Founder HOD of Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Coordinator of Centre for Excellence in Production and Transportation of Electrical Energy (CEPTE)

Research Interest: Civil/hydraulic structures, river and glaciers hydraulics, hydropower and renewable energy engineering,  distributed power system

Publications: 

  1. P.M. Pradhan, R.K. Maskey and P.L. Pradhan (2013) ‘Stiffness Behaviour and Shear Effect in Partially Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames’, Published online in Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis Group, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/sHnNKpjCbC9zWmg24aTz/full#.UsAhYvQW32z
  2. P. M. Pradhan, R. K. Maskey and P. L. Pradhan (2013), ‘Composite Behavior of Masonry Partially Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames’ Building Research Journal’, Vol.60, Number 1–2, 2012, Institute of Construction, Slovak Academy of Science
  3. Pradhan, P.M., Pradhan, P.L., and Maskey, R.K., “A Review on Partial Infill Frames under Lateral Loads”, Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1816- 8752 , Vol. 8, No. 1, FEBRUARY, 2012
  4. Pradhan, P. M., Pradhan, P. L. & Maskey, R. K. (2010), ‘Lateral /resistance of Partially Infilled Masonry Wall  in Concrete Frame Structures’ Building Research Journal’, Vol.58 (4), pp. 209-220, Institute of Construction, Slovak Academy of Science
  5. Maskey R.K., Khanal, S. N., Kayastha, R. B., Bhochhibhoya, S., Aryal, N., Manadhar, A. and Ghimire, P. (2013) ‘Flood Risk and Energy Security in Mountainous Regions of Nepal: Lesson from Dig-Tsho, Tsho-Rolpa and Imja Lakes” Pre-Proceedings of DAAD Experts-Meet Seminar and IFAT-India on 20-26 October 2013. IIT Bombay, India.
  6. R.K. Maskey, S. Bhochhibhoya, A. Bhusal, R. K. Shrestha, S. RajBhandari and P. Manandhar 2011. “Prospect of Integration of Energy Resources for Reliable Rural Electrification in Nepal”, Pre- Conference Proceedings of Third International Conference on Addressing Climate Change for Sustainable Development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11) ,Kathmandu, Nepal, pp129
  7. B. Bhandari, G.Y. Lee, K.T. Lee, H. S. Yoon, D.H. Kim, S.H, Song, J.S. Moon, R.K. Maskey and S. H. Ahn. 2011. “Off- Grid Sustainable Small Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Project in High Altitude Region of Nepal”, Pre- Conference Proceedings of Third International Conference on Addressing Climate Change for Sustainable Development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11) ,Kathmandu, Nepal, ,pp 217
  8. S. Kawan, S. Shrestha, R.K. Maskey, S. Bhochhibhoya, B. Baral and K. Sharma, 2011. “ Design and fabrication of Stoves Using Jatropha Curcas as the Cooking Fuel and its prospect for Clean Development Mechanism.”, Pre- Conference Proceedings of Third International Conference on Addressing Climate Change for Sustainable Development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11) ,Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 163
  9. V. Bhandari, R. Dahal, B. Adhikary, R.K. Maskey and N. Shrestha 2010,“Establishment of Mini-Grid Laboratory in Kathmandu University”, in National Seminar for Power and Communication Sector Development, pp. 31-34.
  10. R. Dahal, V. Bhandari, B. Adhikary and R.K. Maskey, 2010, “Performance study Compact Fluorescent Lamp Load on star-connected Self Excited Induction Generator” in National Seminar for Power and Communication Sector Development , pp. 21-26
  11. Franco Salerno, Gaetano Viviano, Sudeep Thakuri, Bastian Flury, Ramesh K Maskey, Sanjay Nath Khanal, Dinesh Bhuju, Silu Bhochhibhoya, Maria Teresa Melis, Francesco Giannino, Fabrizio Carteni, Anna Staiano, Annalisa Cogo, Atindra Sapokta, Sandeep Shrestha, and Emanuela Chiara Manfredi (2010)” Energy, Forest, and Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone, Nepal: Implementation of a Participatory Modeling Framework” in Special Issue on “Methodologies and tools for the management of protected mountain areas: Mount Everest (Nepal, China) and K2 (Pakistan)” within the HKKH Partnership Project framework, Vol. 30 No. 2, May 2010, Mountain Research and Development (MRD)
  12. Emanuela Chiara Manfredi, Bastian Flury, Gaetano Viviano, Sudeep Thakuri, Sanjay Nath Khanal, Pramod Kumar Jha, Ramesh K Maskey, Rijan B Kayastha, Kumud R Kafle, Silu Bhochhibhoya, Narayan Pasad Ghinire, Nharat Babu Shrestha, Francesco Giannino, Fabrizio Carteni, and Franco Salerno (2010) in Special Issue on “Methodologies and tools for the management of protected mountain areas: Mount Everest (Nepal, China) and K2 (Pakistan)” within the HKKH Partnership Project framework, Vol. 30 No. 2, May 2010, Mountain Research and Development (MRD).
  13. Bhatta R., Khanal S., Maskey R.K, (2011) “Water Quality Impacts of Hydropower Project Operation in Bhotekoshi River Basin Sindhulpalchowk District in Nepal” International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Science.
  14. Maskey R.K., Bhochhibhoya S., Pandey R.K., Khanal S.N., Kayastha R.B., Kafle K.R., Salerno F., Flurry B. and Viviano G.,(2010), “Energy Management Research in Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ) and its Outcomes”, Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal,pp 57-64, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Latitpur
  15. Salerneo F.,Viviano G., Thakuri S., Flury B., Maskey R. K., Khanal S N., Bhuju D., Carrer M., Bhochhibhoya S., Melis M T., Giannino F., Staiano A., Carteni F., Mazzoleni S, Cogo A., Sapkota A., Shrestha S., Pandey R. K., and Manfredi C. E. (2010), “ Energy, Forest, and Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal”, Implementaion of a Participatory Modelling Framework, Mountain Research and Development (MRD), An international, peer-reviewed open access journal published by the International Mountain Society (IMS), www.mid-journal.org.
  16. Bhochhibhoya S, Maskey R. K., Khanal S. N. and Pandey R. K. (2009), “Energy-Use Pattern in SNPBZ and Potentiality for Reducing Green-house Gas Emission”, International Conference on Renewable  Energy Technology for Sustainable Development (RETSUD-09), 12-14 November 2009, Kathmandu