Kathmandu University News

Visit of Prof. Dr. John C. Badoux

isms | 23 February, 2011 12:39

Prof. Dr. Badoux, the former President of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and the Chief Guest of 12th KU-Convocation 2006, made a visit to Kathmandu University from 17th to 21st February 2011. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Happy House Foundation (HHF), which is a Non-Government Organization founded by Mr. and Mrs. Ullens in Switzerland. Centre for Excellence in Production and Transportation of Electrical Energy (CEPTE) is coordinating the research activities at School of Engineering supported by HHF.

During his stay, he discussed with the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Deans of School of Engineering and School of Science, Professors and Heads from different departments, Faculties and Research Fellows of HHF regarding effectiveness of Research and Development activities supported by HHF of Kathmandu University since 2004. He also had meetings with ex-HHF fellows and recruited new researchers to carry on the work being done in CEPTE. Group discussion regarding the future of Civil Engineering Department of KU was conducted. Splitting the department into different specialization groups like Hydropower, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering courses were discussed.

He also delivered a speech in the Kathmandu University Lecture Series (KULS-XXI) and interacted with many students and faculties of the University. The topic of his speech was “International Engineering Consulting and Construction Practices: Foundation for infrastructure development”. With quotes like- “The biggest risk is to take no risk” and “Innovation gets us to the top, Excellence keeps us there” he surely influenced the students and faculties to work towards their goal and act responsibly. “Don’t mind having dirty hands” is what he always said, encouraging students to work hard and be sincere and honest.

His support and belief in Kathmandu University will always be acknowledged. On behalf of School of Engineering, CEPTE extends its gratitude to Prof. Badoux for his continued support in recruiting research fellows and his vision to establish this institution.

Symposium on Plasma Physics and Material Science Feb 2-3, 2011

isms | 07 February, 2011 13:33

  Symposium on Plasma Physics and Material Science

 Feb 2-3, 2011

Organized jointly by:

Department of Natural Science (Physics), Kathmandu University, Nepal


Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Two-day Symposium on Plasma Physics and Material Science was jointly organized by the Department of Natural Sciences (Physics), Kathmandu University and Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal during Feb 2-3, 2011 at Kathmandu University International Center (KUIC), Dhulikhel, Nepal. The Symposium was attended by 35 participants from different institutions.


Prof. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of KU, inaugurated the program by lighting a traditional lamp and switching on a plasma lamp. In his address, Prof. Tuladhar encouraged young generations to come forward to contribute actively in research. Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science, KU delivered the welcome speech. In his address, Prof. Thapa stressed on the active role of young scientists in the development of a nation. Prof. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering, KU also put his view on the importance of the symposium. Dr. Deepak Subedi, Coordinator of the Symposium and Head of the Department of Natural Sciences, KU presented the highlights of the program. The program was conducted by Dr. Raju Khanal, Coordinator of the Symposium representing the Central Department of Physics, TU. Four scientific papers were presented in the first day’s program.


Second day of the symposium started with the poster session. The poster presenters were also allocated five minutes each to present their papers orally before they went to the display. Altogether eleven posters related to the research works in plasma physics and material sciences were presented. The oral session on of the second day started with a presentation on Hadronic Mechanics by Prof. Bhadra Man Tuladhar. Altogether four papers were presented. In the closing ceremony, Prof. Panna Thapa congratulated the participants for successful participation and appreciated their contribution. He also distributed certificates to the participants.



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