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Prof.Ram Manohar Shrestha

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Full Name
:     Ram Manohar Shrestha

Present position/ title:

-          Emeritus Professor, Energy Field of Study, AIT, Thailand

-          Chairman, Academic Council, AITM/NEF-CCN, Nepal

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals


The AIT education has provided me fundamental analytical skills and sound knowledge base that are needed to face the challenges of existing and emerging problems in my professional area in the increasingly globalized world.  The interdisciplinary and application oriented approach of higher learning in a truly international environment at AIT has given me the confidence to find solutions to new problems and taught me to remain up to date with the ever expanding knowledge frontier.


-          Ph.D. (Resource Economics and Management), Industrial Engineering and Management Division, AIT, 1986

-          M.Eng., Industrial Engineering and Management, AIT, 1982

-          B.L. (Law), Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1977

-          B.Eng. (Electrical), M.S. University of Baroda, India, 1973.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

 Academic Assignments

-           Research Scientist, Energy Program, AIT (1986-1987)

-          Assistant Professor, Energy Program, AIT (1987-1992)

-          Associate Professor, Energy Program, AIT (1992-1999)

-          Professor, Energy Program, AIT (1999-2009)

-          Chairman, Academic Senate, AIT (2007-2009)

-          Emeritus Professor, AIT (2011- to date)

-          Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan (2010)

-          Visiting Professor, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2011 and 2013)

-          Chairman, Academic Council, Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Lalitpur, Nepal (2012- to date)

Supervision of Research Projects

-          Supervised over 45 sponsored research projects on energy, environment and climate change issues

Consultancy and Advisory Roles

-          Served as a consultant to various international organizations  including UNDP, UNEP, FAO, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Editorial Contributions to Scientific Journals

-          Editor, International Energy Journal, AIT (2007-2009)

-          Associate Editor:

o    Energy Economics, Elsevier, UK  (till 2007)

o   Energy – The International Journal, Elsevier, UK  (1999-2007)

o   ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, USA (2011-2012)

-          Member of International Editorial Board:

o   Energy – The International Journal, Elsevier (2008 - to date)

o   Carbon Management, Taylor & Francis (2009 – to date)

International Award
Recipient of The Energy Journal's Best Paper Award  from  International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) in 1991.



o   Scientific papers:

Over 150 scientific papers in refereed international journals and international conference proceedings

o   Books:

Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Bangladesh, ADB, Manila

(in press);

Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Nepal, ADB, Manila

(in press);

Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gases in South Asia , ADB, Manila (2013);

Atmospheric Brown Cloud Emission Inventory Manual, UNEP, Nairobi (2013);

Good Practices on Control and Prevention of Transboundary Air pollution, UNEP, Nairobi (2008); 

Baseline Methodologies for Clean Development Mechanism Projects, URC, Denmark  (2005);

Biocoal: Technology and Economics, AIT, Thailand  (1991);

Energy Policies in Asia, McGraw-Hill, Singapore (1987).