Dipendra Gautam


Hello! Namaste!
Welcome to my site! I am primarily a researcher in structural earthquake engineering but sometimes I work in other topics of earthquake engineering too.  My research interests focus on seismic vulnerability/reliability analysis of reinforced concrete structures, performance assessment of heritage and monuments, bridges under multi-hazards, local seismic culture, next generation performance based earthquake engineering (PBEE-2), among others. 
Apart from my research works, I write a column in Nepal's most widely circulated national daily 'The Himalayan Times'; sometimes I write for other national dailies too. I write in techno-social perspectives i.e. engineering technology for societal causes (in English language). After 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, I am continuously focusing on post-earthquake reconstruction, seismic code improvement and capacity building in my op-ed pieces. 
I support gender inclusive science/research, cultural diversity, religious freedom (I am atheist though), indigenous technology, equity and volunteerism. 
I am fond of academics; love teaching structural engineering courses and have prior experience in the same field as well. 
I love trekking, climbing, exotic life, and mid-night hikes :) ! 
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Dipendra (दिपेन्द्र)