Dr.  Subodh Dhakal

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology

Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus

Tribhuvan University

Kathmandu, Nepal


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Academic qualification: Ph.D (Engineering Geology), M.Sc. (Geological Engineering); M.Sc. (Geology)
Specialization: Engineering Geology; Geo-hazards: Landslide, earthquake and flood; Geomechanics
Research interest:

Landslide Mapping, Characterization and Mitigation; Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Geo-hazards, Climate Change; Disaster Risk Reduction


Nepal Geological Society, International Association of Engineering Geology, Nepal Environment Protection Center

Selected publication

Dhakal, S., 2017. Experimental Study of Particle Interactions in Moderate to Dense Granular Shear Flows of Disks, Condensed Matter 2 (1), MDPI Basel, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/condmat2010002

Neupane, M., Dhakal, S., 2017. Climatic Variability and Land Use Change in Kamala Watershed, Sindhuli District, Nepal., Climate 2017, 5(1), 11; MDPI Basel, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/cli5010011

Rai, S.M., Upreti, B.N., Dhakal, S., Bhattarai, T.N., Adhikari, B.R., Bajracharya, S.R. and Yoshida, M. et al, 2017. Climate Change Impact on Glacier Retreat and Local Community in the Langtang Valley, Central Nepal. Journal of Development Innovations, KarmaQuest International Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 45-59. Journal of Development Innovation

Dhakal, S., Sedhain, G.K and Dhakal, S.C., 2016. Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Practices in Agriculture: A Case Study of Rautahat District, Nepal, Climate 2016, 4, 63, MDPI Basel, Switzerland, DOI: 3390/cli4040063

Dhakal, S., 2015. Evolution of Geomorphologic Hazards in Hindu Kush Himalaya, In: Shaw, R. & Nibanupudi, H.K (Eds.), Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction, Springer Japan, DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-55242-0_4.

Dhakal, S., 2015. Observations of multi particle interactions in Transitional Granular Shear Flow. Proceedings of the International Conference on Granular Materials in Low Gravity: Multiscale Simulation of Particulate, Erlangen Germany, 25-27 March 2015.

Dhakal, S., 2014. Disaster in Nepal, In: Disaster Risk Management: Concept, Policy and Practices in Nepal, Central Department of Environmental Science (CDES), Tribhuvan University Kirtipur. ResearchGate

Bashyal, R., Dhakal, S., 2014. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Practices in Water Resources: A case of Salyantar, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Germany, 112p. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP)

Dhakal, S., 2014. Geological Divisions and Associated Hazards in Nepal, In: Khadka, U.R. (Eds.), Contemporary Environmental Issues and Methods in Nepal, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University Nepal, pp. 100-109. ResearchGate

Dhakal, S., 2012. Geological Hazards in Nepal and triggering effect of climate change, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 30, pp. 75-80. ResearchGate

Dhakal, S., 2012. Shear flow characteristics of densely packed granular material subjected to slow deformations, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 46, pp. 163-170.

Dhakal, S., 2012. Flood Hazard in Nepal and New Approach of Risk Reduction, International Journal of Landslides and Environment, extended abstract, vol. 1, 13-14.

Dhakal, S., 2012. Fundamentals of Geology, A Reference book for students of Geology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Forestry, Kalyani Subedi Publishers, 167p. ResearchGate

Dhakal, S., Devkota, D. C., 2012. Climate change mitigation by preserving carbon sinks and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 29, pp. 83-88, 2012. ResearchGate

Upreti et. al., 2011. Ecotrekking in the Everest Region, Eastern Nepal (Geology and Environment along the Lukla-Namche-Everest Base Camp and Namche-Gokyo Routes), Edited by M Yoshida, B N Upreti and S M Rai, Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, 192p.

Dhakal, S., 2010. Earthquake wave amplifications in the slopes, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 160p.

Dhakal, S., 2010. New method of contact detection in experimental granular shear flow, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, vol. 40, pp. 77-84. ResearchGate

Mahmood, Z., Dhakal, S., Iwashita, K., 2009. Measurement of Particle Dynamics in Rapid Granular Shear Flows, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 135, Issue 4, pp. 285-294. Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Dhakal, S., 2009. Dynamic modelling in slopes using Finite Difference Program, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Vol. 12, pp. 89–94. Nepal Journals Online, Tribhuvan University

Dhakal, S., Iwashita, K., Oda, M., 2008. Detecting collisions and finding contact durations in experimental granular flow, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), vol. 11, pp. 477-486. Journal of applied mechanicsDOI: http://doi.org/10.2208/journalam.11.477

Dhakal, S. et al., 2005. Application of the Slope Stability Probability Classification (SSPC) system in some of the selected slopes along the trekking route from Jomsom to Kagbeni, central west Nepal, Proceedings of the JICA Reginal Seminar on Natural Disaster Mitigation, pp. 79-82. ResearchGate

Rai, S.M. et al., 2005. Geology of the Lesser and Higher Himalayan zones along the Kaligandaki Valley, central-west Nepal Himalaya, Proceedings of the JICA Reginal Seminar on Natural Disaster Mitigation, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus. ResearchGate

Yoshida, M. et al., 2005. Guidebook for Himalyan Trekkers, Series 1, Geology and Natural Hazards along the Kaligandaki Valley, Edited by M Yoshida and B N Upreti, Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, 165p

Bhattarai, T.N. et. al, 2005. Mass movement hazard along the main trail from Beni to Muktinath, central-west Nepal, Proceedings of the JICA Reginal Seminar on Natural Disaster Mitigation, pp. 69-78.

Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., Bhattarai, T.N., Dhakal, S., Natural Disaster Mitigation and Issues on Technology Transfer in South and South East Asia. Proceedings of the JICA Regional Seminar, Kathmandu, Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Dhakal, S., Hack, R., Huisman, M., 2004. Earthquake induced slope vibration and its relationship with material properties, slope height and input frequency, Journal of Nepal Geological Society 30, pp. 135-140.

Dhakal, S., 2004 Empirical Relations for Earthquake Response of Slopes, ITC The Netherlands, M.Sc. thesis. ResearchGate

Gautam, P., Sharma, M. P., Dhakal, S., 1998. Gamma-ray spectrometry and magnetometry of the alkaline rock area in Ampipal-Bhulbhule, Nepal Lesser Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 78:71-83. ResearchGate




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