Mr.  Mukunda Raj Paudel

Associate Professor

Department of Geology

Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus

Tribhuvan University

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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Academic qualification: M.Sc in Geology (TU, Nepal), Master of Science M.S. (Kyushu University, Japan)
 
Specialization: Geological mapping, Paleoenvironments on the basis of sediments and clay and nonclay minerals
 
Research interest:

Tectonics and sedimentation, Geomorphology and Geological materials for construction engineering
 

Membership:

Nepal Geological Society, International Association of Engineering Geology, International Association of Sedimentological Society
 

Selected publication
(Full papers only)

1. Harutaka Sakai1, Rie Fujii1, Misa Sugimoto1, Ryoko Setoguchi1 and Mukunda Raj Paudel, Two times lowering of lake water at around 48 and 38 ka, caused by possible earthquakes, recorded in the Paleo‑Kathmandu lake, central Nepal Himalaya, Earth Planet Sp (2016) 68:31 DOI 10.1186/s40623-016-0413-5

2. Mukunda Raj Paudel, Soft sediments deformation structures: Implication for draining of Paleo-Kathmandu Lake, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2015,, Vol. 49 pp. 41-48

3.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Effect of earthquake on Kathmandu Basin-fill sediments,        Academic view TUTA Vol.-6 2015,,p73-76.

4.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Mineral Identification using X-ray diffraction method and its application, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, 2015, Vol. 32

5.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Facies analysis of Sunakothi Formation, Kathmandu basin, Nepal and its signifi cance, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2014, Vol. 47 pp. 57-64


6. Mukunda Raj Paudel, Study of gravelly sediments: depositional environmental changes of the Kathmandu Basin, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, 2014, Vol. 31pp.49-54

7. Mukunda Raj Paudel, Jan 2014. Relationship of mineralogy and paleoenvironments in the late Pleistocene Kalimati to Sunakothi and Thimi Formations, Kathmandu Basin, Central, Nepal, Journal of Institute of Science of Technology, Tribhuvan University, Vol.19p86-95

8.Mukunda Raj Paudel, April 2013. Geological history of the Kathmandu basin from the study of basin-fill sediments, Academic view TUTA Vol.-4,p95-100.

9.Mukunda Raj Paudel, June 2013. Late Pleistocene Paleoenvironmental changes of the  Kathmandu Basin-fill sediments revealed by the minerals composition, Jour. Nepal Geo.Soc.Vol.46 P 102-114.

10.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Nov.2012, Evolution and depositional characteristic of late Quaternary Kathmandu Basin, Jour. Nepal Geo.Soc.Vol.45 P 113-114.

11. Mukunda Raj Paudel, April.2012, Overview of the environmental and climatic records Last 10,000 year,  Academic view TUTA Vol.-3,p53-56.

12. Kuwahara, Y., Masudome, Y., Paudel, M.R., Fujii, R., Hayashi, T., Mampuku, M., Sakai, H.,Controlling weathering and erosion intensity on the southern slope of the Central Himalaya by the Indian summer monsoon during the last glacial,Global and Planetary Change,Vol.71,No.1-2,pp.73-84,Vol. 71, 73-84.,2010.03.

13. Mukunda Raj Paudel and Harutaka Sakai, Stratigraphy and depositional environments of the basin-fill sediments in the southern marginal part of the Kathmandu Valley, central Nepal, Bulletin of the central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University,  Kathmandu, Nepal, v.11, 2008, pp61-70

14. Mukunda Raj Paudel and Harutaka Sakai, Stratigraphy and depositional environmentsof the late Pleistocene Sunakothi Formation deposited in the draining stage of th Paleo Kathmandu lake, central Nepal, Submitted to the regular issue of the      Jour. Nep     Geological Society, v.38,2008.

15. Mukunda Raj Paudel, Yoshihiro Kuwahara, Harutaka Sakai & Rie Fujii.Paleoenvironmental changes of the present and past Kathmandu Basin-fill sediments revealed by the minerals composition. Proceedings of the international conference on “Emerging Issues on Research and Development”, April 4-6, 2007, Kathmandu (Article published in CD form by organizer).

16. Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Depositional environmental changes of the Kathmandu Valley sediments inferred from the stratigraphy, sedimentological and mineralogical study. Proceeding of the fifth Nepal Geological congress 2007, Jour.  Nep.Geol. Soc. Vol.36.

17. Sha, R. B., Paudel, M, and Ghimire, D, 1995, Lithological Succession and some Vertebrate fossils from the fluvio-lacustrine sediments of the Kathmandu Valley,Central Nepal, NAHSON v5,pp21-27.


International and national level-seminar presentation and Publications (first and second author paper only)

1.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Soft sediments deformation structures: Implication for draining of Paleo-Kathmandu Lake, 8th  Nepal Geological congress 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal Jour.  Nep. Geol. Soc. Vol.51.

2.Mukunda Raj Paudel. Evolution and depositional characteristics of the Late Quaternary Kathmandu basin, 27th Himalaya-Karakoram –Tibet worksg-hop (HKT) held in Kathmandu on Nov.2012, Nepal Jour.  Nep. Geol. Soc. Vol.45.

3.Mukunda Raj Paudel. Lithological and mineralogical variations: indicators of provenance and paleoenvironmental change of the Kathmandu Basin fill sediments, Nepal, Sixth Nepal Geological congress 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal Jour.  Nep. Geol. Soc. Vol.41.

5.Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Depositional environmental changes of the Kathmandu Valley sediments inferred from the stratigraphy, sedimentological and mineralogical study, fifth Nepal Geological congress 2007, Kathmandu, Nepal Jour.  Nep. Geol. Soc. Vol.36.

6.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Yoshihiro Kuwahara, Harutaka Sakai & Rie Fujii. Paleoenvironmental changes of the present and past Kathmandu Basin-fill sediments revealed by the minerals composition. International conference on “Emerging Issues on Research and Development”, April 4-6, 2007, Kathmandu.

7. Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Late Pleistocene environmental changes in the draining stage of the Palep-Kathmandu lake in the southern part of the Kathmandu Basin, Central Nepal. The 17th International Sedimentological congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 2006.

8. Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Late Pleistocene depositional environmental changes in the drainaing stage of the paleo-Kathmandu lake , in the southern part of the Kathmandu Basin, Central Nepal, Abstract Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2006, Chiba city, Japan

9. Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Depositional environment and Stratigraphic position of the Sunakothi Formation, in the southern part of the Kathmandu Valley, Central Nepal. The 112th annual meeting of the Geological society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, 2005, pp339.

10. Mukunda Raj Paudel, Yoshihiro Kuwahara and Harutaka Sakai. Change in the mineral composition & depositional environments recorded in the present and past basin-fill sediments of the Kathmandu Valley, Central  Nepal. Himal. Jour. Science, Vol.2, 2004, pp.221-223.

11. Mukunda Raj Paudel & Harutaka Sakai. Stratigraphy and depositional environment of the basin-fill sediments, in the southern part of the kathmandu Valley, Central Nepal. The 111th annual meeting of the Geological society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, 2004, pp308-309.

12.Yoshihiro Kuwahara, Mukunda Raj Paudel, Takashi Maki, Rie Fujii and Harutaka Sakai. Variation of the paleoclimate and paleoenvironments during the last 40kyr recorded in the clay minerals in the Kathmandu Basin sediments,HKT 2004, Hokkaido, Japan, Himal. Jour. Science, Vol.2, 2004, pp.221-223.

13.Mukunda Raj Paudel, Yoshihiro Kuwahara and Harutaka Sakai. Paleoenvironmental change of the Kathmandu Basin revealed by the analyses of mineral composition of the present and past basin fill sediments, Monsoon evolution and Tectonic-climate Linkage in Asia  IGCP-476 meeting, 2004 Fukuoka, Japan (abstract with full paper).

14.Yoshihiro Kuwahara, Mukunda Raj Paudel, Takashi Maki, and Harutaka Sakai. Variation of the paleoclimate and paleoenvironments during the last 50kyr in the Kathmandu Valley, Central Nepal, Himalayas: From the result of clay minerals study, sediments, Monsoon evolution and Tectonic-climate Linkage in Asia  IGCP-476 meeting, 2004 Fukuoka, Japan (abstract with full paper in Japanese).

 

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