Dr. Binaya KC

Binaya KC is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University.  He received a Vice Chancellor’s scholarship from the University of Nottingham, UK to pursue his PhD research and has been awarded a PhD in 2020 from the same University.  He has also worked as a part-time research assistant in the project “Improving Respiratory health in Nepal” funded by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) with the primary aim of defining and evaluating interventions which have the potential to reduce the burden of chronic lung diseases in Nepal. During his PhD studies, he was also awarded a Fellowship for nine months from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), with whom he undertook initial field studies to develop methods for personal exposure monitoring in Nepal.  Dr. KC received both his Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University. After graduation in 2008, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kathmandu University as a lecturer. Being an engineer with experience of improved cook stove design project, personal exposure monitoring to indoor air pollutants and clinical translational and laboratory based research involving human cells and human lung tissue samples make his expertise in the diverse research field. Currently, he is a Project Coordinator for the project called Integrated Rural Development of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University which mainly focus on Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development and Health related livelihood.