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Dr. Shree Raj Shakya


Shree Raj Shakya is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University in Nepal. During his affiliation with IOE since 2003, he served as the Director of Center for Energy Studies and Coordinator of MSc in Energy Systems Planning and Management. His research has mainly focused on the renewable energy, energy efficiency, integrated energy-emission-economy systems modelling, environmental emission, low carbon development and co-benefits.

Shree Raj holds a Doctor of Engineering in Energy from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand with specialization in Low Carbon Development Strategy. He contributed to the development of the Biomass Energy Strategy 2017, Energy Efficiency Strategy 2018, and Long-Term Strategy for Net Zero Emissions for Nepal. He was also involved in the human resource and capacity development-based projects under APPEAR, ERASMUS+, GIZ/NEEP etc. He is currently a fellow at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany and conducting research on the greenhouse gas and ambient air pollutant emissions and its impact on the environment, economy and society.

I. Professional Experience

  • June 2019 -present Associate Professor, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • April 2018 - Jan 2021 Director, Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Oct 2014 - April 2018 Deputy Director, Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Feb 2013 - Oct 2014 Coordinator of Policy Modeling and Analysis, Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • June 2014 -Jan 2021 Program Coordinator, M. Sc. Engineering in Energy Systems Planning and Management (MSESPM), Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Sept 2003 - June 2019 Assistant Professor, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

II. Degrees

  • 2012 Doctor of Engineering in Energy, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (Title: Analysis of Low Carbon Development Strategies: Role of Transport Sector Electrification and Carbon tax in Nepal)- Recipient of scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • 2004 Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • 1999 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science (Statistics/Physics/Mathematics), Trichandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

III. Additional Academic/Professional Experience PhD Supervision

  • Madhu Sudan Dahal, Energy Efficiency Optimization in Green Wireless Communication, 2015 - 2019 (completed).
  • Kiran Gautam, Integrated Energy Policy Development through Integrated Energy Planning for Nepal, 2015 - ongoing.
  • Ramesh Ranabhat, Sustainable Renewable Energy Business promotion in Nepal, 2016- ongoing.
  • Nawa Raj Dhakal, Analysis of Consumers' Preference and Barriers against Electric Vehicle Use in Nepal, 2020- ongoing.

Professional Experience (selected)

  • Team leader - Preparation of Developing a Long-Term Strategy (LTS) for Nepal (Net Zero Strategy), UNDP.
  • Energy Expert, Development of modelling platform for energy efficiency and data analysis for development of Nepal Energy Efficiency Action Plan, NEEP/GIZ.
  • Institution Coordinator, ERASMUS+ Project - Active Learning in Engineering Education (ALIEN), PRN: 586297-EPP-1-2017-1-EL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2017-3629/001-001).
  • Focal Person - Energy Efficiency Training and Capacity Enhancement of Energy Efficiency Laboratory at Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, NEEP/GIZ.
  • Executive Committee Member, ERASMUS+ Project - Curricula Development of Interdisciplinary master Courses in Energy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan (CIMCEB), PRN: 561585-EPP-1-2015-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP.
  • Executive Committee Member, Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR) Project 42 - Development of Academic Program on Energy Systems Planning and Analysis (MSESPA).
  • Energy Modeling Expert, Energy Efficiency Strategy (EEST) for Nepal, GIZ/NEEP and Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS) and GIZ.
  • Senior Energy Expert, Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) for Nepal, GIZ, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS), and Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC).
  • Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollutant Emissions
  • Integrated Energy-Emission-Economy Systems Modelling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Low Carbon Development and Co-benefits.

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Bajracharya, T.R., Shakya, S.R., Timilsina, A. B., Dhakal, J., Neupane, S., Gautam, A., Sapkota, A., 2020. Effects of Geometrical Parameters in Gravitational Water Vortex Turbines with Conical Basin. Journal of Renewable Energy vol. 2020, Article ID 5373784, 16 pages, 2020.
  • Dahal, M.S., Shrestha, J.N., Shakya, S.R., 2018. Energy saving technique and measurement in green wireless communication. Energy 159 (2018), 21-31.
  • Paudyal,B.R.,Shakya, S.R., Paudyal, D.P., Mulmi,D.D., 2017. Soiling induced transmittance losses in solar PV modules installed in Kathmandu valley. Renewables: Wind, Water, and Solar (2017), 4:5.
  • Paudyal,B.R.,Shakya, S.R., 2016. Dust accumulation effects on efficiency of solar PV modules for off grid purpose: A case study of Kathmandu. Solar Energy 135(2016), 103-110.
  • Shakya, S.R., 2016. Benefits of Low Carbon Development Strategies in Emerging Cities of Developing Country: A Case of Kathmandu. J. sustain. dev. energy water environ. syst.4 (2), 141-160.
  • Shakya, S.R., Kumar, S., Shrestha, R.M., 2012. Co-benefits of a carbon tax in Nepal. Mitig. Adapt. Strateg. Glob. Change 17 (1), 77-101.
  • Shrestha, R.M., Shakya, S.R., 2012. Benefits of low carbon development in a developing country: Case of Nepal, Energy Econ. (34), S503-S512.
  • Shakya, S.R., Shrestha, R.M., 2011. Transport sector electrification in a hydropower resource rich developing country: energy security, environmental and climate change co-benefits. Energy for Sustainable Dev. 15, 147-159.