avishek shrestha

Civil (Geotechnical) Engineer

SUMMARY

Currently working as a full time researcher at Geotechnical Engineering Research and Development Center (GERD), Bangkok, Mr. Avishek Shrestha completed his M.Eng in Geotechnical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Before pursuing Master’s degree, he had worked in a UK-Aid project, Rural Access Programme-3 for nearly 2 years and 7 months. During the tenure he designed and maintained rural roads as well as procured goods and works related with it.

Prior to joining RAP3, he worked as a research assistant for 8 months in a research project funded by NORAD, relating with micro/mini/small scale hydropower at Kathmandu University where he also obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

In a nutshell, he is a civil engineer possessing sound knowledge in theories and principles of geotechnical engnieering and demonstratiting work experience of nearly 6 yrs in the industry.

When he is not involved with engineering, he is possibly indulging himself with writing, guitar and camera.

Experience

2017 - Present

Geotechnical Engineering Research and Development Center (GERD)

  • Conducted slope stability analysis in an excavation project at Cambodia
  • Investigation of soil erosion and storm water management at Ichinoseki, Japan
  • Assisted team leader during dam inspection of Nam Lik hydropwer at Vientiane, Laos
  • Technical Review of failure of saddle dam -D, Xe Namnoy Reservoir, Laos
  • Assisting leader of geotechnical design section in various design works, Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 2014 - June 2017

Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP-3)

  • Procured goods, works and services
  • Managed contractual issues
  • Surveyed Mugu-Humla road corridor (25.5 km of 68 km)
  • Designed a road corridor at Bajura
  • Looked after road maintenance at Dadeldhura, Achham and Biratnagar
  • Controlled budget, task and resources
  • Contributed to sustainable developement through engineering activities like bioengineering
  • Involved in training of DTO staffs in various districts
  • Prepared various kinds of reports
Oct 2013 - May 2014

Kathmandu University

Project name: “Standardization and development of civil design framework for micro/mini/small hydropower projects: Assessing existing design procedures and considering impact of climate change” funded by NORAD, SINTEF, Noraway.

  • Involved in design and standardization of civil components of micro/mini/small hydropower
  • Documented reports and prepared flex for dissemination of information
  • Visited three micro-hydropower sites, analyzed data collected from it.

Available upon request

Education

2017 - 2019

M.Eng in Geotechnical Engineering

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

August 2018

International Course on Approaches for Disaster Resilience

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

2009 - 2013

Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal

Software Skills

Geostudio products (SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SIGMA/W) 75%
Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 90%
Plaxis 50%
Adobe products (Photoshop, Premier Pro, Lightroom) 85%
ArcGIS 50%
AutoCAD 80%
WordPress / Blogging 50%

Publication

Shrestha, Avishek, et al. “Determining Shrinkage Cracks Based on the Small-Strain Shear Modulus-Suction Relationship.” Geosciences 9.9 (2019): 362

ONline courses

  • Climate Change from the University of Melbourne on Coursera
  • Fundamentals of GIS authorized by University of California, Davis on Coursera

Contact

Declaration

I hereby declare that all the mentioned information is correct up to my knowledge and I bear the responsibility for the correctness of the mentioned particulars.