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University Scholar Conference: Engineering and Innovation (USC)

17 and 18th May, 2022


Prof. Dr. Bim Shrestha
Conference Chair

Prof. Bim Prasad Shrestha, PhD,is currently Director of Student Welfare and Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is a dynamic professor with several decades of experiences in mechanization and machinery.

Prof. Shrestha started his career as a lecturer at Tribhuvan University upon completion of Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering under USAID Scholarship. Prof. Shrestha joined government service at Ministry of Water Resources and then completed his masters (agriculture mechanization) at University of Miyazaki in Japan and PhD from Kagoshima University, under Japanese Government Scholarship, Monbusho followed by postdoc in Bio-Systems Engineering.

He joined KU as an Assistant Professor in the year of 2004. During his 17 years at Kathmandu University, he has bagged several grants, published research and conference and peer-reviewed papers, and accomplished numerous research projects. His research areas are diverse covering automation, agriculture and rural development focusing on biofuels and biomass in energy sector, machine vision, sanitation etc. Apart from his teaching and research responsibilities, he is actively involved in developing collaboration and linkages with national and international Universities and agencies. He has led projects with the World Bank, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and International Foundation for Science (IFS), DANIDA, EU, US Embassy/ Department of State, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently he is Principal Investigator/ team leader of the Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) and Nepal Technology Innovation Center (NTIC) at Kathmandu University that is being established with support from South Korean Government.

Mr. Pawan Sapkota
Conference Secretary

Mr. Bivek Baral
Technical Management Chair

Mr. Grishma Khatiwada
Technical Management Chair

Ms. Isha Acharya
Registration Chair

Mr. Prajwal R. Biswokarma
Registration Chair

Mr. Saras Mainali
Registration Chair

Mr. Abhishek Subedi
Publicity Chair

Ms. Kusum Khatiwada
Publicity Chair

Ms. Anupama Gahire
Publication Chair

Mr. Prayush J. Karki
Publication Chair

Mr. Sagar Niroula
Web-service Chair

Mr. Sugam Aryal
Web-service Chair

Mr. Milish Dhungel
Cooperate and Finance Chair

Ms. Shrija Shrestha
Cooperate and Finance Chair

Mr. Ashmat chhetri
Multimedia Chair

Ms. Strena Shrestha
Multimedia Chair

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Bhola Thapa, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Bivek Baral, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Manish Pokhrel, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Janardhan Lamichane, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Daniel Tuladhar, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Shyam Sundar Khadka, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Bibek Uprety, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Subash Ghimire, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Sailesh Chitrakar, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Bal Krishna Bal, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Rajendra Joshi, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Hari Prasad Neupane, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Sunil Prasad Lohani, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Khagendra Acharya, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Binay KC, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Krishna Prasad Shrestha, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Surendra Sujakhu, Kathmandu University 
  • Dr. Ranjit Shrestha, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Malesh Shah, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Pratisthit Lal Shrestha, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Bijendra Shrestha, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Chiranjeevi Mahat, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Gokarna Paudel, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Hari Dhakal, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Jahid Ahmed Jibran, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Niranjan Bastakoti, Kathmandu University 
  • Mr. Pawan Karki, Kathmandu University 
  • Ms. Sirapa Shrestha, Kathmandu University
  • Mr.Uren Amatya, Kathmandu University
  • Mr.Sagar Pandit,Kathmandu University

scientific committee

  • Dr. Jeeban Poudel
  • Dr. Milan Shrestha
  • Dr. Arun Satyal
  • Dr. Anil Kumar Bastola
  • Dr. Niroj Maharjan
  • Dr. Milan Paudel
  • Mr. Deepak Paudel
  • Mr. Janak Aryal
  • Dr. Biraj Dhungana
  • Mr. Abhishek Karki

About The Event Organizer


Established in 2002 A.D., AMES is a student wing of Mechanical Engineering students that provides platform to delve into the practical side of the contextual matters and involves the students in various co- curricular and extra curricular activities through various programs. The club is moderated by the department and conducts different programs as per the academic calendar in response to the department.

AMES conducts various activities collaboration with other clubs within the university and engineering associations outside the university. AMES also collaborates with different governmental and non- governmental agencies to organize awareness and advocacy programs.


Just A Few Words

About The Event


Abstract Book




University Scholar Conference: Engineering and Innovation (USC)
University Scholar Conference: Engineering and Innovation (USC 2022) is a student level conference to be organized in hybrid mode after the successful completion of first edition in virtual mode. USC 2022 provides a scholarly platform for students and researchers to exchange and share cutting-edge development and state-of-the-art research work in the field of science and engineering among academia, researchers, industrialists, professors, students and policy makers. Conference committee highly encourages participation of students engaged in engineering and science education within Nepal and abroad.


Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel 45200, Nepal
Hybrid Platform


17 and 18th, May 2022

conference topic

USC encourages and considers submissions within the given conference themes. Unlisted but related topics are also accepted.

Automobile system

  • Recent Trends In Automotive Technologies
  • Engine Systems
  • Electric And Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Uav And Mav
  • Combustion And Emission Control Design
  • Green Fuel Technologies
  • Innovation On Green Vehicles
  • Intelligent Systems In Vehicles
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Multi Body Dynamics
  • Safety Engineering
  • Fuel Economy And Emissions Research
  • NVHc ( Noise, Vibration And Harshness)
  • Vehicle Dynamics/aerodynamics And Control
  • Operations Research
  • Digital Techniques In Automotive Manufacturing Process
  • Advanced Safety Technologies
  • Automotive Human Factors And Ergonomics
  • Traffic Management

Advances in energy system and emerging technologies

  • Energy Production Process
  • Energy And Sustainability
  • Energy Policy And Management
  • Renewable And Alternative Energy Resources
  • Recent Advances In Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Storage And Flexibility
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Building And Energy
  • Hydropower Technologies
  • Hydraulic Turbines And Pumps
  • Experimental And Numerical Techniques For Hydraulic Machineries
  • Operation And Maintenance Of Power Plants
  • Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Hydrogen Technologies
  • Alternate Fuel
  • Combustion
  • Fuel Reprocessing
  • Bio Filtration

MATERIAL and Design for transformation

  • Metals And Alloys
  • Polymers And Soft Materials
  • Electronics, Optical And Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics And Composite Materials
  • Smart Materials And Nanotechnology
  • Material And Design
  • Product Design And Process Engineering
  • Building And Infrastructural Design
  • Design Creativity And Technology
  • Data Driven Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Agile Design And Manufacturing
  • Optimization Of Mechanical Systems
  • Vibration Acoustic Of Automation And Product Design
  • Material Processing And Manufacturing
  • Material Characterization And Testing
  • Heat Treatment And Mechanical Treatment Processes
  • Multiscale Material Modeling
  • Biomaterials And Prosthetic Devices

digitalization and emerging technology

  • Industry 4.0
  • AI And Smart Manufacturing
  • Robotics And Mechatronics
  • Internet Of Things
  • Digital Twin And Digitization
  • Digital Economy
  • Fault Detection And Diagnosis Of Machines
  • Electrical, Electronics And Technology
  • Infrastructure Development And Technology
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Precision Agriculture And Smart Farming
  • Medical Innovation And Technology
  • Advances In Biotechnology And Food Science
  • Environment, Climate Change And Technology
  • Aerospace And GNSS Technology
  • Water Technology
  • Mountain Agriculture

Paper Submission and Publications

  • Authors are invited to submit full papers that have neither been published elsewhere nor being currently under review by another conference or journal.
  • Authors are expected to present their papers at the conference upon acceptance of abstract and presenting authors are required to register for the conference.
  • Abstract and full paper format will be in accordance with the KUSET format.
  • Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the KUSET for publication.


    • Guidelines for Paper Submission: HERE
    • Abstract Template: HERE
    • Guidelines for Full Paper Manuscript: HERE
    • Abstract Submission: HERE 
    • Draft Paper Submission: HERE
    • Presenter Registration: Here
    • Audience Registration: Here
    • Camera-ready Paper submission: HERE
    • Abstract Book: Here

              Also, send a copy of your paper to usc@ku.edu.np

Registration Fee

       For Presenter

  • For Nepalese Citizens: Rs 500
  • For International Citizens: $20
  • 50% off for group having at least 2 female members.
  • 50% discount for AMES member

Poster Presentation

  • Poster Presentation Competition is one of the practical approaches to showcase their summary in the form of Poster. It aims to provide students, academicians, partners, scholars a platform to share their works, research pieces, and contributions. A formal, research-based presentation of the work is a poster presentation. This presentation uses text, charts, graphs, and other visual aids to provide a visual representation of the study. 
  • For Registration
  • Mail: usc@ku.edu.np
  • Contact Number: 9843843943 (Prayush Jung Karki) 
  • Poster Presentation Competition – Event Outline (guidelines and template for poster presentation)

Event Schedule

Detail Schedule of Physical Session

Detail Schedule of Virtual Session

Abstract Book

important dates

March 15, 2022Deadline for Abstract Submission
March 23, 2022Abstract Approval Notification
CompletedConference Registration
May 7, 2022Submission of Full Paper (Draft)
May 12, 2022Presentation With Camera Ready Paper
May 17 and 18, 2022Conference Date



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