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Trace Gas Measurement Research Associate,
Water and Air
In my role as Trace Gas Measurement Research Associate, it is my responsibility to install and tend air quality monitoring stations across the region. This responsibility further extends to compiling, cleaning, visualizing and maintaining proper records of the data generated from the stations and from field campaigns. Along with that, I support the air quality modelling team in technical aspects, especially in maintaining the computing server.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
The air that flows through the Himalaya is the air which mountain people breathe and it is not free of pollutants. I technically support researchers to understand the quality of the air mountain people breathe and to understand how the quality of air contributes to glacial deterioration so that effective measures can be derived to improve air quality in the region. This protects the pulse of the planet and the health of the people living in the HKH.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I enjoy the dynamic nature of work the most. The fact that my job responsibility requires multitude skill sets provides me opportunities to learn. Also, because I am from an engineering background but I work on atmospheric studies, I have opportunities to work within an interdisciplinary team and to connect technicality with science and eventually to the livelihoods of the people.
Apart from that, whether it be field expedition to high altitude to Yala or it be the study of crop residue burning in Lumbini, the field expeditions never fail to excite me.
What are you passionate about?
Although I do not have any specific hobby, I love exploring new knowledge and learning new skills. I am curious by nature and I love to explore in detail about any topic or news I hear. I equally love to make things.
I completed my undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Kathmandu University in Nepal. Following graduation, I worked on different aspects of electrical engineering like electrical power systems, circuit design and renewable energy. After joining ICIMOD as trace gas measurement research associate, I have received training and have been working on the installation, maintenance and calibration of different air quality monitoring instruments.