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Suresh Pokhrel

Aerosol Measurement Research Associate, Water and Air

My role at ICIMOD

My role involves establishing Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS) over the HKH region and maintaining them to ensure the generation of high-quality data. I focus on instrumentation and the required real-time data acquisition systems as well as assistance in research field campaigns. I also archive the data generated from AQMS and air pollution field campaigns in our Regional Database System and conduct trainings and workshops on the operation of AQMS for our partners’ capacity development.

Suresh Pokhrel

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

As my job is based on the data generation of air quality across the HKH region, it provides the scientific evidence for researchers and policymakers on the quantification of the pollutants that degrade the glaciers and mountain ecosystem. So this ultimately leads towards mitigation and solution strategies for the protection of the pulse of the planet.

Q:

What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

A:

The working ambience and the people from various cultural backgrounds.

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What are you passionate about?

A:

I am always passionate about learning new techniques and scientific understanding of instrument and data analysis methodologies.

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My qualifications

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I graduated in electronics and communication engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and have been working in ICIMOD for four years as an Aerosol Measurement Research Associate.

Prior to joining ICIMOD, I had worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Engineering where I assisted the students with their technical projects and reports. After that, I joined as a system design engineer at Real Time Solution, Pvt. Ltd where I was involved in developing data acquisition systems for various types of instruments that measure different air quality and meteorological parameters.