Bio (Rudra Shrestha)

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Rudra Shrestha


Associate Faculty


Environment and Sustainability


Rudra Shrestha is an atmospheric scientist, who holds a PhD degree in atmospheric science from the University of Manchester. Shrestha has experience in atmospheric research and his research interests are modeling of air quality and its interaction with meteorology; in particular, the impacts of black carbon aerosol on regional climate change. Shrestha has published several peer-reviewed papers on atmospheric sciences. 


Shrestha has worked as a post-doctoral research scientist at Canadian Center for Climate Modeling and Analysis (CCCma), Environment and Climate Change Canada for five years. During this period his role was to investigate the impacts of black carbon shipping emissions on arctic climate using the CCCma Earth System Model. Furthermore, at CCCma, he was also involved in the simulations of competition between different vegetation types over range of temporal and spatial scales. During his PhD research, Shrestha carried out weather research and forecasting model simulations over the Himalayas to improve our understanding of aerosol-cloud interactions in the complex topography.


Shrestha holds a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Manchester (2013), which was funded by the Dorothy-Hodgkin post-graduate scholarship program. He also holds a Master of Environmental Science from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands, funded by the Netherlands Fellowship Program, and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.