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NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium 2016: Program details

The NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium 2016 on
Technologies and Development Policies
University of Tokyo, Komaba Research Campus
2016 June 18
PROGRAM
Venue: University of Tokyo, Komaba Research Campus
Research Building, An Block, 4th Floor, Room No.: 401/402
Please visit the below website for access map of Komaba Research Campus.
https://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/access_e/campusmap_e.html
Important note: Only the Main Gate is open on weekends. So please enter from it.
Building An block gate requires an ID card to open. There is someone from the organizing committee standing in front of the building gate until 10:00am to help you. In case you come later, please contact in advance to Dr. Krishna Bhetwal (tel. 080-9032-1717) or Dr. Dhruba Panthi (tel. 090-6650-5562).

यहाँ क्लिक गरी फर्म भरेर आफ्नो नाम दर्ता गराउन सक्नुहुनेछ।
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Opening Session
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome Address by Er. Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle, Coordinator, NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium 2016 Organizing Committee
10:10 – 10:20
Opening Address by Chief Guest – Mr. Gahendra Rajbhandari, Charge d’Affairs, Embassy of Nepal, Tokyo
10:20 – 10:30
Remark by Distinguished Guest – Mr. Sudan Thapa, President, Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Japan
10:30 – 10:45
Vote of Thanks by
- Er. Dr. Jhabindra Prasad Ghimire, President, Nepalese Engineers’ Association in Japan (NEAJ)
- Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, Former President, Nepalese Students’ Association in Japan (NESAJ)
10:45 – 11:00
Group photo

11:00 – 12:30 Session I – Gorkha Earthquake

Chair: Er. Dr. Ramesh K. Pokharel, Professor, Kyushu University

 

11:00 – 11:30
Lessons of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: What we learned and how we should prepare for the next big one (Keynote Lecture)
Er. Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Associate Professor, Ehime University
11:30 – 11:50
A study on role of historical courtyards as evacuation site during 2015 Gorkha Earthquake
Dr. Lata Shakya, JSPS Postdoc Fellow, University of Tokyo
11:50 – 12:10
Detection of non-linear site response using the main shock and its aftershocks of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake recorded at DMG and KATNP sites in the Kathmandu Valley
Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai, JSPS Doctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo
12:10 – 12:30
2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Ground motion, topographical effects on damage scenario and change in structural properties
Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, PhD Candidate, Kyoto University

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break (group lunch in nearby restaurants)
14:00 – 15:20 Session II – Gorkha Earthquake, Building, Material
Chair: Er. Dr. Krishna K. Bhetwal, Researcher, University of Tokyo
14:00 – 14:20
The Mental health and Psychosocial Service (MHPSS) issue: A highlighted issue after a Nepal earthquake
Dr. Bijay Gyawali, Clinical Psychologist, Japan IsraAid Support Program
14:20 – 14:40
Evaluation of thermal environment of the temporary shelter of Nepal after massive earthquake in 2015
Ms. Rita Thapa, Research Student, Tokyo City University
Prof. Hom B. Rijal, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Tokyo City University
14:40 – 15:00
Development of a biaxial contact element to analyze eccentric pounding between asymmetric buildings under bidirectional excitation
Ms. Sanjeema Bajracharya, MS Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology
15:00 – 15:20
Finite element analysis of carbon-fibre/epoxy stitched laminates with varied stitched density on in-plane tensile loading
Er. Prabij Joshi, PhD Student, Tokyo Metropolitan University
15:20 – 15:50 Tea Break
15:50 – 17:10 Session III – Water, Education, Energy, Food
Chair: Er. Dr. Achyut Sapkota, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu
15:50 – 16:10
Scenarios analysis for drinking water shortage management in Kathmandu Valley
Er. Dr. Binaya Kumar Mishra, Research Fellow, United Nations University
16:10 – 16:30
Exigency of integrating social media in Nepalese educational context
Mr. Jiwak Raj Bajracharya, PhD Candidate, International Christian University
16:30 – 16:50
A review on HEMS and thermal comfort evaluation of HEMS managed residential building in Japan
Mr. Rajan KC, PhD Student, Tokyo City University
16:50 – 17:10
Quality improvement of frozen paneer by using different freezing methods to minimize the frozen damage
Mr. Rajib Lochan Poudyal, MS Student, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
17:10 – 17:20 Concluding Remarks

For detailed abstracts of presentation and profile of presenters, session chairs, please look at the pdf below.

NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium CALL FOR PAPER

 

2016 NEAJ/NESAJ Joint Seminar on
Technologies and Development Policies
University of Tokyo
2016 June 18 (Saturday)
CALL FOR PAPER
As a regular and most popular event of NEAJ and NESAJ, we are proud to announce that in this year these two organizations are organizing a joint NEAJ/NESAJ Seminar in Tokyo on 18th June 2016 (Saturday). Academics, researchers, engineers, policy and business experts, and students from all disciplines of engineering, natural sciences and social sciences are cordially invited to submit their valuable papers. Papers related with the last year’s Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, status and prospects of recovery and reconstruction are solicited. Papers related with other disciplines are also highly acknowledged. All presented papers will be compiled together in the form of a proceeding and published on these organizations’ websites for open access to interested students and researchers.
GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
In order to make the uniformity in the paper length, we would like to request the authors to submit their papers of exactly two (2) pages (Paper size = A4; Font size = 10 (Times New Roman)). The paper heading should contain the title, author’s name, status (e.g., Ph.D. 2nd Year Student or M.S. 1st Year Student), affiliation, email address and phone number. The paper body should contain the introduction to the problem, methodology used to solve the problem, results of the research and its relevancy in Nepalese context. Try to avoid too much technical details or complicated mathematical equations so that all participants can easily understand the presentation.
IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due date: 2 June 2016
Acceptance notification:  6 June 2016
Symposium date: 18 June 2016
PAPER SUBMISSION ADDRESS
Please submit the paper to the following email address:
Symposium organizers: neajsymposium@gmail.com
VENUE
University of Tokyo (location detail will be announced soon.)
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dr. Ved P. Kafle, Coordinator
Dr. Jhabindra Ghimire, Member
Dr. Achyut  Sapkota, Member
Dr. Dhruba Panthi, Member
Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, Member
Er. Rocky Talchabhadel, Member
Er. Naba Raj Shrestha, Member
Mr. Tej Prakash Gurung, Member
ADVISORS:
Dr. Tara Nidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute, Kobe
Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Ehime University
Dr. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Bhubaneshwor Shah, PASCO Corporation, Tokyo
Dr. Phatta B. Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd
Dr. Ramesh K. Pokharel, Kyushu University,
Dr. Sudip Adhikari, Chubu University
Dr. Binaya K. Mishra, United Nations University
Dr. Bhoj Raj Pantha, KEI, Tokyo
Dr. Badri Bhakta Shrestha, AIST, Tsukuba

 

Call for Research grant to assist the Masters level thesis: Extended!

Date: 2014-11-21

 

Call for Research grant to assist the Masters level thesis: Extended!

We are pleased to inform that Nepalese Engineers Association, Japan (NEAJ) has decided to provide research grant from President Fund of NEAJ to assist the Masters Level Thesis of the students of engineering studying in academic institute in Nepal.

Grant support: Research grant to assist the Masters level thesis of the student of Engineering studying in academic institution in Nepal.

Number of the Grants: Two (One male and One female).

Maximum Amount Allocated: NRS 25,000 per grantee

We, NEAJ, are now accepting application for research grant to assist the Masters level thesis for year 2015.

Applicant (grantee) Eligibility: Each Applicant (grantee) for the research grant must:

(1)   Be a citizen of Nepal.

(2)   Be a current master course student of engineering studying in academic institute in Nepal.

(3)   Those who will conduct his research of master course thesis in year 2015.

Application Procedure:

The following document must be A4 size paper and written in English except document (1).

(1)   A copy of Nepali citizenship or passport

(2)   Resume with recent color photograph

(3)   Enrollment certificate of Master Course or any other supporting documents (letter from applicant’s institution)

(4)   List of publications (if any)

(5)   Past research activities or achievements

(6)   Essay on your research work in master course

(7)   Budget estimation for research (Maximum NRS 25,000)

(8)   A recommendation letter from applicant’s master course supervisor or Chief of the department/institute. The enrollment period of applicant and when applicant is going to start his/her master course thesis/research should be clearly mentioned in the letter.

All these application documents with cover letter must be sent to following email: neajapan2014@gmail.com

With subject “Application for research grant to assist the Masters level thesis”

Application Deadline: Extended! December 22, 2014 (Monday), January 9, 2015 (Friday), 5 PM Nepali Time.

 

For Further Inquiries:

Nepalese Engineers Association, Japan (NEAJ)

Email: neajapan2014@gmail.com

 

 

 

Seventh NEA-JC symposium on Current and Future Technologies

Seventh NEA-JC symposium on Current and Future Technologies


We would like to announce the call for papers for the Seventh “NEA-JC symposium on Current and Future Technologies” which is going to be organized in Chiba on MARCH 9th, 2014 (Sunday). Presentations are invited from Nepalese and non-Nepalese academics, researchers, experts and students. We would like to encourage doing presentation, to those working in different Japanese companies, whose work may not be a research but the ideas, experiences you have gained there could be applicable to others who try to do something similar in Nepal.

Key dates:

Submission of the two page summary: February 17, 2014 (Monday)

Download Template

Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2014(Friday)

Submission Address: symposium@neajc.org

Date, Time and Venue:

March 9, 2014 (Sunday)

10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

Interactive Dinner: 5:30 P.M to 7:30 P.M.

Venue: Chiba University, Nischiba Campus

: 1 minute walk from Shobu Line, Nishichiba Station

: 10 minutes walk from Keisei Chiba Line, Midoridai station

http://www.neajc.org/7thsymposium/venue.pdf

Registration:

Symposium Participation: Free

Interactive dinner: 2000 Yen (1000 Yen for students)

Organizing Committee:

Chairperson

Er. Dr. Jhabindra Prasad Ghimire

Technical Committee

Er. Dhurba Panthi, Tokyo University

Er. Kumar Simkhada, KDDI Corporation

Er. Dr. Pradip Khatri, Chiba University

Er. Dr. Sudip Adhikari, Nagoya University

Local Organizing Committee

Er. Abhilash Pokhrel

Er. Kamal Kumar Adhikari

Er. Khagendra Belbasea

 

 

 

 

Call for research papers for the NEA-JC Newsletter

Dear all,

Namaskar!

On behalf of the Publication Committee (PC), I would like to invite you to submit your valuable research paper (2-6 pages) to publish in our bi-annual newsletter of NEA-JC.

In order to maintain the uniformity among the research papers, the authors must prepare the paper by following the guidelines set by the PC. Please also provide author`s profile with photograph in the given format shown at the end of sample paper.

Please find the guidelines and sample paper in the links provided here. (The guidelines ; sample paper)

The paper must be submitted in Ms-Word file to justin_shrestha@hotmail.com by 15thSeptember, 2012.

If you have any queries then please feel free to email me.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

With best regards,

Justin Shrestha

(On behalf of NEA-JC Publication Committee 2012)

नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसनको स्वर्ण महोत्सव जापानमा पनि मनाइयो

नेपाली इन्जिनियरहरुको छाता संगठन नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन स्थापना भएको गौरवमय पचास वर्ष पुगेको अवसरमा जापानस्थित नेपाली इन्जिनियरहरुले टोकियोमा स्वर्ण महोत्सव कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरेका छन्। नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको आयोजनामा भएको उक्त कार्यक्रम नेपालको सन्दर्भमा उद्यमशीलता र विकासका लागि इन्जिनियरहरु’ विषयक एकदिने गोष्ठीसहित सम्पन्न भएको थियो।

उद्घाटन, किनोट प्रस्तुति, अनुसन्धान प्रस्तुति र प्यानल डिस्कसन गरी चार भागमा बाँडिएको महोत्सव कार्यक्रमको उद्घाटन सत्रमा नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरका अध्यक्ष डा नेत्रप्रकाश भण्डारीले सहभागीहरुलाई स्वागत गर्दै नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन तथा यसको जापान सेन्टरका बारेमा संक्षेपमा प्रकाश पार्नुभएको थियो। सो सत्रमा प्रमुख अतिथिको आसनबाट बोल्दै जापानका लागि महामहिम नेपाली राजदुत डा मदनकुमार भट्टराईले नेपाली समाजले इन्जिनियरहरुलाई दिएको उच्च स्थान र इन्जिनियरहरुबाट अपेक्षित भूमिकाको बारेमा चर्चा गर्नुभएको थियो भने अतिथिहरु एनआरएन जापानका महासचिव डा। राजेन्द्र पराजुली, नेसाजका कार्यकारी सचिव राजन भट्टराई तथा ट्युनेफका कोषाध्यक्ष डा प्रकाश शाक्यले शुभकामना मन्तव्य व्यक्त गर्नुभएको थियो।

मन्तव्यको चरण सकिएपछि महामहिम राजदुत डा। भट्टराईले नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको स्थापना तथा त्यसपछिका यसका गतिविधिहरुमा पुर्‍याउनुभएको अमूल्य योगदानका लागि वरिष्ठ सदस्य डा सूर्यराज आचार्यलाई प्रशंसा पत्रसहित सम्मान गर्नुभएको थियो। सम्मानित व्यक्तित्व डा आचार्यले सहकर्मीहरुबाट हुने यस किसिमको सम्मानको उच्च महत्त्व हुने बताउँदै कार्यक्रमको विशेष आमन्त्रित प्रस्तुतिको रुपमा राज्य पुनर्संरचनास् सही प्रश्नहरु विषयक कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गर्नुभएको थियो। उद्घाटन सत्रको संचालन नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरका कार्यकारी सदस्य सत्य नारायण शर्माले गर्नुभएको थियो।

उद्घाटन सत्रपछिको किनोट सत्रमा डा वेदप्रसाद काफ्ले र डा नेत्रप्रकाश भण्डारीले क्रमशस् इन्टरनेट तथा मोबाइल संचार प्रविधि र हालै पोखराको सेती नदीमा आएको बाढीका प्रारम्भिक खोजहरुको बारेमा आफ्ना प्रस्तुतिहरु राख्नुभएको थियो। कार्यक्रमका अन्य प्रस्तोताहरुमा राष्ट्रिय भूकम्प प्रविधि समाज नेपालका कार्यकारी उपनिर्देशक रमेश गुरागाईँ, टोकियो इन्स्टिच्युट अफ टेक्नोलोजीका बुद्धरत्न श्रेष्ठ तथा टोकियो विश्वविद्यालयका प्रेमप्रकाश खत्री र रमेश पोखरेल हुनुहुन्थ्यो।

कार्यक्रमको अन्त्यमा नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसनका पचास वर्ष र नेपालमा इन्जिनियरिङ् पेशा विषयमा प्यानल डिस्कसन राखिएको थियो। सो प्यानल डिस्कसनलाई डा। नेत्रप्रकाश भण्डारीले सहजीकरण गर्नुभएको थियो भने प्यानलिस्टको रुपमा डा सूर्यराज आचार्य, डा वेदप्रसाद काफ्ले तथा रमेश गुरागाईँले आ-आफ्ना विचार राख्नुभएको थियो। सो छलफलको निचोडका रुपमा इन्जिनियरिङ पेशाको मर्यादा कायम राख्न तथा व्यावसायिकता अभिवृद्धि गर्न इन्जिनियरहरु आफै सचेत हुनुपर्ने तथा नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसनजस्तो पेशागत संस्थामा असभ्य स्तरको राजनीतिक अभ्यासलाई सबैले आ-आफ्नो ठाउँबाट निरुत्साहित पार्नुपर्ने कुरामा जोड दिइएको थियो। साथै इन्जिनियरिङ पेशाको गुणस्तर निश्चित गर्न तथा इन्जिनियरिङ अभ्यासलाई व्यवस्थित बनाउन प्रोफेसनल लाइसेन्सिङको व्यवस्था गर्नेतर्फ नेपाल इन्जिनियरिङ काउन्सिलको ध्यान जानुपर्ने विषयमा पनि सहभागीहरुले मत राखेका थिए।

सोही कार्यक्रमकै अवसर पारेर ब्लड क्यान्सरको उपचारको क्रममा रहेकी इन्जिनियर रोमा गुरुङको सहयोगार्थ साइतामा विश्वविद्यालयस्थित नेपालीहरुको संस्था साइदाइ परिवारले संकलन गरेको सहयोग राशी ४४,८०० जापानी येन सो संस्थाका तर्फबाट वरिष्ठ सदस्य डा झविन्द्र घिमिरेले नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरका अध्यक्ष डा नेत्रप्रकाश भण्डारीलाई हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभएको थियो। सो रकम सेन्टरले संकलन गरेको रोमा गुरुङ कोषमा दाखिला हुने र अहिलेसम्म जम्मा भएको एकमुष्ठ रकम रोमा गुरुङको परिवारलाई हस्तान्तरण गरिने जानकारी दिइएको थियो।

टोकियो विश्वविद्यालयको मेगुरोस्थित कोमाबा रिसर्च क्याम्पसमा सम्पन्न कार्यक्रमको अन्त्यमा नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरका सचिव तथा कार्यक्रम आयोजक समितिका संयोजक ध्रुव पन्थीले कार्यक्रमलाई सफलतापूर्वक सम्पन्न गर्न सहयोग पुर्‍याउने इन्जिनियरिङ समुदायभित्र तथा बाहिरका सबै अग्रज र सहकर्मीहरुलाई धन्यवाद ज्ञापन गर्नुभएको थियो।

क्योटोमा पनि मनाइयो

यसैवीच क्योटोस्थित क्योटो बिश्वबिद्यालयको योसिदा क्याम्पसमा पनि इन्जिनियर दिवस मनाइयो । आगन्तुकहरुको स्वागतबाट सुरु भएको कार्यक्रममा इन्जिनियर ऋषिराम पराजुलीले आगन्तुकहरुलाई धन्यवाद दिंदै स्वागत गर्नुभएको थियो ।

दुई भागमा बाँडिएको कार्यक्रममा दुईवटा कार्यपत्र पेश गरिएको थियो । पहिलो सेसनको अध्यक्षता डा. हरिराम पराजुली र दोस्रोको अध्यक्षता डा. सुरेन्द्र ताम्राकारले गर्नुभएको थियो । दुवै चरणमा सहभागीहरुवीच महत्वपूर्ण बिषयहरुमा छलफल र अन्तरक्रिया भएका थिए । अन्त्यमा डा. क्षितिजचरण श्रेष्ठले कार्यक्रम समापन गर्नुभएको थियो ।

नेपाल इन्जिनियर एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरमा नयाँ कार्यसमिति

नेपाल इन्जिनियर एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरमा नयाँ कार्यसमिति

नेपाल इन्जिनियर एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको नयाँ-सातौं) कार्यसमिति चयन भएको छ । निर्वाचन समितिले दिएको जानकारीअनुसार सात सदस्यीय नयाँ कार्यसमितिका सवै उम्मेदवार निर्विरोध निर्वाचित भएका छन् ।

जसअनुसार नयाँ कार्यसमितिको अध्यक्षमा डा. नेत्रप्रकाश भण्डारी(इहिमे बिश्वबिद्यालय) उपाध्यक्षमा डा. मधुसुदन कायस्थ(चुवु बिश्वबिद्यालय), सचिवमा ध्रुव पन्थी(टोक्यो बिश्वबिद्यालय) कोषाध्यक्षमा रामप्रसाद ढुंगाना(केवी सफ्टवेयर कर्पोरेशन) तथा सदस्यहरुमा हरिबहादुर पहारी (फुजी फुरुकावा इन्जिनियरिङ एण्ड कन्सट्रक्सन कम्पनी), जस्टिन श्रेष्ठ (होक्काईदो बिश्वबिद्यालय) र सत्यनारायण शर्मा (साइतामा बिश्वबिद्यालय) रहेका छन् ।

एसोसिएसनको हालै सम्पन्न साधारणसभाले संस्थाका पूर्व अध्यक्ष डा. बेदप्रसाद काफ्लेको संयोजकत्वमा डा.फत्तबहादुर थापा र डा. अखिलेसकुमार कर्ण सदस्य रहेको निर्वाचन समिति गठन गरेको थियो ।

नेपाल इन्जिनियर एसोसिएसनको बिधानअनुसार चल्नेगरि नेपाली इन्जिनियरहरुले केही देशमा देशीय साखाहरु संचालन गरेका छन् ।

तीमध्ये जापान सेन्टर सवैभन्दा सक्रिय शाखा हो जसमा जापानमा कार्यरत ७२ जना नेपाली इन्जिनियरहरु सदस्य रहेका छन् ।

April 22, 2012: इन्जिनियर एसोसिएन जापान सेन्टरको साधारणसभा सम्पन्न

इन्जिनियर एसोसिएन जापान सेन्टरको साधारणसभा सम्पन्न 

जापानमा कार्यरत नेपाली इन्जिनियरहरुको संगठन नेपाल इन्जिनियर एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको साधारणसभा यही अप्रली २० देखि २२ मा सम्पन्न भएको छ ।संस्थाका सचिव डा. मधुसुदन कायस्थले टोक्यो नेपाललाई दिनुभएको जानकारी अनुसार साधारणसभामा छटौं कार्यसमितिले गरेका बाषिर्क प्रगति बिबरण र आर्थिक प्रतिबेदन अनुमोदन गरिएको छ । सहभागी सवै सदस्यले कार्यसमितिको कामको प्रसंसा गरेका थिए ।

 यसैगरि साधारणसभाले सातौं कार्यसमितिको निर्वाचनका लागि संस्थाका पूर्व अध्यक्ष डा. बेदप्रसाद काफ्लेको संयोजकत्वमा निर्वाचन समिति गठन गरिएको छ । काफ्लेले समितिमा अन्य दुई सदस्य पछि थप्ने बताइएको छ ।

काफ्लेले बिकाश गर्नुभएको इलेक्ट्रोनिक भोटिङ सिस्टमले जापानको नेसाज लगायत केही संस्थाको निर्वाचन सम्पन्न भइसकेको छ ।

निर्वाचन समिति गठनसँगै पुरानो कार्यसमिति भंग गरिएको छ भने नयाँ कार्यसमिति चयन नभएसम्मका लागि निर्वाचन समितिले नै कार्यसमितिका रुपमा काम गर्ने सचिव कायस्थले बताउनुभयो ।

November 20, 2011: नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको पाचौ वाषिक कार्यक्रम भब्यताका साथ सम्पन्न

नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरको पाचौ वाषिक कार्यक्रम भब्यताका साथ सम्पन्न

नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसनको बिधान अन्तर्गत रहि जापानमा अध्ययनरत तथा कार्यरत नेपाली ईन्जिनियरहरुका बिचमा पेशागतहित र समुन्नतिका लागि आपसि सहयोग र सुसम्बन्ध अभिबृदि गरी नेपालको विकासको काममा नेपाली  इन्जिनियर समुदायको भुमिका प्रभाबशाली बनाउनका लागि २००३ सालमा स्थापना भएको संस्था नेपाल इन्जिनियर्स एसोसिएसन जापान सेन्टरले आफ्नो पाचौ वाषिक कार्यक्रम “Current and Future Technologies”नामक एकदिने कार्यशाला गोष्ठी नोभेम्बर २०, २०११ आइतवार जापानको  द युनिभर्सिटि अफ टोकियो (होन्गो  क्याम्पस ) मा भब्यताका साथ सम्पन्न भयो |यस कार्यक्रममा जापानमा अध्ययनरत तथा कार्यरत बिभिन्न ईन्जिनियरहरुले आफुले गरेका अध्ययन तथा अनुसन्धानहरुलाई कार्यपत्रको रुपमा पेश गर्नुका साथै यहाँ सिकेको प्रविधीलाई नेपालमा कसरी भित्राउन सकिन्छ र त्यसक्रममा आइपर्ने जटिलताको बारेमा छलफल भएको थियो।

द युनिभर्सिटी अफ टोक्योमा आयोजना गरिएको उक्त कार्यक्रम उदघाटन र प्राबिधिक सेसन गरी दुई सेसनमा बिभाजन गरिएको थियो। उदघाटन समारोहमा नेपाल ईन्जिनियर्स एसोसियसन जापान सेन्टरका अध्यक्ष डा. विष्णु प्रसाद पाण्डे स्वागत मन्तब्य दिनुभएको थियो तथा समापनमा पनि नेपाल ईन्जिनियर्स एसोसियसन जापान सेन्टरका अध्यक्ष डा. विष्णु प्रसाद पाण्डेले त्यहाँ उपस्थित तथा कार्यक्रम सफल बनाउन सहयोग गर्नुहुने सबैलाई बिशेष धन्यवाद दिँदै कार्यक्रमको अन्त्य गर्नुभएको थियो। यस उदघाटन कार्यक्रममा “TUNEF” (टोक्यो युनिभर्सिटी नेपलिज फोरुम)को तर्फबाट TUNEF का कोषाध्यक्ष ई. रमेश पोख्रेल कार्यक्रमको सफलताको लागि शुभकामना ब्यक्त गर्नु भएको थियो। साथै उक्त कार्यशाला कार्यक्रमका संयोजक ई. सफल सुबेदीले कार्यक्रम सफलतापूर्वक संचालन गर्न सहयोग गर्नुहुने तथा सहभागी साथीहरुमा धन्यवाद ज्ञापन गर्नुभएको थियो । उक्त कार्यक्रमको संचालन  द युनिभर्सिटी अफ टोक्योका ई. केशब शर्माले गर्नु भएको थियो भने कार्यक्रमको ब्यबस्थापना ई. रमेश पोख्रेलले गर्नु भएको थियो।

उदघाटन सेसन पछी सुरु प्राबिधिक सेसनको पहिलो खण्डमा टोक्यो ईन्स्टिच्युट अफ टेच्नोलोजीका सहायक प्रध्यापक डा. सिन्या हानाउका र ग्लोबल कार्बन प्रोजेक्टका निर्देशक डा. शोभाकर ढकालले आ- आफ्नो कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गर्नु भएको थियो। यस खण्डको अध्यक्षता डा. सुर्य राज आचार्यले गर्नुभएको थियो।
प्राबिधिक सेसनको दोस्रो खण्डमा युनिभर्सिटी अफ टोक्योका डा. दिनेश मानन्धर, द युनिभर्सिटी अफ टोक्योकै ई. धुर्ब पन्थी, सइतामा युनिभर्सिटीका ई. सफल सुबेदी, टोक्यो ईन्स्टिच्युट अफ टेच्नोलोजीका ई. कबिर शाक्य र द युनिभर्सिटी अफ टोक्योका ई. केशब शर्माले आ-आफ्नो कार्यपत्र रोचक ढंगले प्रस्तुत गर्नु भएको थियो। यस प्राबिधिक सेसनको दोस्रो खण्डको अध्यक्षता डा. हरी प्रसाद पराजुलीले गर्नु भएको थियो।

प्राबिधिक सेसनको अन्तिम खण्डमा जापानमा बसेका नेपालीहरुको ज्ञान तथा सिपलाई कसरी नेपालमा भित्राउने भन्ने बारेमा संयुक्त अन्तर्कृया भएको थियो। उक्त अन्तर्कृयामा डा. शोभाकर ढकाल, डा. दिनेश मानन्धर र डा. अखिलेश कुमार कर्णले बिशेष धारणा राख्नु भएको थियो भने उँहाहरुको धारणामा अन्य सहभागीहरुले मिश्रित प्रतिकृया जनाउनु भएको थियो। यस संयुक्त कार्यक्रममा डा. वेद प्रसाद कफ्लेले मध्यस्तकर्ताको भूमिका निर्बाहा गर्नुभएको थियो।
बिभिन्न क्षेत्रका नेपाली तथा जापानिज प्रोफेसर, अनुसन्धानकर्ता, विद्यार्थी र अन्य महानुभावहरुको उल्लेखनिय उपस्थिती रहेको थियो ।

उक्त कार्यशाला बारे अन्य जानकारी चहिएमा नेपाल ईन्जिनियरस एसोसियर्स जापान सेन्टरको होमपेज www.neajc.org मा जानु होला।

November 18, 2011: Program details of a one-day workshop on “Current and Future Technologies”

PROGRAM OUTLINE

As an annual event of Nepal Engineers’ Association – Japan Center (NEA-JC), the Event Management Committee (EMC) of NEA-JC 6th Executive Committee is organizing a one-day workshop on “Current and Future Technologies” in Tokyo on 20 November, 2011. Nepalese (and non-Nepalese) academics, researchers, experts and students from various engineering, natural science and social science disciplines are cordially invited to participate in the program. The final program is outlined hereunder;

10:00 – 10:25 Opening Plenary; MC: Keshab Sharma

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and opening address by Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, President, NEA-JC
10:05 – 10:10 Remarks by Chiranjibi Thapa, Vice-President, NRNA
10:10 – 10:15 Remarks by Puskar Jung Thapa, Member, NESAJ
10:15 – 10:20 Remarks by Ramesh Pokharel, Treasurer, TUNEF
10:20 – 10:25 Vote of thanks by Shaphal Subedi, Coordinator , Workshop Organizing Committee

10:25 – 11:45 Keynote Session; Chair: Dr. Surya Raj Acharya

10:25 – 10:55 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shinya Hanaoka (Asso. Prof., Tokyo Institute of Technology) 

Title: Cross border transport in landlocked countries

10:55—11:05 Q&A
11:05 – 11:35 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal (Director, Global Carbon Project, NIES) 

Title: Global Climate change and climate vulnerability of Nepal.

11:35—11:45 Q&A

11:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:10 Technical Presentations Session; Chair: Dr. Hari Ram Parajuli

13:30 – 13:45 Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Manandhar (Visiting Researcher, The University of Tokyo) 

Title: Bridging the Technological Development between Nepal and Japan in the field of Space Technology Applications and Research (STAR)

13:45 – 13:50 Q&A
13:50 – 14:05 Speaker: Dhruba Panthi (PhD Student, The University of Tokyo) 

Title: Emerging trends and the future of energy technologies

14:05 – 14:10 Q&A
14:10 – 14:25 Speaker: Shaphal Subedi (PhD Student, Saitama University) 

Title: Development of hydrophobic capillary barrier system for solid waste landfill capping

14:25 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:45 Speaker: Kabir Shakya (PhD Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology) 

Title: Preliminary investigation of the damaged buildings in Bhaktapur and Eastern Nepal due to Nepal-Sikkim earthquake of September 18, 2011

14:45 – 14:50 Q&A
14:50 – 15:05 Speaker: Keshab Sharma (Master Student, The University of Tokyo) 

Title: Slacking effect on shear strength and creep deformation of crushed mud stone

14:05 – 15:10 Q&A

 

15:10 – 15:25 Break

15:25-16:40 Integrated discussion on the theme of the workshop;

Panelists: Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal (NIES, Japan)

Dr. Dinesh Manandhar (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Karna (Nippon Koei Company Ltd., Japan)

Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle (NIICT, Japan) <<< Moderator >>>

16:40 – 16:45 Concluding Remarks: by Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, President, NEA-JC

 

PRESENTATION SUMMARIES AND SPEAKERS’ PROFILES

Title: Cross border transport in landlocked countries

Speaker: Prof. Shinya Hanaoka

Summary: Many landlocked countries (LLCs) have difficulty in international trade. Since LLCs have no their own seaport, they have to across at least one border when they access to seaports located in neighbor transit countries (TCs) for trading through maritime transport. Previous researches concluded that LLCs had disadvantage compared to coastal countries in terms of trade and economic activities. This presentation aims to identify the characteristics of international freight transport of LLCs.

Speaker’s profile: Dr. Hanaoka is an Assoc. Professor (2007~now) at Department of International Development Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering in Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). Before joining Tokyo Tech, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer (2003-2004) and as an Asst. Prof. (2004-2007) in Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), as a Researcher (1999-2003) and Senior Researcher (Apr-Jul, 2003) in Institute for Transport Policy Studies (Tokyo, Japan). He has visiting positions at several other institutes and universities in Japan, Thailand and UK as well. His research areas include transport development studies, air transport, transport logistics, transport infrastructure management, among others. He has authored/co-authored nearly 20 referred international journal articles and more than 15 referred national journal articles.

 

Title: Global Climate change and climate vulnerability of Nepal

Speaker: Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal

Summary: This talk would start with key drivers of global climate change and an overview of global climate change impacts. These are global trends of greenhouse gas emissions and the current state of understanding on the impacts of climate change and their regional diversity. The talk would then downscale the discussions to Hindu Kush mountain region and especially to Nepal. In the context of climate change, knowledge gaps in Nepal will be discussed and the vulnerability of Nepal to climate change and its regional variations will be discussed based on the published studies. The talk will also touch upon the role of knowledge and technology transfer to cope with climate change impacts.

Speaker’s profile: Dr. Dhakal is one of the two executive directors of the Global Carbon Project, an international scientific program hosted by CSIRO Canberra (Australia) and NIES Tsukuba (Japan). His core expertise is on urban carbon modeling and management but covers a broad portfolio of activities in the area of carbon cycle, climate change mitigation and urban system.  He is also a visiting Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies of Nagoya University Japan and a guest research scholar of International Institute for Applied System Analyses in Austria. Dr. Dhakal serves as Coordinating Lead Author to the Working Group III of IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and contributes to UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) as Principle Scientific Reviewer. He has published over forty papers, several book chapters, edited two books, co-edited four journal special issues and others. He is currently a senior editor to carbon Management Journal, associate editor to Journal of Industrial Ecology and a member of editorial advisory board of International Energy Journal. His co-edited book “Low Carbon Transport in Asia” will be available in a month from Francis and Taylor (UK).

Title: Bridging the Technological Development between Nepal and Japan in the field of Space Technology Applications and Research (STAR)

Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Manandhar

Summary: Many applications related with disaster prevention, management, early warning systems, weather forecasting and navigation etc use information from satellites in the space. Such applications are increasing day by day and are depending on satellite data since these data are getting cheaper (or even free) due to possibility of launching micro-satellites and increased global coverage. GNSS is widely used for navigation and positioning applications like car, chip, aircraft and even pedestrian navigation. In the next few years Asia Pacific region will be the most well covered region by these satellites since Japan, China and India are launching their own satellites. This will generate lot of applications together with huge business opportunities. In this regard, Nepal cannot be left alone to use these satellite data that are freely available. In order to get the maximum possible benefits from such technologies, Nepal shall establish its own technological unit and research facilities. In this paper, approaches for technological development between Nepal and Japan will be discussed in the field of Global navigation Satellite System (GNSS) by conducting joint R&D projects, capacity building and conducting web-based courses.

Speaker’s profile: Dr. Manandhar is a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo. He received Ph. D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2001. He is involved in Signal Design and Applications Development in the field of Global Navigation Satellite System especially MICHIBIKI satellite (Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System for Navigation and Positioning).

 

Title: Emerging trends and the future of energy technologies

Speaker: Dhruba Panthi

Summary: Growing global environmental problems, continuously depleting fossil-based conventional energy resources and energy security concerns of various nations have all urged to a shift to more efficient, clean and sustainable energy systems. In recent decades, there has been a considerable progress in exploiting renewable energy resources, exploring alternative routes of energy conversion as well as increasing the efficiency of existing power generation and end-use processes. However, there is still a long way to go in order to make the alternative energy technologies competitive with the conventional ones in terms of cost, performance and reliability. Moreover, several emerging energy technologies themselves are strongly competing with each other to lead the race. This presentation will give an overview of these recent trends along with insights on the future of the energy industry mainly from a perspective of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. The significance of novel developments in energy technologies in Nepalese context will also be briefly discussed.

Speaker’s profile: Mr. Panthi is currently pursuing his doctoral study in mechanical engineering at the University of Tokyo. He completed bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tribhuvan University in 2006 and master’s degree in the same stream from the University of Tokyo in last September. Before coming to Japan, he worked as production engineer for Alcoa CSI Nepal, a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., for almost two years and was also briefly involved in instructing undergraduate students at Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University. His current research is primarily focused on electrochemical energy conversion and energy system engineering.

 

Title: Development of hydrophobic capillary barrier system for solid waste landfill capping

Speaker: Shaphal Subedi

Summary: Alternative earthen capping systems such as capillary barriers and evapotranspirative covers are recognized as useful technical solutions for landfill final cover systems in developing countries semi-arid and arid climate. However, their application to the landfills at wet regions seems to be matter of concern due to loss of their impending capacity under high precipitation.  In developing the possible concept of “hydrophobic capillary barriers”, the development technique to enhance the impermeable properties of capillary barriers, which consists of turning the coarse grain surface of subsoil water repellent by mixing it with low-cost and locally available hydrophobic material such as oleic acid and stearic acid were discussed by water repellency test. The desired characteristics of such techniques are: (a) allow use of soils located nearby the landfill, (b) assure the sustainable and long term performance, (c) be economically affordable to be implemented in developing countries.

Speaker’s profile: Mr. Subedi is a Ph.D. student in Saitama University at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. His majors are Geoenvionmental Engineering and Wastewater Engineering. Current research interests are pollution control and environmental risk assessment at waste disposal landfill sites.

 

Title: Preliminary investigation of the damaged buildings in Bhaktapur and Eastern Nepal due to Nepal-Sikkim earthquake of September 18, 2011

Speaker: Kabir Shakya

Summary: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 jolted eastern Nepal on September 18, 2011 at 18:25 (Nepalese Standard Time) with shaking felt 272 km west in the capital, Kathmandu.  The epicenter was located at Nepal-India border (27.72°N, 88.06°E) (Taplejung District of Nepal) and the focal depth was 19.7 km.  This shallow focus earthquake lasted for about 30-40 seconds and affected several areas of Nepal, India, China, Bhutan and Bangladesh.  The devastating earthquake claimed the lives of 111 people with the maximum of 97 in India.  A press release of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal on October 24, 2011 reported a total of 6 casualties in Nepal which includes 3 deaths in Kathmandu, 2 in Sunsari and 1 in Sankhuwasabha.  Similarly, 30 people were critically injured and 134 suffered minor injuries.  A total of 6,435 houses were completely damaged, 11,520 were partially damaged and 3,024 houses suffered only minor damage throughout the country.

From the preliminary investigation it was found that most of the buildings in Bhaktapur which suffered extensive damage were old and constructed using sun dried bricks with mud mortar.  The buildings were built prior to the implementation of building design codes.  The heavily damaged or collapsed buildings in the eastern part of Nepal were primarily constructed using random rubble stone masonry with mud mortar which offers very weak resistance to lateral loads and extremely vulnerable to seismic loads.  The buildings with timber frame exhibited better performance compared to the stone masonry buildings.  The local construction technique so called “Centibera” which is composed of timber framing with woven bamboo strips found to be more appropriate for those locations as almost no damage or cracks were observed in such buildings.  Extensive shear cracks and flexural cracks on the structural walls were very common in most of the buildings.  Besides, the collapse of building due to structural pounding was also found.  No damage to the bridges and no landslides were noticed in the investigated locations.

Speaker’s profile: Mr. Shakya is currently a PhD. Student at Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama Campus. He completed his Diploma and Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1998 and 2004, respectively. He obtained Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He has also engaged in design, construction and supervision of numerous residential, commercial buildings, hospital buildings and institutional buildings during 1998 to 2006. He is interested in analysis and design of earthquake resistant structures particularly RC buildings and bridges.  He is currently involved in research work for the optimization of reinforcements at beam-column joints of bridges by using steel fiber reinforced concrete.

 

Title: Slacking effect on shear strength and creep deformation of crushed mud stone

Speaker: Keshab Sharma

Summary: In this paper, a series of direct shear tests was conducted on mudstones with different initial water content and varying stress ratio i.e. ratio of shear stress and normal stress by using a modified direct shear apparatus. Different specimens with varying initial water content were consolidated, then applied creep load and fully submerged under creep loading. Then, shear strength and creep deformation characteristics were examined for each sample. The effects of initial water content for saturated mudstones on shear strength and creep deformations are investigated in this paper. A significant creep deformation and a reduction in the peak shear strength after saturation were observed for dry sample (initial water content zero) as compared to other samples with certain initial water content even all samples have nearly same density. Sieve analysis also performed to investigate the changes in particle size distribution before and after experiment. The gap between shear displacement-creep time and shear stress-shear displacement of specimens with and without saturation can be considered to represent an effect of slaking on mudstones. Similarly, finer particles obtained after experiment can be considered as slaking effect on mudstones.

Speaker’s profile: Mr. Sharma is currently pursuing his Master degree in Civil Engineering at The University of Tokyo. He completed bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University in 2007. Before coming to Japan, he involved in rural infrastructure development. He had experience of designing more than thirty trail bridges, micro-hydro and rural roads. He worked as a full time lecturer at Kathmandu Engineering College and also as a part time lecturer at many Engineering Colleges in Kathmandu. His current research is primarily focused on earthquake induced Geo-disaster, slaking of mudstones and slope failure etc.

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PROGRAM VENUE

Institute: The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus

Address: Engineering Building No. 1 (Civil Engineering) (block no. 70 in the map).

Room:  14 (Ground floor)

Contact phone: Shaphal Subedi (080-40725450), Keshab Sharma (080-37504992)

Access: Hongo Sanchome Stn (8min walk from Marunouchi subway or 6min walk from Oeda subway)

Visit: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/documents/Hongo_CampusMap_E.pdf (for details of venue location and access)

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Er. Deepak Raj Bhat, Ehime University

Er. Deepak Raj Pant, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Er. Hari B. Pahari, Fuji Electric E & C Co. Ltd.

Er. Keshab Sharma, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Kshitiz Charan Shrestha, Kyoto University

Er. Kumar Shimkhada, KDDI

Er. Kabir Shakya, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Er. Laxmi Prasad Suwal, The University of Tokyo

Er. Maheswor Shrestha, The University of Tokyo

Er. Mukta Sapkota, Kyoto University

Er. Priza Kayestha, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Er. Rajesh Shapkota, HITACHI

Er. Ram Krishna Regmi, Kyoto University

Er. Shaphal Subedi, Saitama University (Coordinator)

Er. Satya Narayan Sharma, Saitama University

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Achyut Sapkota, Chiba University

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Karna, Nippon Koei

Dr. Badri Bhakta Shrestha, Kyoto University

Dr. Bhoj Raj Pantha, KEI, Ginza, Tokyo

Dr. Bhubaneshwor Shah, PASCO Corporation, Tokyo

Dr. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Hari Ram Parajuli, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Dr. Jhabindra Ghimire, Common wealth Engineers Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Dr. Madhusudan Kayastha, Chubu University

Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Ehime University, Matsuyama

Dr. Phatta Bahadur Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

Dr. Rabindra Raj Giri, Osaka Sangyo University

Dr. Rabindra Osti, ICHARM, Tsukuba

Dr. Sanat Wagle, Osaka University

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal, NIES, Tsukuba

Dr. Sudip Adhikari, Chubu University

Dr. Sunil Kumar Karna, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, Institute of Transport Policies Studies, Tokyo

Dr. Tara Nidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute Kobe

Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle, NICT, Tokyo

Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, University of Yamanashi (Coordinator)