Symposium: New Frontiers in Physical Sciences and Prosperity

Symposium: New Frontiers in Physical Sciences and Prosperity

Date: 14 October 2018

Time: 16:00-18:10

Hall: TBC



Without putting serious efforts into advancement of Science Education, Research and Innovation, Nepal’s technology-based future cannot be secured. This symposium will focus on how best to utilize Diaspora’s diverse expertise pool to overcome the knowledge, and science & technology policy gaps that are currently hindering national prosperity. 


Focus: Physical Sciences & GoN Policies, Knowledge Sharing, Networking & Research Collaboration, Scholarship & Experts Exchanges.


Background: Various universities offer Physical Science (PS) education in Nepal. There are thousands of Undergraduates, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree holders, hundreds of PhD scholars, and many dozens are carrying out PhD research. The interest in all levels of PS education is growing every year. Unfortunately, the methods of teaching and research followed in Nepal are not keeping pace with the approach taken by developed countries. To improve the skills of Nepali experts, we have to upgrade and update our ways of teaching and doing research. Without the advancement in new frontiers of physical sciences, knowledge-based economy and sustainable prosperity is difficult to achieve.


There is a huge potential to develop PS education in Nepal. Nepalese graduates have shown commendable performances and competitive edge in both PS education and research globally, once they are provided with right platform and opportunities. It is now time for us to start creating similar opportunities, and education and research environment in Nepal. It requires revamping Government of Nepal’s (GoN) science education, research and technology development policies. It is indubitable that the Nepali Diaspora residing around the globe can play a unique and important role. NRN Diaspora should be an active partner of GoN for achieving future modernization of Nepal’s physical science environment. We plan to organize a symposium on New Frontiers in Physical Sciences to explore and help address Nepal’s need in this direction.


Themes: In line with the objectives of the First NRN Global Knowledge Convention, this symposium will focus on the following themes.


  1. Inadequacies of GoN’s policies pertaining to science education, research and technology development
  2. Policy gaps in inviting and encouraging Diaspora knowledge and expertise investment in Nepal for the long-term development of science and technology
  3. Physical sciences’ current state-of-the-art in Nepal, and knowledge and infrastructure gap compared to where the nation aspires to be
  4. Diaspora resources pool in physical sciences and ways to address Nepal’s need through networking, knowledge sharing, research collaborations, training, experts exchanges, scholarships, and infrastructure development
  5. Diaspora role in helping physical science research transition into industrial application


Programme Schedule

Symposium 8: New Frontiers in Physical Sciences and Prosperity
13 October 2018, 16:00-18:10, Malshree Hall
Session Chair: Prof Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya, Moderetor: Prof Narayan Adhikari 
InvitedFernando Quevedo, Prof Development of fundamental science: way to reduce brain drain in developing countries like NepalDirector, International Center For Theoretical Physics,
InvitedBhadra Man Tuladhar, Prof Science, technology and development Kathmandu University,
Contributed Bishal Sitoula, Prof Need for personal transformation in changing NepalNorwegian University of Life Science,
Contributed Tara Sigdel, DrHarnessing expertise from diaspora and “Big Data” resources in biomedicine for training youth in Nepal
University of California, San Francisco,
Contributed Dhaka Ram Bhandari, DrBiodiversity, bioresources and development advancing EDMJustus Liebig University Giessen,
Rapid FireMadhav Prasad Ghimire, Manuel RichterChemical gating of a weak topological insulatorIFW-Dresden, Germany, & Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur,
Rapid FireNashir Ahamad, MrSimulation of electric field distribution using COSMOL multiphysicsIndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
Rapid Fire Deependra ParajuliEntrepreneurship course for scientists and engineersDepartment of Physics, College of Science & Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
Panel DiscussionSuresh Raj Sharma, Prof Founding Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Pradeep Pradhan, Prof Tribhuvan University,
Lalu Poudel, Prof Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University,
Rajani Malla, ProfCentral Department Of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur,
SummaryTirtha Raj Khaniya, ProfTo be confirmedVice Chancellor, Tribhuvan University,
PosterBhojraj BhandariAn experimental study on phase transition behavior of (Ba1-xMgx)TiO3 (x= 0.04 & 0.08) ceramics Department of Physics, GoldenGate International College; Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk
PosterDeepak PandeyTransport properties of valine in water at different temperaturesCentral Department of Physics, Tribhuvan
PosterDeependra ParajuliInvestigations on Mxene as topological insulatorDepartment of Physics, College of Science & Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
PosterDeependra ParajuliStatus of material science, technology and electron microscopy in NepalDepartment of Physics, College of Science & Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
PosterDinesh Kumar YadavCo-operative effects of electron-correlation and spin-orbit coupling in double Perovskites SrLaBB’O6 (B=Ni, Fe; B’=Os, Ru)Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal & Condensed Matter Physics Research Center, Butwal,
PosterMukunda K.C and Jeewan Jyoti Nakarmi Theoretical study of magnetic field generation due to ponderomotive force in plasma Department of Physics GoldenGate International College, Kathmandu, Nepal
PosterNashir AhamadAdvancing EDM through simulation of electric field distribution using different dielectric systems on COMSOL multiphysics software and reducing overcut between tool and workpiece Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
PosterNirmala AdhikariStructural, electronic and magnetic properties of perovskites KTa1−xMnxO 3 ; (x = 0, 0.50, 0.67)Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan
PosterRajendra Prasad KoiralaMolecular interaction of O 6-methylguanine base of DNA with DNA repair protein AGTCentral Department of Physics, Tribhuvan
PosterSaran LamichhaneMolecular adsorption of CO and NO on Graphene/MoS2 heterostructureCentral Department of Physics, Tribhuvan
PosterSashi Nepal Effect of Cr doping on electronic and magnetic properties of inverse heusler alloy Mn2CoGaCentral Department of Physics, Tribhuvan
PosterShyam Prakash KhanalMolecular dynamics study of diffusion of amoxicillin in waterCentral Department of Physics, Tribhuvan


Symposium Programme Schedule (total time 100 minutes)

Invited talk 1 (30 min)

Invited talk 2 (20 min)

Contributed talk 1 (15 min)

Panel discussion/contributed talk (15 min)

Floor discussion (20 min)

Poster presentation (maximum 10 posters, open for 2 days)



Proposed International Speakers:

(Invited speakers to be confirmed)



Proposed National Speakers:

(Invited speakers to be confirmed)



Contact Information of Symposium Coordinators:

Dr. Hari Dahal , American Physical Society, USA (

Prof. Narayan Adhikari, Central Department of Physics, TU, Nepal