Krishna Chandra Devkota, PhD (Korea)

Dr. Krishna Devkota is a Senior Engineering Geologist who is working on geological and engineering geological research that mainly focused on hydropower and transportation sectors in Nepal; landslide hazard in Lao PDR, Korea and Nepal; Glacier Lake Outburst Flood hazard in Himalayan region; flood hazard in Southeast Asia; and cyclone hazard in the Pacific region. He developed landslide inventory maps along the National Highway of Lao PDR; and hazard, risk and vulnerability maps in different parts of Nepal, Lao PDR and South Korea.

Dr. Devkota finished his PhD in Geology form Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea in 2011. He is a visiting faculty in different educational institutions, including Central Department of Geology, Department of Geology of Tri-Chandra Campus, Armed Police Force Command and Staff Collage, and Institute of Crisis Management Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He teaches disaster risk reduction/management, climate change, and tunnelling and underground excavation to master’s students, and supervises master’s degree dissertations.

Dr. Devkota served as a Senior Researcher at the National Disaster Management Institute of Korean Government based in Seoul; Technical Specialist at Asian Disaster Preparedness Center based on Bangkok; Senior Engineering Geologist at Terrasense Switzerland Pvt. Ltd. based on Kathmandu; and Disaster Risk Management Specialist at Nepal Red Cross Society based on Kathmandu.

He has published research articles in various journals including Natural Hazards, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, and Landslides. Additionally, he has extensively disseminated his knowledge about landslide risk management, disaster resilient infrastructure development, and post-earthquake reconstruction through national medias.

Dr. Devkota has an avid interest in Geohazards and its impacts on economy, infrastructure, and society.


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Twitter: @kesandevkota

CV: Krishna Devkota_CV