Profile: Ram Manohar Shrestha, Prof. Dr.

Chairperson, Academic Council

Ram-Manohar-Shrestha

Brief biography: Prof. Shrestha has over 25 years of teaching and research in Energy Economics and Planning in AIT and other international universities. Currently, he is a Professor Emeritus at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Visiting Professor at Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan. He has served as the principal investigator of over 45 sponsored research projects on energy, environment and climate issues related to various Asian countries

Education: PhD. in Resource Economics and Management (AIT – Thailand, 1986); ME in Industrial Engineering and Management (AIT – Thailand, 1982); Bachelor of Law (Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1977); BE Electrical Engineering (with distinction) (Maharaja Sayajiraov University of Baroda, India, 1973)

Affiliation: Professor Emeritus at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Visiting Professor at Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan.

Brief work experience: Over 25 years of teaching and research in Energy Economics and Planning in AIT and other international universities; Coordinator of the Energy Program of AIT during 1995-1996 and Coordinator of Energy Economics and Planning Field of Study during 2001-2002.

Professional experience include: A Comparative Study of Energy Policies in Asian Countries; Economic Analysis of Biocoal Production; Energy cum Electricity Supply and Demand Analysis in P.R. China; Electric Utility Demand-Side Management in Developing Countries; Environmental Implications and Economics of Utility Planning in Selected Asian Countries.

Research involvements include: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Energy Efficiency Improvements; Acid Rain and Emission Reduction in Asia; Perspective Energy Planning of Nepal; Performance of Electric Utilities; Independent Power Producers and Electricity Pricing; Integrated Resource Planning and Environmental Implications; Associate Editor of Energy-The International Journal and Energy Economics and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of International Energy Journal; served as the principal investigator of over 45 sponsored research projects on energy, environment and climate issues related to various Asian countries; A recipient of the Best Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) in 1991.

Publications: Coauthored 3 books (namely, Energy Policies in Asia, Bio-coal Technology and Economics, and Baseline Methodologies for Clean Development Mechanism Project: A Guidebook); published extensively in refereed international journals including Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Resource and Energy Economics, and Journal of Environmental Management as well as in several international conference proceedings.