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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nirajan Dhakal

Past Fellow
Postdoctoral Associate
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

I am a hydrologist and my research has focused upon two major areas: (a) developing innovative and efficient methods for hydrological analysis and modeling, and (b) developing new methods to understand the time varying nature of precipitation extremes and their implications on infrastructure design (especially, stormwater). I am working towards the development of novel approaches to understanding hydrologic variability and change and developing predictive tools for proactive environmental and water resources management.


Nirajan Dhakal is now an Assistant Professor at Spelman College.


B.E., Civil Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2007
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Water Resources), Auburn University, 2012
M.S.C, Civil Engineering (Water Resources), Auburn University, 2010


Department of Environmental Engineering


Graduate Research Assistant, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, January 2008 to May 2012
Sustainability Solutions Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Maine, September 2012 to October 2014
Instructor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine, September 2013 to May 2014