• Office: Biophotonics Lab, Phutung Research Institute, Balaju-16, Kathmandu 44611, Nepal
  • Phone: +977(01)5115106 (Mobile-phone on request)
  • Skype: ashimdhakal
  • Email: ad [at] pinstitute [dot] org

Dr. Ashim Dhakal holds a PhD and a M.Sc. degree in Photonics Engineering, and a B. Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering. He has been awarded several scholarships and awards since his school days: most notably Colombo plan scholarship and Erasmus mundus scholarship. As a scientist, he has published more than 36 high quality international publications with more than 440 citations. He has an h-index of 10 and i-10 index of 11. His cumulative impact factor is more than 40. His detailed curriculum vita can be found in this link.

Although Dr. Dhakal was working as a well established scientist in IMEC-Belgium, a world-leader in the microelectronics and micro-photonics research company, and university of Ghent, he returned Nepal in October 2016 to estabilish Phutung Research Institute, and to apply his skills and knowledge for the development of science and technology in the country.


Please check his CV, his Google Scholar profile, his ORCID ID (orcid.org/0000-0003-3025-9809), or the ResearcherID link below.

  • Ashim Dhakal
  • RID: G-1945-2014
  • Phutung Research Institute

Most recent publication date:

  1. Impact of fundamental thermodynamic fluctuations on light propagating in photonic waveguides made of amorphous materials
  2. Silicon Nitride Background in Nanophotonic Waveguide Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Times Cited: 8 (Web of Science Core Collection®)
  3. Lab-on-a-chip Raman sensors outperforming Raman microscopes Go to ResearcherID.com to view more information
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There is a precise causal relationship from the development of science and technology in any micro or macro societal structure to its economical sucess, political freedom, development and overall well-being. If any developing country has to develop as a society, a single prerequisite is the development of science and technology.

Dr. Dhakal, one of the founders of this institute, explaining the connection between his international exposure via European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme, and how it inspired him to startup Phutung Research Institute.