Yadu Pokhrel

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

Dr. Yadu Pokhrel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He obtained PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He conducted postdoctoral research first at Hokkaido University, Japan and then at Rutgers University where he next served as a research assistant professor at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences before joining MSU in 2014. Dr. Pokhrel teaches three different undergraduate courses in the area of hydrology and hydraulics, and two graduate courses on large-scale hydrology and hydrological modeling. His research encompasses broad areas of hydrological modeling considering human activities and climate impacts on freshwater systems. He has published 45+ peer-reviewed articles, and has been a PI or CO-PI on several national and international projects including those in the central US, Southeast Asia, South America, and Nepal. His research is funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Pokhrel is a recipient of the NSF Early Career Faculty (CAREER) Award, 2018-2019 Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award from the College of Engineering at MSU, and the 2020 Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Hydrology and Scientific Reports.