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Ecosystems Research

Santosh Ghimire

My research interests include: Environmental and Water Resources Sustainability, Collaboration for Global Sustainability and International Development, Water Distribution System, Wastewater Collection System Design, Assessment of Natural Systems and Engineered Systems, Green-Infrastructure, Rainwater Harvesting, Eco-efficiency, Life Cycle Cost Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, Climate Change, and Water Resources Systems Modeling.

Biographical Information

Santosh Ghimire

Title: ORISE Post-doctoral Associate

Contact Info

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700

Phone:706-355-8335
Email:ghimire.santosh@epa.gov

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2008
Certificate in Sustainability, Michigan Technological University, 2007
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2005
M.Sc., Statistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1994
B.Sc., Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1992


Professional Experience

ORISE Postdoctoral Research Participant, U.S. EPA, Athens, GA, USA, 2012-
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Taught two design projects: (i) Water Distribution System Master Planning and (ii) Rainwater Harvesting System Design, 2010-2011
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Instructor, Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI, USA
Taught Engineering Fundamentals, 2009-2010
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Associate, Michigan Tech, 2005-2008
Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Michigan Tech, 2002-2008

Professional Affiliations

Associate Member (A.M.), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Present
Committee Member, Environmental and Water Resources Systems, Environmental & Water Resources Institute, ASCE, Present
Member, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Present
Founder/President, Social Technology and Activities Research (STAR) Center, Nepal, 1994-2000
Journal Reviewer: Environmental Science and Technology, The Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, The Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, ASCE, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE): Water Management journal, Urban Water Journal

Selected Awards and Honors

Graduate Scholar, Sustainable Futures Institute (IGERT Associate), Michigan Tech, 2005-2008
People Choice Award, Sustainable Futures Institute Poster Session, Michigan Tech, 2007


Publications/Presentations

Ghimire, S. R., Johnston, J. M., Ingwersen, W.W., and Hawkins, T.R. (2014). Life Cycle Assessment of Domestic and Agricultural Rainwater Harvesting Systems. Environmental Science & Technology. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 48(7), 4069-4077.
Ghimire, S. R. and Johnston, J.M. (2014). Watershed-Scale Life Cycle Impacts of Rainwater Harvesting, (poster), the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Portland, Oregon, USA, June 1-5, 2014.
Ghimire, S.R. and Johnston, J. M. (2013). Impacts of domestic and agricultural rainwater harvesting systems on watershed hydrology: A case study in the Albemarle-Pamlico river basins (USA), Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 13(2), 159–171.
Ghimire, S.R. and Johnston, J. M. (2013). Eco-Efficiency of Watershed Management using Green Infrastructure, The Third Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ACSEE), Osaka, Japan, June 6-9, 2013.
Ghimire, S.R., Watkins, D.W., Jr., and Li, K. (2012). Life Cycle Cost Assessment of a Rain Water Harvesting System for Toilet Flushing, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply Journal, 12(3), 309-320.
Ghimire, S. R. and Johnston, J.M. (2012). Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Green Infrastructure Based Watershed Management: A Case Study of Rainwater Harvesting in the Albemarle-Pamlico Basins, EcoSummit 2012, Columbus, OH, USA, Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2012.
Ghimire, S. R. and Li, K. (2011). Cost Evaluation of Decentralized vs. Centralized Water Distribution System Configuration, The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Tampa, FL. USA, July 10-12, 2011.
Ghimire, S.R. and Barkdoll, B.D. (2010). Sensitivity analysis of municipal drinking water distribution system energy use to system properties, Urban Water Journal, 7 (4), 217-232.
Ghimire, S.R. (2010). Relationship between Pump Horsepower and Energy Usage in Municipal Water Networks, Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 16-20, 2010.
Ghimire, S. R. and Watkins, D. W. Jr. (2010). Life Cycle Cost Assessment of a Rain Water Harvesting System: A Case Study of General Motors Corporation Lansing-Delta Township (LDT), submitted to the General Motors Corporation, Lansing-Delta Township, Michigan.
Ghimire, S. R., Barkdoll, B. D., Watkins, D. W. Jr., and Payment, C. (2009), Estimation of Flow through an Elliptical Barrel Culvert, Submitted to General Motors Corporation, Lansing-Delta Township, Michigan.
Ghimire, S. R. and Barkdoll, B. D. (2009). Impact of Storage Tanks on Energy Consumption in Municipal Water Distribution Systems, Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 17-21, 2009.
Ghimire, S. R. and Barkdoll, B. D. (2008). Effect of Demand on Energy Use in Municipal Water Distribution System, Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 12-16, 2008.
Ghimire, S. R. and Barkdoll, B. D. (2007). Energy Savings through Water Conservation in Municipal Drinking Water Systems, Sustainable Futures Institute, Michigan Technological University, Houghton MI, 49931, Oct 2007. (People Choice Award Winner)


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