Academic staff

Bhochhiboya, Silu

Name Dr. Silu Bhochhibhoya
Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room HR Z224
Tel. 053-489 3977
Position Researcher, Lecturer

Postal address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands



PhD in Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LERH), University of Padova, Italy

  • PhD Dissertation: Sustainability Assessment of Building System in Himalayan Region (Funded by CARIPARO, Italy)

Jan-March 2015

Visiting PhD Scholar, Institute for Environmental Management and Land-Use Planning, Uni- versité Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

Research: Life Cycle Costing of Building System

May-June 2015

Visiting PhD Scholar,
Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark. Research: Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Himalayan Buildings


MSc in Environmental Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal

  • Specialization: Pollution Sector
  • Master Dissertation: Impact of House-hold Energy-Use on Climate Change in Sagarmatha National Park (Funded by WWF Nepal)


Bachelor in Environmental Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal

  • Bachelor Thesis: Study on Solid Waste Management in Kathmandu University

Employment record

2017 - prese

Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Construction Management and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente

2017 - 2017

Project Manager, Assessment of indoor emissions impact on human health, H-house project, Cycleco, France

2016 - 2017

Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Construction Management & Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Lecture on: Sustainability assessment of building materials

2009 - 2012

Research Associate, Centre for Excellence in production and Transportation of Electrical Energy, Kathmandu University- Happy House Foundation (KU-HHF), funded by Happy House Foundation, Switzerland for Energy Development in region of Nepal.

Responsibilities: Environmental and Energy Aspect

Major Research Work

  • Energy-use and its impact on climate change

  • Bio-insulation for thermal efficiency of building

  • Atomization of Jatropha curcas L. as a cooking fuel in kerosene stove Consulting Works
  • District energy prospective plan of Chitwan district. Worked with Flensburg Association for Energy Management-Nepal (FAEM) 

  • Installation of 2 kW photovoltaic system in Lama Hotel, Langtang National Park in collaboration with SNU, South Korea 
Other Activities
  • Project supervision of 10 undergraduate thesis work

  • Assist supervisor to organized National and International programs
  • Administrative work 

2007 - 2009

Research Assistance, EVK2CNR project, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel , Nepal. Responsibilities: Scientific research on Energy Management and Solid Waste Management for sustainable development in Sagarmatha National park & Buffer Zone

Energy Management

  • Study on current Energy Management in the Park

  • Study of the existing building types and materials

  • Study on household energy use and its impact on greenhouse gas emission

  • Feasibility study on alternative energy in the Park

Solid Waste Management

  • Study on current solid waste management in the Park

  • Quantification of waste generation in the Park to draw the relevant recommendations
  • Organized workshop on solid waste Management


Bhochhibhoya S., Pizzol M., Achten W., Maskey R.K., Zanetti M., Cavalli R. (2016). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Three Himalayan Building. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1212-8

 Bhochhibhoya S. and Cavalli R. (2016). Global Warming and Himalayan Building. In editors Fritz Balkau, Stefania Massari, Guido Sonnemann, Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development, Taylor & Francis,Routledge, ISBN 978-1-138-94060-4

 Bhochhibhoya S. (2016) Sustainability Assessment of Building System in Himalayan Region. PhD Dissertation, University of Padova, Italy.

 Bhochhibhoya S., Zanetti M., Pierobon F., Gatto, P., Maskey R.K and Cavalli R. (2016).

Global warming and building materials: A prospective from the Himalayas. Mountain Researchand Development (MRD) 37.1 (February 2017 issue)

 Bhochhibhoya S., Gupta S.K., Marinello F., Zanetti M., Maseky R.K., Cavalli R. (2016).

The potential of GHG emission reduction in terms of household behavioral changes in the

Himalayan region. Manuscript submitted (under review)

 Salerneo F.,Viviano G., Thakuri S., Flury B., Maskey R. K., Khanal S N., Bhuju D., Carrer

M., Bhochhibhoya S., Melis M T., Giannino F., Staiano A., Carteni F., Mazzoleni S, Cogo

A., Sapkota A., Shrestha S., Pandey R. K., and Manfredi C. E. (2010). Energy, Forest, and

Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain

Research and Development (MRD) 30(2):113-126. 2010

 Manfredi1 E, Flurry B., Viviano G., Thakuri S., Khanal S.N., Jha P.K., Maskey R.M.,KayasthaR.B., Kafle K.R., Bhochhibhoya S.,Ghimire N.P., Shrestha B.B.,4, Chaudhary G.,Giannino F.,Carten F., Mazzoleni S., and Salerno F. (2010) Solid Waste and Water Quality Management Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development (MRD) 30(2):127-142. 2010


  • Bhochhibhoya S. and Maskey R.K. (2011).Energy Conservation through Thermal Insulation Building for Minimizing the Greenhouse Gas Emission at Local Level.Third International Con- ference, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11), Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 122 

  • Kawan S., Shrestha S., Maskey R.K., Bhochhibhoya S., Baral B. and Sharma K. (2011). Design and fabrication of Stoves Using Jatropha Curcas as the Cooking Fuel and its prospect for Clean Development Mechanism.Third International Conference, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11), Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 163 

  • Maskey R.K., Bhochhibhoya S., Pandey R.K., Khanal S.N., Kayastha R.B., Kafle K.R., Salerno F., Flurry B. and Viviano G., (2010).Energy Management Research in Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ) and its Outcomes. Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal,pp 57-64, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Latitpur 

  • Bhochhibhoya S., Maskey R.K., Khanal S.N. (2010),“Potentiality of Reducing the Green house gases through Energy Efficient Building in Higher Himalayas of Nepal” at Third International Symposium on Energy from Waste and Biomass, 8-11th November 2010,Venice, Italy 

  • Bhochhibhoya S., Maskey R.K., Khanal S.N. (2010). Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficient Practices in High Altitudes of Nepal. Linnaeus ECO-TECH’10 Kalmar, Sweden, November 22-24, 2010 

Posters Presented

  • anviR] Conference, Life Cycle in Practice, Lille, France, 5-6thNovember 2014
  • High Summit,Lecco, Italy 23-25th October 2013

  • Symposium on Plasma Physics and Material Science, 2-3rd February 2011