Mohan B. Dangi, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Environmental Systems and Policy

Office: Science 166
Office Phone: 559.278.4857
Email: mdangi@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2017

Class Time Days Location
 GEOG 128: Environ Pollution Digital Camp    
 GEOG 128: Environ Pollution Digital Camp    
 GEOG 128: Environ Pollution  12:30-1:45pm  TTH  S 145

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9:15-11:00AM

Biosketch| Education| Research| Appointments| Publications| More

Biosketch

Dr. Mohan B. Dangi earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in geography and environmental engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He received M.Sc. in environmental science and engineering and B.Sc. in chemical engineering with a minor in Asian studies and international politics from the Colorado School of Mines. A licensed professional engineer in Colorado, Dr. Dangi is an Associate Professor of Environmental Systems and Policy in the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University, Fresno. His research interest encompasses across municipal solid waste management, urban-rural interface issues in developing countries, water/wastewater, and environmental change in mountain ecosystems. Some of this work has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Since his internship in National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1998-99, he has consistently tackled environmental issues in Nepal, thus completing five projects, instigating five memoranda of understandings between the US and Nepalese universities, and creating two engineering curricula. These tasks were funded by the Department of Energy, USAID, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Health (NIH). His work in international involvement and academic excellence has earned him National Student of the Year Award from the Phi Beta Delta (U.S.) and Gold Medal (Nepal). Recently, he has been invited to present this work extensively across the United States, Nepal, Mexico, Denmark, France, and Norway.  

Education

Ph.D. Geography & Environmental Engineering, John Hopkins U.
M.S. Geography & Environmental Engnieering, John Hopkins U.
M.Sc., Environmental Sc. & Engr., Colorado School of Mines
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Research Interests

  • Assessment of solid waste management, characterization of municipal solid waste
  • Field-scale experimentation, environmental sampling and surveying
  • Environmental policy analysis in developing countries
  • Urban systems, including water and wastewater treatment
  • Bench and field-scale treatability and feasibility studies for produced water
  • Environmental impact assessment, curriculum development, and technology transfer

Appointments

Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 3/2011-present.

Visiting Professor, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. 12/2010-present.

Associate Professor, California State University, Fresno, CA 8/2015-present

Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, CA. 8/2009-8/2015

Francois Fiessinger Fellow, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, Alexandria, VA. 9/2007-9/2009

Research Member, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 1/2005-7/2009

Visiting Research Scientist, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 6/2005-2/2008

Teaching Assistant, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 9/2004-12/2004

Project Coordinator, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO. 10/2002-8/2004

Visiting Faculty, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. 2002-

Teaching Assistant, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. 5/2002-12/2002

Assistant Project Coordinator, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 9/2000-8/2002

Chemist/Engineer, Great Western Inorganics, Arvada, CO. 9/1999-10/2001

Intern/Program Coordinator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. 6/1998-4/1999

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Dangi, M.B., C.R. Pretz, M.A. Urynowicz, K.G. Gerow, and J.M. Reddy. 2011. Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. J. of Environmental Management. Vol. 92 (1), 240-249.

Dangi, M.B., R.R.H. Cohen, M.A. Urynowicz, and K.N. Poudyal. 2009. Searching for a way to sustainability – technical and policy analyses for solid waste issues in Kathmandu. Waste Management & Research. Vol. 27, 295-301.

Dangi, M.B., M.A. Urynowicz, K.G. Gerow, and R.B. Thapa. 2008. Use of stratified cluster sampling for efficient estimation of solid waste generation at household level. Waste Management & Research. Vol. 26, 493-499.

Guest Column in National and International Newspapers

Dangi, M.B. 2010. Kathmandu's solid waste problem: What works, what doesn't. Nepalnews: July 24.

Dangi, M.B. 2010. Kathmanduko Fohormaila Byabasthapan [Solid waste management in Kathmandu]. Kantipur Dainik: Ashar 8, 2067 (June 22, 2010). p. 6.

Dangi, M.B. 2009. Solid Waste Management: What works, What Doesn't? Nepalnews: February 8.

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Dangi, M.B., M.A. Urynowicz, and K.G. Gerow. 2010. Municipal solid waste generation across socioeconomic strata. Global Waste Management Symposium, October 3-6, 2010. San Antonio, TX.

Urynowicz, M.A. U. Udayasankar. M. Dangi, P.A., Vella, and M.R. Dingens. 2007. Experimental Conditions affecting the determination of permanganate natural oxidant demand. The 4th European Conference on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater (ECOR-4).  October 16-18, 2007. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dangi, M., M. Urynowicz, and R. Cohen. 2006. Kathmandu's solid waste: Engineering and policy analyses. International Solid Waste Association Annual Congress 2006. “Waste Site Stories”. October 1-5, 2006. Copenhagen, Denmark. 10 pp.

Dangi, M. Solid and hazardous waste: A perspective on statistical analysis. 2006. University of Wyoming 2006 Graduate Student Symposium. April 3-4, 2006. Laramie, WY

Bhattarai, R., R. Cohen, M. Dangi, and A. Walker. 2004. Efforts on building human capacity through curriculum development and renewable energy in Nepal. Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress VIII (WREC 2004), 29 August – 3 September 2004, Denver, Colorado (CD-ROM). [Amsterdam]: Elsevier, Ltd.; Monterey, CA: Produced by InControl Productions, Inc. 5 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-710-36842.

Bhattarai, R.N, R.H Cohen, and M.B. Dangi. 2003. International collaboration to strengthen energy and environmental component in Nepal's Diploma Engineering Education. Proceedings of Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development. Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. October 12-14, 2003. Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 226-229. 

Dangi, M., J. Crumb, and S. Maxson. 2003. Sustainable development and environmental ethics in engineering education. 17th Annual Conference of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. March 5-9. Puebla, Mexico.

Walker, A. and M. Dangi. 1998. National Renewable Energy Laboratory and its involvement in Nepal. Proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development. Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. October 12-14, 1998. Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 312-316.

Projects and Panel Technical Reports

Ross, P., M. Dangi, R. Cohen, S. Williams, and E. Schoenberger. 2005. Pre-proposal for Intellectual Capacity Building in Nepal for Public Health, Environmental Safety, and Resource Management. Submitted to Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Jorgensen, C., M. Dangi, and R. Bhattarai. 2002. Environmental Pollution Control Engineering Global Pathways Project. An international higher educaton partnership proposal submitted jointly by Red Rocks Community College, Colorado School of Mines, and Institute of Engineerig of Tribhuvan University to ALO/USAID, Washington, D.C.

Brandemuehl, M., A. Hermann, J. Shrestha, W. Warnock, and M. Dangi. 2000. Curriculum Development for Renewable Energy Technologies. An international higher education partnership proposal submitted jointly by University of Coloardo, Boulder and Institute of Engineering of Tribhuvan University to ALO/USAID, Washington, D.C.

Walker, A., M. Dangi, L. Lung, and J. Wieth. 1998. K-12 Renewable Energy Curricula Training Manual for Teachers. Prepared and presented at the Teacher Workshop on Renewable Energy in Kathmandu, Nepal on behalf of National Renewable Energy Laboratory. October 17, 1998.

Presentations

Some experience with biogas and composting from Nepal. Solid Waste Engineering class, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. April 20, 2011. Invited.

Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Solid Waste Engineering class, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. April 18, 2011. Invited.

Old vs. New: Optimality of waste management in low-income countries. Economics Colloquium Series. Department of Economics. California State University, Fresno. Fresno, CA. February 17, 2011. Invited.

Sustainable waste management in developing countries. Occasional Seminar on Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Kathmandu University School of Education, Gwarko, Lalitpur, Nepal. November 26, 2010. Invited.

National Science Foundation funded Planning Workshop: U.S.-Nepal International Research Experiences for Students. California State University, Fresno, USA and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. November 24-25, 2010. Organized.

Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu University School of Science, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Dhulikhel, Nepal. November 23, 2010. Invited.

Waste characterization in Kathmandu, Nepal. Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering and Construction Management, California State University, Fresno. Fresno, CA. October 13, 2010. Invited.

Municipal solid waste generation across socioeconomic strata. Global Waste Management Symposium 2010. San Antonio, TX. October 6, 2010.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A case of permanent dysfunction. International Seminar, Central Department of Botany, Institute of Science and Technology. Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. July 22, 2010. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A legacy of unyielding failure. Environmental Equity and Management. Association of American Geographers 2010 Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. April 15, 2010.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu: A case of permanent dysfunction. Fulbright Alumni Association of Nepal/US Educational Foundation, Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal. January 13, 2010. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: The anatomy of persistent failure. US Embassy/USAID. Kathmandu, Nepal. January 12, 2010. Invited.

Solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal: A case of permanent dysfunction. Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. February 27, 2009. Invited.

Understanding solid waste issues in developing countries (DCs). Solid Waste Engineering class, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. December 5, 2007. Invited.

Waste management in Kathmandu and prospects for new endeavor – A contribution in waste generation studies. Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. March 5, 2007. Invited.

Summarizing the benefits and highlights of past efforts in Nepal and future prospects. MOU Signing Program. Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. January 4, 2007. Invited.

A Direction in solid waste study: Contemporary statistical methods for waste characterization at the source. National Seminar on Solid Waste and Environment. Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. January 2, 2007. Invited.

Solid and Hazardous Waste: A perspective on statistical analysis. University of Wyoming 2006 Graduate Student Symposium. Laramie, WY. April 3-4, 2006. Invited. 

Integration of Environmental Process Pilot Plant (EP3) Laboratory as a teaching and research tool in developing countries. Faculty of Science, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University. Patan Dhoka, Nepal. December 13, 2005. Invited.

International experience and educational partnerships between the US and Nepalese Universities. The 18th Annual Conference of the Phi Beta Delta. Washington, DC. March 28, 2004. Invited.

Environmental engineering curiculum for Diploma students and EPICS model with lessons learned from two different perspectives. Global Pathways Project annual seminar, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. Pulchowk, Nepal. December 24, 2003. Invited.

Natural and engineered environmental systems: Introductory environmental engineering course for Diploma in engineering students. Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. Pulchowk, Nepal. December 4, 2003. Invited.

More

While Dr. Dangi's work surrounds the interface between engineering and social sciences, his contribution has been issue-specific in that they offer solution to a particular problem from interdisciplinary approach. Following photographs may provide some glimpse of his work in the discipline.

Dr. Dangi with Prime Minister of Nepal

Dr. Dangi (with Professor J. M. Reddy of University of Wyoming) proffers recommendation for reorganization of waste management in Kathmandu to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Madhav K. Nepal (2010)

US Ambassador to Nepal introduces Dr. DangiU.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. John M. Ordway introduces guest speaker, Dr. Dangi for Tea and Trash Talk seminar at the U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu (2010)

Dr. Dangi presents at USEF-Nepal

Dr. Dangi talks at Fulbright Commission Auditorium of U.S. Educational Foundation-Nepal (2010)

EIA class visits Los Banos

Students of Environmental Impact Assessment course carry out field visit to examine EIA of Los Banos Bypass project together with Dr. Dangi and Ms. Kimely Sawtell of California Department of Transportation (2010)

Field Trip to American Avenue Landfill

Dr. Dangi and his students are being briefed about management of landfill gas at American Avenue Landfill, Fresno, CA (2009)

DSWA 2008

Visit of wetland leachate treatment system at waste disposal site of Delaware Solid Waste Authority together with its former CEO, Mr. NC Vasuki and Dr. Dangi (2008)

MRF in Denver, CO

Dr. Dangi togehter with Dr. M. Urynowicz (University of Wyoming) bring their students at Material Recovery Facility, Denver, CO (2007)

Waste Sampling in Kathmandu

Dr. Dangi, together with Tribhuvan University faculty and students, carry waste characterization study in Kathmandu, Nepal (2007)

Drs. Urynowicz and Dangi in Nepal

Dr. Dangi and Dr. Urynowicz (University of Wyoming) take detour to Pokhara from their field visits in Kathmandu and Tulsipur, Nepal (2006)

Leachate Treatment Pond in Sisdol Landfill, Nepal

Dr. Dangi examining leachate collection system at Sisdol Landfill in Nuwakot, Nepal (2006)

Copenhagen, DK

Dr. Dangi in Copenhagen, Denmark as he attended International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Annual Congress (2006)

EP3 in UWDr. Dangi at the Enviornmental Process Pilot Plant Laboratory, University of Wyoming during his visiting appointment (2005)

Nepal Visit 2005 I

On a light note, Dr. Dangi shares a moment with Dr. Philippe Ross (Colorado School of Mines) in Kathmandu, Nepal (2005)