Tri Dev Acharya is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Futures | Sustainable Freight at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Davis. He is involved in UC Davis Hydrogen Study Group which is studying future hydrogen system design, scale-up, and optimization within California. His responsibilities are collecting and building a geo-spatial database and performing various spatial analyses such as location-allocation and suitability analysis for the deployment of both hydrogen production and refueling infrastructure for heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.
Before UC Davis, he received his BE degree in Geomatics from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2011, and his Combined MS and a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering at Kangwon National University, Korea, in 2018. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Korea and China focusing on geospatial data preparation, modeling, and simulation of land cover, surface water, disaster, and transportation.
Besides research, Tri Dev is also very active in mentoring first-generation and early career professionals through his #Mentor4Nepal Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to help recent graduates and early career professionals focus on enhancing their skillset and provide support for a research project and a collaborative publication. His profile was recently featured on UC Davis Engineering an Inclusive Future: https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/news/postdoc-profile-tri-dev-acharya.