Kc, Manoj

Member Profile

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ecolab of Dr. Yiqi Luo
Stephenson Research and Technology Center
The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-5300
Email: manoj.kc@ou.edu


Research Interests
Rainfall-runoff modeling; terrestrial carbon modeling; flow travel time estimation; particle tracking; surface and sub-surface movements; climate change; ecologic and hydrologic impacts of climate change; buoyancy driven exchange flows; data driven modeling; machine learning; neural networks applications to ecology


Education
Ph.D. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Civil Engineering (Hydrology and Hydraulics), 2014
Dissertation: Understanding and Estimating Travel Times of Overland Flows on Planes

M.C.E. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Civil Engineering (Hydrology and Hydraulics), 2012

B.E. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
Civil Engineering, 2007


Experience
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ecolab of Dr. Yiqi Luo, Stephenson Research and Technology Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2014 – present

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2008– 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2010– 2014

Supervising Engineer/Inspector of Works, ECDF/InFRIN/USAID, Taplejung, Nepal, 2007–2007


Publications
Refereed Journal Articles

KC, Manoj, Fang, X., Yi, Y., Li, M.-H., Thompson, D. B., and Cleveland, T. G. (2014). "Improved time of concentration estimation on overland flow surfaces including low-sloped planes." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(3), 495–508, 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000830.

KC, Manoj, and Fang, X. (2014). "Estimating time parameters of overland flow on impervious surfaces by the particle tracking method." Hydrological Sciences Journal, In press, doi:10.1080/02626667.2014.889833.

KC, Manoj, and Fang, X. “Estimation of the equilibrium velocity of overland flows induced by constant rainfalls on impervious surfaces.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management (In Review).

Conference

KC, Manoj, Fang, X., Yi, Y.-J., Li, M.-H., Cleveland, T. G., and Thompson, D. B. (2012). "Estimating time of concentration on low-slope planes using diffusion hydrodynamic model." World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2012, ASCE/EWRI, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Presentation).

Hatcher, T. M., KC, Manoj, Vasconcelos, J. G., and Fang, X. (2012). "A comparison between numerical modeling approaches for the simulation of gravity currents." ASCE/EWRI 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

KC, Manoj, Devkota, J., and Fang, X. (2010). "Comprehensive evaluation and new development of determination of critical and normal depths for different types of open-channel cross-sections." ASCE/EWRI 2012, Providence, RI.

KC, Manoj, and Fang, X. (2014). "Estimating time of concentration of overland flow on impervious surface using particle tracking model." ASCE/EWRI 2014, Portland, OR (Presentation).

KC, Manoj, and Fang, X. (2014). "Estimating maximum velocity of overland flow on impervious surface using diffusion wave model." ASCE/EWRI 2014, Portland, OR (Poster).

KC, Manoj, and Fang, X. (2014). "Estimating time of concentration of overland flow on pervious surface." ASCE/EWRI 2014, Portland, OR (Poster).


Professional Services and Affiliations
Reviewer for Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE
Engineering Intern (E.I.), NCEES (Michigan), since 2012
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associate Member since 2011
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Member since 2013
American Geophysical Union (AGU), since 2014
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), since 2013
Secretary, Nepalese Students Association (NSA), Auburn University, 2012-2013
Founding member of the Engineering Students Association of Jhapa (ESAJ) at Pulchowk Campus, IOE, Nepal, 2004-2006
Nepal Engineers Association, Registered Engineer, Civil, “A” category since 2007
Surveyor-Designer-Estimator, Besisahar-Bhujung Rural Green (6.2km) Road Project, Nepal, 2006
Designer, Suspension Bridge Project EG735CE, Naubise, Nepal, 2006
Surveyor, Survey Camp EG625CE, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal, 2005


Awards and Honors
The College Fellowship Stipend, Pulchowk Campus, IOE, Lalitpur, Nepal, 2002-2006
Full Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree, Pulchowk Campus, IOE, Lalitpur, Nepal, 2002-2006
The Topper Scholarship, Birta Higher Secondary School, Birtamod, Nepal, 1999-2001
I.Sc. Entrance Topper, Mechi Multiple Campus, Bhadrapur, Nepal, 1999
The School First Scholarship, Kankai High School, Birtamod, Nepal, 1989-1999

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