Dr. Ram Poudel

Education :

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University
  • M.S., Renewable Energy, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Professional Affiliations or Organizations:

  • North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA)

I founded the International Association for the Integration of Science and Engineering (IAISAE). IAISAE organizes biennial Thermodynamics 2.0 Conference. 

Research Interests:

  • Hybrid Energy System (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc.)
  • Renewable Energy Storage and Integration
  • Energy Access and Development
  • Application of Thermodynamics for Sustainability and Human Society

Publications :

  • Poudel, Ram, Venkat Krishnan, James Reilly, Przemyslaw Koralewicz, and Ian Baring-Gould. "Integration of Storage in the DC Link of a Full Converter-Based Distributed Wind Turbine." 2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.
  • Poudel, Ram, J. F. Manwell, and J. G. McGowan. "Performance analysis of hybrid microhydro power systems." Energy Conversion and Management 215 (2020): 112873.
  • Poudel, Ram C., Heidi Tinnesand, and Ian Baring-Gould. "An Evaluation of Advanced Tools for Distributed Wind Turbine Performance Estimation." In Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1452, no. 1, p. 012017. IOP Publishing, 2020.
  • Poudel, Ram C. "Quantitative decision parameters of rural electrification planning: A review based on a pilot project in rural Nepal." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 25 (2013): 291-300.

Courses Taught :

  • Wind and Hydro Power Technology
  • Battery-Based PV Systems


Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6361

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 177A