Nepalese Chemists Get Together in Kansas, USA

Some Nepalese Chemists in the USA had informal get together in Manhattan, KS last weekend. Kansas State University has more than one dozen Nepalese Chemists working as graduate student and post doctoral research associate. Possibly this is the largest number of Nepalese Chemists in any single University. I headed from Wyoming to Manhattan, KS driving ~11 hours. Binod Pandey, Surendra Dawadi, Mahesh Poudel, Sitaram Acharya and their family members joined us from University of Missouri, St. Louis. In the Manhattan, Kansas State University: we were received by Nepalese Chemists and their family. It was a very nice get together. I was amazed by the hospitality we received from all Manhattan Chemists family.

We talked about chemistry in Nepal along with our research. It was very nice get-together. KSU has following Nepalese Chemists: Bhanu Bhakta Neupane, Bipin Pandey, Keshar Prasain, Khadga Man Shrestha, Khem Prasad Acharya, Laxman Pokhrel, Lila Ballav Pandey, Mahendra Thapa, Raj Kumar Dani, Dr. Damber Hamal, Dr. Tej Shrestha, Amita Neupane. I may not have remembered some of the names. These bright names have shown that Nepalese Chemists are competitive in the world by winning variety of awards and publishing research results in peer reviewed journals.

We will probably meet again in ACS national meeting-fall 2011 in Denver.

Here are some pictures from the get-together.
Kansas State Premises

In front of Chemistry Building
@ Tuttle Creek Lake


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