ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Dr Laxmi Prasad Suwal





  • 2013 PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010ME, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 BE, Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuwan University, Nepal


  • 2012 Research Grand (as a member in research team) for development of mitigation technique against liquefaction for buried lifeline pipes sponsored by the ministry of land, transportation and infrastructure
  • 2010ADB-JSP scholarship by Asian Development Bank to study PhD degree at the University of Tokyo
  • 2008ADB-JSP scholarship by Asian Development Bank to study Master’s degree at the University of Tokyo


  • 2014Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science & Engineering
  • 2013 Project Fellow Researcher, International Centre for Urban Safety Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 Project Engineer, Design Cell Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2000 Junior Engineer, Department of Education, District Education office, okhaldhunga and Sindhupalchowk

Research Interests

  • Physical and Mechanical properties of soft soil (soft clay)
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Elastic wave measurement in soil specimen
  • Deformation characteristics and small-strain stiffness measurement of soil
  • Constitutive and Numerical modelling in Geomechanics