Suman Pokharel - BYU PRISM Group

Suman Pokharel

Contact Information


  • Brigham Young University, Fulton School of Engineering and Technology, Dec 2012
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC)


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  • Global Engineering Outreach
    • Field Trip to Peru, April 2012
      • Ventilated indoor spaces containing primitive cook stoves that significantly improved the health and safety of the occupants by minimizing exposure to smoke. (Field trip April, 2012)
      • Wrote proposals for different grants such as ORCA, ASME.
      • Researched, designed and discussed within a team of six people.
      • Analyzed sustainable aspect of the project.
      • Grants received: ORCA ($1500) and EPA ($15,000)
      • Designed and developed an oven for a rural school near Cusco, Peru.
    • NAVAJO Nation Trip, Sept 2010
      • Built rain catchers that collected rain water for livestock
      • Insulated Navajo’s homes
  • P3 Competition Organized by EPA and ASU on Sustainability
    • Competed with teams from 46 different universities on Sustainable projects.
    • Shared and discussed various sustainable ideas.
  • Teaching Assistant (process control and dynamics, Che436) 08/2012 – current
    • Notify students on their mistakes in exams and home work-assignments
    • Facilitate professor for improved class lectures
    • Monitored student’s performance
    • Graded assignments and exam Papers


  • Ability to optimize a process using tools such as CAMECAD, Aspen, APMonitor
  • Proficient in Mathcad, Excel and VBA
  • Technical and business presentation skills.
  • Languages: English, Hindi and Nepali (fluent oral and written).

Interests and Awards

  • Activity committee member for the GEO (Global Engineering Outreach) club
  • Committee member for Social Innovation Leadership Council (SILC)
  • Promoted health in Rampur by providing free treatment for eye cataracts
  • BYU full-Scholarship recipient for Fall 2008 & Winter 2009
  • BYU full-Scholarship recipient for Fall 2009 & Winter 2010
  • Rio Tinto Kennecott Scholarship recipient ($3000)