Brijesh Mainali

Brijesh Mainali

Associate professor
Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology Faculty of Technology
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Associate Prof. Brijesh Mainali at LNU has 25 years of experience in Energy and Sustainable Development. This includes 13 years of experience in the Academic sector (Linnaeus University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), 5 years with Energy Development programs (ESAP) in Nepal, and 7 years as a consultant with the private sector and NGO. Mainali has been involved in and coordinated various capacity-building programs in Nepal's Renewable energy (RE) sector as a consultant to UNDP and DANIDA before he started his academic career. His research is interdisciplinary and analyzes renewable energy technologies interlinking them with market, techno-economic feasibility, policy, and sustainable development. Mainali has led and coordinated several Energy and Climate change projects funded by FORMAS and VR (Swedish National Research Councils). He has also worked as a participant researcher in a couple of EU projects Horizon 2020 on Energy efficiency and deep renovation of detached households and the Erasmus+ project on Capacity building of partners in LESOTHO for developing courses on Sustainable development. Besides, Dr Mainali is a project coordinator from the LNU side for the Doctoral School in Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEED) and a Program Manager for the Master's Programme in Energy and Management for Sustainable Development at LNU. He is responsible for MSc courses on the Evaluation and Design of Energy Policies, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Energy Management for Built Environment, Laws of Sustainable Development, and Energy—Ph.D. course on Sustainability Assessment and Policy Evaluation. Dr. Mainali is leading this project. Overall, Dr Mainali has published around 79 scientific publications including 25 international journal articles and other peer-reviewed conference papers, peer-reviewed book chapters, peer-reviewed guidelines and standards, project reports, and monographs most of them as a lead author.  (as of Sept 2023). 


Course Coordinator/Examiner:

  • Evaluation and Design of Energy Policies-4BT315-7.5 HP
  • Life Cycle Assessment Course-4BT312-7.5 HP
  • Energy Management for Built Environment-4BT316-7.5 HP
  • Laws of Sustainable Development and Energy-¤BT308-7.5 HP

My ongoing research projects


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)