Prof. Dr. Prem Nath Maskey is on a M.Sc. graduate with Honours in Civil and Industrial Structures from Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow, and the very first Ph. D. in Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He started his career as a faculty in Civil Engineering at the Central Campus, Pulchowk of Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University in 1975, and since then has been continuing his academic profession in the IOE, being a lecturer, reader, and then professor. He has been supervising engineering students in their theses at Ph.D and M.Sc. levels. During the period he was involved in the initiation, development and implementation of various academic programs in engineering. As the chairman of Civil Engineering Subject Committee, he was responsible for development and approval of the very first curriculum for Bachelor of Civil Engineering at IOE. Besides being member of the Faculty Board of IOE, he was a member of Academic Council of Tribhuvan University.
In addition to teaching, he has extensive experience in the academic management of institutional programs, as the first Program Coordinator of the M. Sc. in Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering (IOE). He was the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Development (CARD), under the initiation of which the Ph.D level program in various engineering disciplines was formally introduced at the IOE.
He has been involved in various research activities related with Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Risk Analysis and Disaster Risk Mitigation of Cultural Heritage Sites. He has represented the CARD, IOE as the coordinator in carrying out a number of researches in collaboration with reputed international universities. He has also been involved in researches and their application in renovation, reconstruction and rehabilitation of heritage sites and structures of national and international concern. He has about 30 journal and conference papers in his credit.
He was the main scriptwriter on “Disaster Risk Management Plan for the Historic City of Patan, Nepal” prepared by the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, and Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has participated in a number of national, regional and international seminars/conferences, extensive experience in consulting as structural engineer, including working as an international consultant/expert in various projects.
He has currently been engaged in the Revision of Nepal Building Code NBC 105: 1994 as the National Structural Engineer as well as the Team Leader.
He has been recognized for his contribution to education in Nepal by the Government by being awarded “Education Day Medal”.