Hem Raj Pant

Research Consultant


Research Interest

Fabrication of bio-inspired polymeric nanofibrous membranes for biomedical and health care technology development, water and air purification

Focus in smart membrane preparation (bimodal membrane, hollow and porous fiber, 3-D membrane)
Surface functionalization, morphology control and composite nanomaterials fabrication for catalytic application

Selected Publications

  • Hem Raj Pant, Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Agni Koirala, Conversion of 2- dimensional Electrospun Membrane into 3-dimensional nanofibrous scaffold with desired shape, Material Science and Engineering Journal, 2018 (just accepted).
  • Surya Prasad Adhikari, Hem Raj Pant, Hamouda M. Mousa, Joshua Lee, Han Joo Kim, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim, Synthesis of high porous electrospun hollow TiO2 nanofibers for bone tissue engineering application, Journal of Industrial Engineering Chemistry, 2016;35:75-82.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Pasupati Pokharel, Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Surye Adhikari, Han Joo Kim, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim, Processing and characterization of electrospun graphene oxide/polyurethane composite nanofibers for stent coating, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015;270:336-342.
  • Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Hem Raj Pant, Nina Liao, Jun Hee Kim, Han Joo Kim, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim, In-situ deposition of silver−iron oxide nanoparticles on the surface of fly ash for water purification, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015;453:153-168 .
  • Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Arjun Prasad Tiwari, Hem Raj Pant, Bishnu Kumar Shrestha, Han Joo Kim, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim, In Situ Generation of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Polycaprolactone Nanofibers: Effects on Crystallinity, Mechanical Strength, Biocompatibility, and Biomimetic Mineralization, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2015;7 (35):19672-19683 .
  • Hem Raj Pant, Han Joo Kim, Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Bishweshwar Pant, Chan Hee Park, Jeong In Kim, K. S. Hui, Cheol Sang Kim, One-step fabrication of multifunctional composite polyurethane spider-web-like nanofibrous membrane for water purification, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2014;264:25-33.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Prabodh Risal, Chan Hee Park, Leonard D. Tijing, Yeon Jun Jeong, Cheol Sang Kim, Core-shell structured electrospun biomimetic composite nanofibers of calcium lactate/nylon-6 for tissue engineering, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013;221:90-98.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Prabodh Risal, Chan Hee Park, Leonard D. Tijing, Yeon Jun Jeong, Cheol Sang Kim, Synthesis, characterization, and mineralization of polyamide-6/calcium lactate composite nanofibers for bone tissue engineering, Colloids Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2013;102:152-157.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Bishweshwar Pant, Pasupati Pokharel, Han Joo Kim, Leonard D. Tijing, Chan Hee Park, Dai Soo Lee, Hak Yong Kim, Cheol Sang Kim, Photocatalytic TiO2-RGO/nylon-6 spider-wave-like nano-nets via electrospinning and hydrothermal treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, 2012;429:225-234.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Woo-il Baek, Ki Taek Nam, In-Soo Jeong, Nasser A. M. Barakat, Hak Yong Kim, Effect of lactic acid on the polymer crystallization chain conformation and fiber morphology in electrospun nylon-6 mat, Polymer, 2011;52:4851-4856.
  • Hem Raj Pant, Madhab P. Bajgai, Ki Taek Nam, Yun A. Seo, Dipendra Raj Pandeya, Seong Tshool Hong, Hak Yong Kim, Electrospun nylon-6 spider-net like nanofibers mat containing TiO2 nanoparticles: A multifunctional nanocomposite textile material. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2011; 185: 124-130.


  • Ph.D., Bio-nano System Engineering, Chonbuk National University, South Korea, 2011
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal,1995

Professional Profile

  • 2018-Present: Visiting Research Consultant, Interfacial Lab, WDRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2015: Research Professor, Bio-nano System Engineering Department, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • 2011-2013: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Mechanical Design, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • 2012-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, IOE, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2001-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, IOE, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Life Member, Nepal Chemical Society
  • Member, Korean Polymer Society
  • Member, Korean Fiber Society
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, IEEE


  • Nepal Bidhya Bhusan from Honorable President of Nepal (Government of Nepal in 2015)
  • Nepal Technology Award from Honorable Prime minister of Nepal (Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Government of Nepal in 2018)
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 31st Edition, 2014.
  • Foreign professor scholarship from Chonbuk National University Korea (March 2010- August 2011)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)