Mukesh Rai received his MSc degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University and doing MRes Glaciology in Kathmandu University. His expertise on handling satellite data, modelling, programming languages like R and Matlab share great strength to pursue scientific research activities.
His current research work involved in the understanding atmospheric-cryospheric interaction, atmospheric aerosols like Black Carbon and their impacts on solid form of water reserves in the Himalayas. He is also a research fellow at ICIMOD.
Mr. Rai is interested in downscale the research gap in the remote Himalayas, consequences to downstream dweller if changes occurred in the Himalayan environment, equilibrium line altitude shifts and affects on the human and wildlife habitats, microbial and fungal growth in snow and ice melting in the mountains and much more Himalayan issues. He is leading high mountain research and programme at Greenhood Nepal.