CDI Corporation

02/08/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2023 16:23

Please help us welcome Bimi Shrestha!

Bimi Shrestha has joined CDI Engineering Solutions as a Process Sustainability Engineer. Her focus will be on Decarbonization, Renewable Energy and conversion of biomass. Bimi holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from UL Lafayette and is a PhD candidate in Systems Engineering expected to graduate in early 2023. Bimi's doctoral dissertation is on "Anaerobic digestion of low-strength wastewater influent for biogas production and wastewater treatment".

Bimi comes to CDI with over 7 years of experience working as a Research Assistant at the Energy Institute of Louisiana at UL. Her research interest focused on alternative energy, conversion of biochemical waste into viable resources, waste minimization, and process optimization. She is an advocate for clean, alternative energy and her goal is to adopt sustainable technology safely in process engineering to minimize greenhouse gas emissions for a cleaner environment.

"Bimi's research accomplishments are a tremendous complement to CDI's Sustainability initiative, where we are supporting a number of clients on decarbonization and renewable fuels. I am excited to have her on our Process Engineering team", exclaimed Robert Villio, CDI's Director of Engineering.

Bimi's accomplishments are:

  • Published peer-reviewed papers, posters and technical presentations.

"A Review of Pretreatment Methods to Enhance Solids Reduction during Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludges and the Resulting Digester Performance: Implications to Future Urban Biorefineries"
MDPI Applied Sciences (2020)

"Formulation of a simulated wastewater influent composition for use in the research of technologies for managing wastewaters generated during manned long-term space exploration and other similar situations - literature-based composition development" MDPI BioTech (2023)

  • First place and a people's choice award at the 3MT® competition hosted by UL Lafayette Graduate School
  • Among 47 participants to compete at the 3MT® competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate School
  • People's choice award at the Say it in 6 ® competition hosted by the Graduate School at UL Lafayette
  • Graduate student team of research project that developed a biochemical refinery system for an isolated environment (patent no.US 2021/0188679 A1) funded by NASA EPSCoR, LaSPACE, and the Louisiana Board of Regents
  • Keynote speaker at the Spring 2022 Honors Convocation
  • UL Honors Convocation on Vimeo (16:45 - 22:30)
  • Served as an Engineering Ambassador, Design Leader, Treasurer of the Nepalese Student Association, and Graduate School Senator while at UL Lafayette
  • UL Lafayette's R1 Carnegie classification celebration speaker

Bimi is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. We look forward to Bimi assisting CDI in reaching new heights in the area of Sustainable Energy Solutions.

"Bimi is a great addition to our Sustainability team. Her research background and publications provide an excellent background to ensure success and state of the art sustainable solutions." Robert Villio, CDI's Director of Engineering