B.S., Tribuvan University; M.S., Portland State University; M.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee


Dr. Girish Upreti is an Assistant Professor of Engineering. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He earned an M.S. degree in Physics from Portland State University in 2006. He also holds an M.S. in Statistics and Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After completion of his PhD program, Dr. Upreti worked as a Performance Improvement Coordinator at St. Luke’s Health Systems of Idaho from 2017-2019. He was involved in various process improvement activities within the health care system. His research interests are lean, supply chain, life cycle analysis, data analytics, and energy policy analysis. Dr. Upreti’s report has been used by the U.S. Department of Energy to inform policy decisions that influenced Congress’ decision to extend the life of the investment tax credit and expand government procurements of advance fuel cell technologies. Dr. Upreti is on the editorial board of several journals and holds the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.