Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology
The Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), established on September 8, 1977 under Tribhuvan University Act 1976, is primarily concerned with identification, improvement and adaptation as well as with generation and dissemination of the technologies appropriate to optimum utilization of natural resources for the overall development of the country.
The centre strives to establish partnership with national and international academic institutions, government as well as private sectors and community based organizations to address the country’s needs through sustainable technological developments. RECAST is dedicated to contribute towards nation’s commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and graduation to then status of Developing Country.
We have currently about 80 personnel including about a dozen of full time researchers, about 30 technical and administrative staffs. There are more than 30 scientists (including Ph. D. scholars and young researchers) belonging to different disciplines (such as engineering, chemistry, physics, geology and life sciences) from different Universities of Nepal and abroad affiliated to RECAST. Our research areas include Appropriate Technologies Designs and Developments, Natural Products, Biotechnology, Biodiversity Conservation, Food and Agriculture, Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Rubbers and Plastics.
The centre is striving to revive all its laboratory facilities as well as its consultancy and analytical services on foods, water and sanitation, natural products, construction materials, cosmetics, plastics, fuels and equipment designs. Keeping the spirit of the founders of the RECAST, the centre puts dedicated efforts to become a Centre of Innovations and Excellence, an attraction to the young researchers from all over the world.