Tribute to Late Professor Dagfinn K. Lysne
K. Lysne was born in Laerdal in mid-Norway in 1934.
He obtained his Bachelors Degree at the University
of Colorado in 1959 and Masters Degree in 1962 at
the same university. He worked for three years in
the USA before returning to Norway in 1963. He took
up employment at the River and Harbour Laboratory
of the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). His
professional research on shear stress in turbulent
flow has awarded with Licenciate at NTH in 1970.
His contribution to Nepal is noteworthy in the field
of Hydropower Development. In this Himalayan mountain
land he realized the needs, challenges and possibilities
for hydropower development that attracted his interest
and effort. Together with students and colleagues
at NTH and SINTEF he established a hydraulic research
laboratory, named Hydro Lab, in Nepal. He founded
it to study the special problems that hydropower engineers
have been facing in sediment-loaded Himalayan rivers.
Hydro Lab has been growing on the same foundation.
His vision was that of unhindered renewable hydropower
bringing light and energy to the towns and villages
for the prosperity of Nepalese. He was untiringly
devoted to this work with great energy and enthusiasm
despite being advised to have more rest and less work
for his health reason. Unfortunately, he was less
able to think of himself than for others; there was
simply too much to be done.
We will always remember Professor Lysne with gratitude
and respect. He has been a source of inspiration to