Himanshu sharma
Assistant Professor

456, Faculty Building,
IIT Kanpur, UP -208016

Phone: (91)512-259-2073 (O) (office)
email:   sharmah@iitk.ac.in

Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2009
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2017-2018


Research Interests

  • Flow through porous media

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Colloids & interfaces

  • Nanotechnology

Brief Overview

My research interests include understanding the transport of complex fluids in the porous media for energy and environment-related applications. I am also interested in understanding the assembly of surfactants, nanoparticles and macromolecules in the bulk and at various interfaces. I am particularly interested in using this knowledge for developing improved methods for oil and gas recovery from conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoir, and for developing methods for removing contaminants from groundwater, produced fluids from oil & gas reservoirs, and other industrial wastes

Selected Publications

  • K.H. Baek, R. Okuno, H. Sharma, U. Weerasooriya (2019). Oil-in-water emulsification of Athabasca bitumen with pyrrolidine solution, Fuel, , 246, 425-442.

  • P. Ghosh, H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty (2019). ASP flooding in tight carbonate rocks. Fuel, 241, 653-668

  • H. Sharma, K. Panthi, K.K. Mohanty (2018). Surfactant-less alkali cosolvent polymer floods for acidic crude oils. Fuel, 215, 484-491.

  • H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty (2018). An experimental and modeling study of brine-rock interactions during low salinity water flooding in carbonates. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 165, 1021-1039.

  • M. Tagavifar, H. Sharma, D. Wang, S. Jung, G.A. Pope (2018). ASP flooding with NaOH in Indiana limestone: Analysis of water-rock interactions and surfactant adsorption. SPE Journal-191146-PA

  • M. Tagavifar, S. Jung, H. Sharma, D. Wang, L. Cheng, K.K. Mohanty, G. A. Pope (2018). Effect of pH on adsorption of anionic surfactants on limestone: experimental study and surface complexation modeling. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 538, 549-558

  • H. Sharma, U. Weerasooriya, G.A. Pope, K.K. Mohanty (2016). Ammonia based ASP floods in carbonate cores containing gypsum. Fuel, 184, 362-370

  • K. Panthi, H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty (2016). ASP flood of viscous oil in a carbonate rock. Fuel, 164, 18-27

  • H. Sharma, S. Dufour, G. Pinnawala, U. Weerasooriya, G.A. Pope, K.K. Mohanty (2015). Alternative alkalis for ASP flooding in anhydrite containing oil reservoirs. Fuel, 140, 407-420