Ishan Sharma

PhD (Cornell University)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD (Cornell University, 2004)
  • B. Tech.(IIT Kanpur, 1999)



  • Sharma, I. 2012. Stability of rotating non-smooth complex fluids. J. Fluid Mechanics 708, 71-99.

  • LaRagione, L., V. Prantil and I. Sharma 2008. A simplified model for inelastic behavior of an idealized granular material. Int. J. Plasticity 24, 168–189.

  • Sharma, I., J. A. Burns and C. -Y. Hui 2005. Nutational damping in solids of revolution. Mon. Not. R. Astron. 359, 79–92.

  • Dalmeya R., I. Sharma, C. S. Upadhyay and A Anand 2012. Contact of a rigid cylindrical punch with an adhesive elastic layer. J. Adhesion 88, 1–31.

  • Sharma I., 2013. Stability of rubble-pile satellites. Icarus 229, 278–294.

Mechanics and Applied

  • INAE Young Engineer Award


Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

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Granular Materials; Planetary Science; Contact mechanics; Soft materials; Dynamics; Structural vibrations; Wave propagation.

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