Himanshu Sharma

Assistant Professor

Research Interest

  • Flow through porous media
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Colloids & interfaces
  • Nanotechnology


  • 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 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.


  • Sourav Das, Pratibha Sharma, Mohit Kumar, Raju Kumar Gupta, Himanshu Sharma, A Review on Clay Exfoliation Methods and Modifications for CO2 Capture Application, Materials Today Sustainability, 23, 100427 (2023).
  • S. Bind, H. Sharma, Effect of brine and organic acids on the initial wettability of carbonate rocks, Energy & Fuels, 36, 10123 (2022).
  • H. Sharma, K. K. Mohanty, Modeling of low salinity waterflooding in carbonates: Effect of rock wettability and organic acid distribution, Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 208, 109624 (2022).
  • K. Panthi, H. Sharma, K. K. Mohanty, Oil-tolerant non-ionic worm like micellar solution, ACS Omega, 5, 30817 (2020).
  • K. H. Baek, R. Okuno, H. Sharma, U. Weerasooriya, Oil-in-water emulsification of Athabasca bitumen with pyrrolidine solution, Fuel, 246 (2019).
  • P. Ghosh, H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty, ASP flooding in tight carbonate rocks, Fuel, 241, 653 (2019).