Ishan Sharma

Ph.D (Cornell, 2004)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph.D. (Cornell, 2004)
    Thesis Title:Pending
    Thesis Supervisor:Pending
  • B. Tech.(IITK, 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.


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  • INAE Young Engineer Award




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