Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, 1985
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1981
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1980


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Research Areas

  • Hydraulic fracturing and well completions
  • Formation damage
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Unconventional Resources; Surface and colloid chemistry
  • Flow in porous media
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PGE Courses Taught

  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Natural gas engineering
  • Petrophysics
  • Near wellbore production problems
  • Well stimulation
  • Oilfield water management
  • Advanced fluid flow in porous media 
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Mukul M. Sharma is Professor and holds the “Tex” Moncrief Jr. Centenial Chair in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he has been for the past 27 years. He served as Chairman of the Department from 2001 to 2005. His current research interests include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. He has published more than 450 journal articles and conference proceedings and has 21 patents.

Awards & Honors

Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, 2017 John Franklin Carll award, 2009 Lucas Gold Medal and 2002 Lester C. Uren Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2003 SPE Formation Evaluation Award, 1998 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, 2004 SPE Distinguished Member, 2004 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2004 Billy and Claude Hocott Distinguished Engineering Research Award, 2010 Editorial Review Board, SPE Journal, 1996-2000 Technical Editor, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1992-95 Martin Marietta Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996 Halliburton Foundation, Faculty Excellence Award, 1994