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Dr. Vikas Sharma | Engineering | Young Scientist Award

University of Brighton, UK United Kingdom

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Vikas Sharma embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Vinayaka Mission University, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2011. His passion for internal combustion engines led him to pursue a Master of Technology in Internal Combustion Engine from Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, completing his degree in 2013 with a thesis on “Laser Ignition System in Lean Burn CNG Engine.” He culminated his formal education with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Renewable Energy from Anna University, Chennai, India, in 2020, focusing his doctoral research on “Bio-mix Fuel Production, Characterisation and Its Impact on the Non-Road Diesel Engine Combustion, Performance and Emissions.”

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Sharma’s professional career is marked by significant roles in academia and industry. He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Architecture, Technology, and Engineering at the University of Brighton, UK. His previous roles include Research Associate positions at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, where he worked on projects like Waste to Energy and Low Temperature Combustion of Sustainable Green Fuels. He has also been a lecturer at various institutions, including Anna University and Laxmi Narain College of Technology, where he imparted knowledge in subjects like Engineering Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engine, and Renewable Energy.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Sharma’s research focuses on advanced combustion technologies, including Hydrogen and Ammonia combustion for split cycle engines, and low temperature combustion techniques such as HCCI, PCCI, and RCCI. He has contributed significantly to biofuel production from waste feedstocks, algae biofuel production, and the development of nano-catalysts for biodiesel production. His technical skills encompass the use of Ansys Chemkin Pro and Ansys CFD for combustion analysis, as well as various combustion analyzers and emission analysis tools.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Sharma’s work has been recognized with several research and travel grants, including funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)-DST-India and ASTUTE seed corn grant. He has also completed various certification courses related to hydrogen and ammonia safety, biofuel production, and sustainable fuels and chemical production. His research achievements are documented in numerous publications, and he has been a mentor and supervisor for many undergraduate students.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Sharma has made substantial contributions to the field of mechanical engineering and renewable energy through his research and consultancy roles. His work on projects like the MariNH3, funded by EPSRC-UKRI, focuses on hydrogen and ammonia combustion for marine applications, which has significant implications for sustainable energy solutions. His collaborations with institutions such as the University of Brighton, Aston University, and various Indian institutes highlight his global impact and influence.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Looking ahead, Dr. Sharma aims to continue his research in sustainable energy technologies and advanced combustion systems. His ongoing projects on hydrogen and ammonia combustion and waste-to-energy conversion demonstrate his commitment to addressing global energy challenges. Through his teaching, research, and consultancy, Dr. Sharma continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of engineers, contributing to advancements in energy technologies and sustainable engineering practices.


A total of 317 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations         317
  • h-index           11
  • i10-index        12
Notable Publications 

Production and characterization of bio-mix fuel produced from a ternary and quaternary mixture of raw oil feedstock

1) Sharma V, Duraisamy G
Journal of Cleaner Production

Production, combustion and emission impact of bio-mix methyl ester fuel on a stationary light duty diesel engine

Vikas Sharma, Ganesh Duraisamy, Haeng Muk Cho, Kanagaraj Arumugam
Journal of Cleaner Production

Impact of bio-mix fuel on performance, emission and combustion characteristics in a single cylinder DICI VCR engine

KA Vikas Sharma, Ganesh Duraisamy
Renewable Energy

Study on using graphene and graphite nanoparticles as fuel additives in waste cooking oil biodiesel

V Sharma, AK Hossain, A Ahmed, A Rezk

Plastic waste to liquid fuel: A review of technologies, applications, and challenges

V Sharma, AK Hossain, G Griffiths, G Duraisamy, A Krishnasamy, …
Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

Investigation of anaerobic digested pyrolysis oil and waste derived biodiesel blends as sustainable fuel for marine engine application

V Sharma, AK Hossain, G Griffiths, JC Manayil, R Vinu, G Duraisamy
Vikas Sharma | Engineering | Young Scientist Award