Dr. Mukul Sharma
Professor, W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Chair in Petroleum, Geosystems and Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin
Mukul M. Sharma is Professor and holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he has been for the past 33 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 400 journal articles and conference proceedings and has 21 patents. He has co-founded 4 energy technology companies including Austin Geotech Services, Pipe Fractional Flow, Geomechanics Software and Consulting and Subsurface Fracture Imaging, and co-founded 3 private E&P companies Layline Petroleum, Karsu Petroleum and Navidad Energy. Sharma has a bachelor of technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Sharma is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of the 2017 John Franklin Carl Award and the 2009 Lucas Gold Medal, the highest technical awards presented by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is also the recipient of the 2004 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2002 Lester C. Uren Award and the 1998 SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He served as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2002, has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals, and taught and consulted for industry worldwide.