Mukul M.Sharma is a professor and holds the W.A “TEX” Moncrieff, Jr. Centennial Chair in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mukul M. Sharma was born on 1949 or 1950. His birth place was Varanasi, India. This honored man died on March 1 2019 at the age of 69. His nationality was Indian. His occupation was science, story writer, journalist and polymath (which means a person of wide knowledge or learning).
This famous personality had received B.Tech from the Indian Institute of technology Kanpur (1980), and then M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from University of southern California in 1981 and 1985 respectively. He was one of the bright student in his time. Dr Mukul Sharma has been on the faculty at the University of Texas for the past 34 years and served as Chairman of the Department from 2001 to 2005.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST
His current research interest include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. He has also published more than 400 journals articles and conference proceedings and has 21 patents. Additional details about his research work and publication can be found on website.
His career was mainly related to science and technology. He had been very successful in his interest. He had received many awards and honors from different agencies and services. Among his many awards and appreciation, Dr. Mukul Sharma is a member of the US national academy of engineering. He is the recipient of the 2017 John Franklin Carll Award and the 2009 Lucas Gold Medal, SPEs highest technical awards. He has also received the 2004 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2020 Lester C.Yren Award and the 1988 SPE formation Evaluation award. He served as an SPE distinguished lecturer in 2002, has served on the Editorial boards of many journals, and taught and consulted for industry worldwide.
Beyond his academic, Dr.Mukul M.Sharma has founded Austin Geotech services, and E&P consulting company in 1996. He also cofounded lay line petroleum in 2006 (which had very successful exit in 2013) and Navidad energy in 2017.
As described above all of his scrupulous effort and his intelligence, he had made many significant searches and shaken up the society of science and technology. He had also been awarded and appreciated by many organization. They are:
- US NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, 2018
- SOE JOHN, FRANKLIN CARL AWARD, 2017
- SPE ANTHONY F. LUCAS GOLD MEDAL, 2009
- LESTER C. UREN AWARD, SPE, 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 AWARS, 1996
- HALLIBURTON FOUNDATION, FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD, 1994