Vikas Sharma

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Dr Vikas Sharma is a senior research fellow at Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at University of Brighton. He worked on sustainable low carbon fuel, clean energy, waste to energy, BioMix fuel from waste, advanced low temperature combustion (LTC), Biomass Pyrolysis fuels. Currently at AEC he is working on H2 and NH3 spray analysis, combustion and emissions characteristics. He is an Associate Member of Energy Institute (EI) UK, Associate Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC) and Combustion Institute (CI) British section. He holed Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Energy Technologies from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2020. He received research exchange award in Jan.2020 and got visiting Ph.D. studentship at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. In September 2020, He joined as a postdoctoral research fellow in Aston University, on UKIERI funded project waste to engine “Low Temperature Combustion of Sustainable Green Fuels”. He gained depth knowledge of fuel production and combustion in off-road engine application. In Jan.2022, He joined knowledge exchange research fellow on ERDF funded project on “Wood biomass pyrolysis”, he worked upgradation of bio-oil, bio-oil, biogas characterisation, bio-oil blends and engine combustion and emissions. In Jan.2023, He joined as senior research fellow on MariNH3 EPSRC funded project ( He is working to improve ammonia (NH3) utilisation for marine engine application. He completed 4 funded project (2 national and 2 international). He published +25 research articles in high impact factor journals, 1 book chapter, 2 books (LASER Ignition System for CNG Engine”, ISBN-13: 978-3656720058, Let’s Start Your Career, ISBN 9781365915178). He supervised 4 Ph.D. and master thesis and 13 undergraduate final year projects. He delivered more than 6 guest lecture as invited talk on various universities. He participated about 16 international and 8 national conferences. He is a Review Editor for Journal of Process and Energy Systems Engineering (JPESE) in frontiers energy research, Editorial Member of the Journal of Advanced Energy Conversion Materials (AECM) Universal Wiser Publisher, Singapore, and International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy (IJSGE), Science Publishing Group.

    `  ❖ Associate Member Combustion Institute (AMCI) (British Section)
       ❖ Member of Energy Institute (AMEI) UK
       ❖ Associate member of Royal Society of Chemistry (ASRSC) UK
       ❖ Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA)
       ❖ International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
       ❖ International Associations of Engineers (IAENG.)
       ❖ Review Editor for Process and Energy Systems Engineering in frontiers energy research
       ❖ Editorial Member of the Journal of Advanced Energy Conversion Materials (AECM) Universal Wiser Publisher, Singapore,
       ❖ Editorial Board Member in “International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy (IJSGE); ISSN Print: 2575-2189.

Research interests

Biofuel, Biodiesel production

Fuel characterisation

Biomass pyrolysis

Engine combustion

Advanced LTC combustion/Dual fuel combustion RCCI, HCCI, PCCI

Nano-additives and emulsified fuel combustion

Hydrogen and Ammonia Combustion 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering/Renewable Energy , Anna University

10 Jun 201415 Aug 2020

Award Date: 19 Dec 2020

Master, Internal Combustion Engine

10 Aug 201130 May 2013

Award Date: 9 Sept 2013

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering , Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation

24 Aug 200730 May 2011

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011


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