मालवीय राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान जयपुर (राष्ट्रीय महत्व का संस्थान)
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (An Institute of National Importance)
Department of Mechanical Engineering

28

Journal Publications

4

Conference Publications

2

PhD Research Supervised

5

Awards & Honours

Qualifications
  • Ph.D.(Fluid and Thermal Sciences) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, U.P(2017)
    M.Tech.(Thermal Engineering (CFD & HT)) from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur(2012)
    B.Tech.(Mechanical Engineering) from I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Punjab(2009)
Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Laser Diagnostic Techniques, Combustion Generated Emission, Renewable Fuels, Phase Doppler Interferometry for spray characterization, I C Engine.

Brief Research Profile

Dr. Nikhil Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. He received his PhD degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2018 and M-Tech degree from NIT- Hamirpur in 2012. After his Ph.D. he was awarded Senior Research Associateship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India) to pursue research at IIT Kanpur. He was awarded the Research fellowship of Swedish Energy Agency for pursuing postdoctoral research at Chalmers university of technology, Sweden in 2018 for two years. He is the recipient of best Ph.D. thesis award (2017) and young scientist award (2018) from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, India. His areas of interests include two broader aspects:  Combustion Generated Particulates and Gaseous Emission: Particulate characterization and its control using aftertreatment devices, soot morphology, emission measurement and their control.  Laser Diagnostic Techniques: Phase Doppler Interferometry for spray characterization, particle image velocimetry for flow visualization, schlieren, shadowgraphy, Mie scattering, optical engine measurement, spray chamber development

Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur, India [04 August 2020 - Present].
    Postdoctoral Researcher at Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden [01 August 2018 - 31 July 2020].
    Assistant Professor (Grade-1) at Amity School Of Engineering And Technology, Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303 [16 July 2012 - 15 July 2013].

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Automobile Lab [ Group M1, M2,M3,M4]
  • Basic Mechanical Engineer [Group E]
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering [Group B]
  • Design of Thermal System
  • Heat Transfer Lab [Group M1,M2,M3]
  • I C Engine Lab [Group M1, M4]
  • I C Engine Lab [Group M2, M3]
  • IC Engine
  • Introduction to Mechanical Systems
  • Major Project
  • Pollution control Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Seminar
  • Thermal Lab
  • Workshop Practice [Batch - A2, H4 and I2]
  • Workshop Practice [Batch - X24]
  • Workshop Practice [Batch -A4]

    2022
  • Nikhil Sharma, J Preuss, J Sjoblom, "Morphological characterization of soot from a compression ignition engine fueled with diesel and an oxygenated fuel" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :0 / / 2022 DOI: doi:10.1177/14680874211073938
  • 2021
  • AK Agarwal, Y Jiotode, N Sharma, "Time-Resolved Endoscopic Evaluation of Spatial Temperature and Soot Distribution in a Butanol-Diesel Blend Fueled Direct Injection Compression Ignition Engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume : 144 / 144 2 / 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4051173
  • N Sharma, AK Agarwal , "Particulate Emission Reduction by Fuel Injection Timing Optimization in a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :144 / 3 / 2021
  • AP Singh, N Sharma, V Kumar, AK Agarwal, "Experimental investigations of mineral diesel/methanol-fueled reactivity controlled compression ignition engine operated at variable engine loads and premixed ratios" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :(7), 21 / 375-2389 / 2021
  • J Khatri, N Sharma, P Dahlander, L Koopmans, "Effect of relative humidity on water injection technique in downsized spark ignition engines" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :(7), 21 / 22 / 2021
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Macroscopic spray characteristics of a gasohol fueled GDI injector and impact on engine combustion and particulate morphology" , Fuel Volume :295, 12046 / 120461 / 2021
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Microscopic spray characteristics of ethanol and methanol blended gasoline in a direct injection spark ignition engine" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :1 / 1 / 2021
  • 2020
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Particulate Morphology Characterization of Butanol–Gasoline Blend Fueled Spark-Ignition Direct Injection Engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :10 / 142 / 2020
  • Singh, A. P., Sharma, N., Satsangi, D. P., Agarwal, A. K., , "Effect of fuel injection pressure and premixed ratio on mineral diesel-methanol fueled reactivity controlled compression ignition mode combustion engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :142 / 12 / 2020
  • Singh, A. P., Sharma, N, Kumar, V., Satsangi, D. P., Agarwal, A. K., "Fuel injection strategy for utilization of mineral diesel-methanol blend in a common rail direct injection engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :8 / 142 / 2020
  • Singh, A. P., Sharma, N, Kumar, V., Agarwal, A. K., "Experimental investigations of mineral diesel/methanol-fueled reactivity controlled compression ignition engine operated at variable engine loads and premixed ratios" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :1 / 1468087420 / 2020
  • Khatri, J., Sharma, N., Dahlander, P., Koopmans, L., "Effect of relative humidity on water injection technique in downsized spark ignition engines" , International Journal of Engine Research Volume :1 / 1468087420 / 2020
  • Agarwal, A. K., Singh, A. P., Gupta, T., Agarwal, R. A, Sharma, N, Pandey, S. K., Ateeq, B, "Toxicity of exhaust particulates and gaseous emissions from gasohol (ethanol blended gasoline)-fuelled spark ignition engines" , Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Volume :22(7) / 1540-1553 / 2020
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal , "Effect of Fuel Injection Pressure and Engine Speed on Performance, Emissions, Combustion, and Particulate Investigations of Gasohols Fuelled Gasoline Direct Injection Engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :142 / 4 / 2020
  • Nikhil Sharma, William D. Bachalo, and Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Spray droplet size distribution and droplet velocity measurements in a firing optical engine" , Physics of Fluids Volume :32 / 1-8 / 2020
  • 2019
  • Agarwal, A. K, Jiotode, Y., Sharma, N, "Endoscopic visualization of engine combustion chamber using diesoline, diesosene and mineral diesel for comparative spatial soot and temperature distributions" , Fuel Volume :241 / 901-913 / 2019
  • Mu, M., Sjöblom, J, Sharma, N, Ström, H, Li, X, "Endoscopic visualization of engine combustion chamber using diesoline, diesosene and mineral diesel for comparative spatial soot and temperature distributions" , Energies Volume :241 / 901-913 / 2019
  • Agarwal, A. K, Sharma, N, Singh, A. P, Kumar, V., Satsangi, D. P., Patel, C , "Adaptation of methanol–dodecanol–diesel blend in diesel genset engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :10 / 141 / 2019
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Particulate Bound Trace Metals and Soot Morphology of Gasohol Fueled Gasoline Direct Injection Engine" , Journal of Energy Resources Technology Volume :141 / 2 / 2019
  • Nikhil Sharma, Chetankumar Patel, NachiketaTiwari, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Experimental investigations of noise and vibration characteristics of gasoline-methanol blend fuelled gasoline direct injection engine and their relationship with combustion characteristics" , Applied Thermal Engineering Volume :158 / 113754 / 2019
  • 2018
  • Reddy, S. M, Sharma, N, Gupta, N, Agarwal, A. K., "Effect of non-edible oil and its biodiesel on wear of fuel injection equipment components of a genset engine" , Fuel Volume :222 / 841-851 / 2018
  • Agarwal, A. K., Singh, A. P., Gupta, T., Agarwal, R. A, Sharma, N, Rajput, P., Pandey, S. K., Ateeq, B, "Mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of particulate matter emitted from biodiesel-fueled engines. " , Environmental science & technology Volume :24 / 14496-1450 / 2018
  • Agarwal, A. K, Ateeq, B, Gupta, T, Singh, A. P, Pandey, S. K, Sharma, N, Agarwal, R. A., Gupta, N. K., Sharma, H, Jain, A, "Toxicity and mutagenicity of exhaust from compressed natural gas: Could this be a clean solution for megacities with mixed-traffic conditions? " , Environmental Pollution 2018 Volume :239 / 499-511 / 2018
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Particle Characterization of Soot Aggregates Emitted by Gasohol Fueled Direct Injection Engine" , Energy and Fuel Volume :33 / 420-428 / 2018
  • 2017
  • Nikhil Sharma, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, "Effect of the fuel injection pressure on particulate emissions from a gasohol (E15 and M15)-fueled gasoline direct injection engine" , Energy and Fuel Volume :31 / 4155-4164 / 2017
  • 2016
  • Reddy, M. S, Sharma, N, Agarwal, A. K., "Effect of straight vegetable oil blends and biodiesel blends on wear of mechanical fuel injection equipment of a constant speed diesel engine" , Renewable Energy Volume :99 / 1008-1018 / 2016
  • Agarwal, A. K, Shukla, P. C, Patel, C, Gupta J. G, Sharma, N, Prasad, R. K., Agarwal, R. A, "Unregulated emissions and health risk potential from biodiesel (KB5, KB20) and methanol blend (M5) fuelled transportation diesel engines" , Renewable Energy Volume :98 / 283-291 / 2016
  • 2015
  • Agarwal, A. K, Shukla, P. C, Gupta, J. G, Patel, C, Prasad, R. K, Sharma, N., "Unregulated emissions from a gasohol (E5, E15, M5, and M15) fuelled spark ignition engine" , Applied Energy Volume :154 / 732-741 / 2015

    2021
  • Nikhil Sharma, Jonas Sjoblom, Jelena Pezer, Kalyan Mitra, Ravi Kant Pathak, "Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols Downstream a Diesel Particulate Filter" , EAC 2021 by :European Aerosol Conference at UK and Ireland Aerosol Society at UK / / 2021
  • 2016
  • Patel C,. Sharma, N. Tiwari, N., Agarwal A. K, "Effects of Spray Droplet Size and Velocity Distributions on Emissions From a Single Cylinder Biofuel Engine" , SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition by :SAE at USA / / 2016 ISBN: 0148-7191
  • Sharma, N., Agarwal, A. K. , "An Experimental Study of Microscopic Spray Characteristics of a GDI Injector Using Phase Doppler Interferometry" , SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition by :SAE at USA / / 2016 ISBN: 0148-7191
  • Sharma, N., Agarwal, A. K, "Microscopic and Macroscopic Spray Characteristics of GDI Injector Using Gasohol Fuels at Various Injection Pressures" , SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition by :SAE at USA / / 2016 ISBN: 0148-7191

  • Reference Book, "Air pollution and control" ISBN:978-981-10-7185-0 published by - Springer Year: 2018 authors- Sharma, N.; Agarwal, A. K.; Eastwood, P.; Gupta, T.; Singh, A. P
  • Reference Book, "Advanced engine diagnostics" ISBN:978-981-13-3275-3 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Gupta, J. G.; Sharma, N.; Singh, A. P
  • Reference Book, "Pollutants from Energy Sources" ISBN:978-981-13-3281-4 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, R. A.; Agarwal, A. K.; Gupta, T.; Sharma, N.,
  • Reference Book, "Engine exhaust particulates" ISBN:Springer published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Dhar, A.; Sharma, N.; Shukla, P. C.,
  • Reference Book, "Methanol and the Alternate Fuel Economy" ISBN:978-981-13-3287-6 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Gautam, A.; Sharma, N.; Singh, A. P
  • Reference Book, "Advanced Combustion Techniques and Engine Technologies for the Automotive Sector" ISBN:978-981-15-0368-9 published by - Springer Year: 2020 authors- Singh, A. P.; Sharma, N.; Agarwal, R.; Agarwal, A. K
  • Reference Book, "Engine Modeling and Simulation" ISBN:978-981-16-8618-4 published by - Springer Year: 2022 authors- Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Dhananjay Kumar, Nikhil Sharma, Utkarsha Sonawane
  • Text Book, "Technological Evolution of Spark Ignition Direct Injection Engine" ISBN:978-981-13-3298-2 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Sharma, N.; Agarwal, A. K.,

  • Book Chapter, "Life-Time Contributions of Prof. L.M. Das to Hydrogen Engine Research and Development" ISBN:ISBN 978-19-1039-029-0 published by - Athena Academic, London, UK Year: 2016 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Sharma, N
  • Book Chapter, "Potential of DME and Methanol for Locomotive Traction in India: Opportunities, Technology Options and Challenges" ISBN: 978-981-10-3787-0 published by - Springer Year: 2017 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Sharma, N.; Singh, A. P
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to Engine Exhaust Particulates" ISBN:978-981-13-3299-9 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Dhar, A.; Sharma, N.; Shukla, P. C.
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction of Methanol and Alternate Fuel Economy" ISBN:978-981-13-3286-9 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Gautam, A.; Sharma, N.; Singh, A. P.,
  • Book Chapter, "Gasoline direct injection engines and particulate emissions" ISBN:978-981-10-7185-0 published by - Springer Year: 2018 authors- Sharma, N.; Agarwal, A. K
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to air pollution and its control" ISBN:978-981-10-7185-0 published by - Springer Year: 2018 authors- Sharma, N.; Agarwal, A. K.; Eastwood, P.; Gupta, T.; Singh, A. P.
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to Advanced Engine Diagnostics" ISBN:978-981-13-3275-3 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, A. K.; Gupta, J. G.; Sharma, N.; Singh, A. P.
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to Pollutants from Energy Sources: Characterization and Control" ISBN:978-981-13-3281-4 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Agarwal, R. A.; Agarwal, A. K.; Gupta, T.; Sharma, N.,
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to advanced combustion techniques and engine technologies for automotive sector" ISBN:978-981-15-0368-9 published by - Springer Year: 2020 authors- Singh, A. P.; Sharma, N.; Agarwal, R.; Agarwal, A. K.,
  • Book Chapter, "Reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion using alcohols" ISBN:978-981-13-3275-3 published by - Springer Year: 2019 authors- Singh, A. P.; Sharma, N.; Satsangi, D. P.; Kumar, V.; Agarwal, A. K.,
  • Book Chapter, "Recent Development for Use of Alcohol-Based Renewable Fuels in Compression Ignition Engine" ISBN:978-981-16-0930-5 published by - Springer Year: 2021 authors- Nikhil Sharma
  • Book Chapter, "Butanol Fuel in Internal Combustion Engines" ISBN:978-981-16-8751-8 published by - Springer Year: 2022 authors- P Choudhary, B Rao, N Sharma
  • Book Chapter, "Introduction to Engine Modeling and Simulation" ISBN:978-981-16-8618-4 published by - Springer Year: 2022 authors- AK Agarwal, D Kumar, N Sharma, U Sonawane

Journal Name Publisher Role Duration
Journal of Energy and Environmental SustainabilityISEESAssociate Editor01-06-2018 - Present

  • Life Member of ISEES

    Ongoing
  • VIVEKANAND PRAJAPATI on Battery thermal management in electric vehicle Year - 2022
  • JITENDRA DIXIT on Characterization of particulate mass emissions from diesel engines Year - 2022

    2022-2023
  • SIVA TEJA GADDAM on SPRAY CHARACTERIZATION FOR THE EXTINCTION OF POOL FIRE APPLICATION Year - 2022-2023 (Ongoing)
  • SHEKHAR KUMAR on Simulation study of liquid coolant battery thermal management system for electric vehicles Year - 2022-2023 (Ongoing)
  • 2021-2022
  • PRASHANT SHAH on Experimental Investigations on Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics of Diesel-HHO Gas in a Dual Fuel CI Engine Year - 2021-2022 (Completed)
  • 2020-2021
  • PUSHPENDRA CHOUDHARY on Investigation of the Effect of Methanol addition on Performance, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine working with Diesel Fuel Year - 2020-2021 (Completed)
  • Mahaveer on Experimental Investigation on Varying the Compression Ratio of CI Engine Working Under Different Methanol-Diesel Fuel Blends and Fuel Additives Year - 2020-2021 (Completed)
  • B. Abhishek Mohan Rao on Numerical and theoretical analysis for shell side heat transfer Augmentation by varying baffle parameter in STHX Year - 2020-2021 (Completed)

  • Topic: A Low-cost water purifier for rural households (2019ume1723, 2019ume1628, 2019ume1739, 2019ume118) Year - 2022-2023
    Shruti Kumari, Sweeti Kumari,Priyanka Kumari,Silky (Ongoing)
  • Topic: Fabrication and experimental analysis of low cost portable PM collector under controlled condition (2018UME1203,2018UME1094, 2018UME1186) Year - 2021-2022
    Jyothi Jayakumar , Priyanka Gupta, Nisha Yadav (Completed)
  • Topic: Solar air heater with roughened surface and reflectors (2017UME1374, 2017UME1357,2017UME1256,2017UME1277) Year - 2020-2021
    KAMLESH KUMAR, MOHIT KUMAR, RAVI BAHADUR,TARUN RAJ (Completed)

  • Faculty advisor of Robotics club in Science and Technology Society (DSW Office) from - 10-10-2022 to Till Date
  • Coordinator (Departmental), Management Information System in MNIT Jaipur from - 30-06-2022 to Till Date
  • Department Faculty In-charge: ARIIA ranking in MNIT Jaipur from - 30-06-2022 to Till Date
  • Lab Incharge in I C Engine Lab from - 12-11-2021 to Till Date
  • Program Advisor for 3rd Year in Departmental Undergraduate committee (DUGC) from - 01-09-2021 to Till Date
  • Coordinator, Department Information Cell in MNIT Jaipur from - 04-08-2020 to 30-06-2022

  • Young Scientist Award for given by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability Year - 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholarship for given by Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten Year - 2018
  • Senior Research Associateship (Pool scientist scheme) for given by CSIR Year - 2018
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award for given by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability Year - 2017
  • Best Paper (oral presentation) for given by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability-2017 at IISER Mohali Year - 2017

SNo. Type Title Event Place Schedule
1TalkPlanning of Research Work Using Sensitive Equipment and Interpretation of ResultsHands-on Workshop on Sophisticated Research Equipment-2021 (HWSRE-2021)Chandigarh University, ChandigarhJun-2021
2TalkBasics of Internal Combustion Engine and Emission Perspective-Part-1STTP on Combustion Concepts and ApplicationsS. V. National Institute of Technology Surat, IndiaNov-2020
3TalkBasics of Internal Combustion Engine and Emission Perspective-Part-2STTP on Combustion Concepts and ApplicationsS. V. National Institute of Technology Surat, IndiaNov-2020
4TalkAdvances in Internal Combustion Engine-Part-1One Week Online Short Term Training Programme on Future Development & Advances in Internal Combustion EngineDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, BTKIT Dwarahat (Almora), UttarakhandSep-2020
5TalkAdvances in Internal Combustion Engine-Part-2One Week Online Short Term Training Programme on Future Development & Advances in Internal Combustion EngineDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, BTKIT Dwarahat (Almora), Uttarakhand Sep-2020