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Ashwini Kumar Sharma
Assistant Professor
ashwini[at]ch.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-284926
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Research
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Teaching Engagements

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Research Interests
Mathematical modeling, Transport phenomena (e.g., fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer), Energy systems, Electrochemical energy storage, Fuel cells, Batteries, Flow batteries, Mathematical analysis, Differential equations, Analytical and numerical solution, Nondimensionalization, Scaling analysis
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Educational Details
National University of Singapore (NUS)
2014
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur
2009
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering
Professional Background
Technical lead
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2017
Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2019
IIT Patna
Research Fellow
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2017
National University of Singapore
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2019 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Optimization of lithium-ion battery design and operation towards aging-controlled fast charging 24 Nov 2020 Batteries 28 Lakhs INR SERB
Recycling of reverse osmosis reject water for co-production of high-value algal metabolites 01 Jan 2019 Process modeling and simulation 40 Lakhs INR SERB (IMPRINT Scheme) Sanjeev Kumar (HRED, IIT Roorkee), JV Parambil (IIT Patna)
Reduced order model development for state of charge estimation in a lithium ion battery management system 09 Jan 2023 Batteries 6.6 Lakhs iNR SERB




Publications
  1. D. Patel, A. Dharmesh, Y. Sharma, P. Rani, A. K. Sharma, Hybrid electrolyte with biomass-derived carbon host for high-performance aqueous Zn–S battery, Chemical Engineering Journal (2024), vol. 479, 147722
  2. P. Kumar, NSM Reddy, A. Dharmesh, P. Rani, A. K. Sharma, In-situ hydrogen production and battery electrode materials from metal effluent and biomass, Chemical Engineering Journal (2024), vol. 480, 148070
  3. Aakanksha, A. Sahoo, A. K. Sharma, Y. Sharma, Physics based modeling of LiFePO4 cathodes: effects of electrode parameters on cell performance during fast charging, Journal of Physics: Energy (2023), vol. 5 (4), 045013
  4. D. Patel and A. K. Sharma, Minireview on Aqueous Zinc–Sulfur Batteries: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives, Energy & Fuels (2023), vol. 37 (15), 10897-10914
  5. L. K. Singh, R. Kumar, A. K. Gupta, A. K. Sharma, S. Panchal, Computational study on hybrid air-PCM cooling inside lithium-ion battery packs with varying number of cells, Journal of Energy Storage (2023), vol. 67, 107649
  6. A. Pathak, A. K. Sharma, A. K. Gupta, Systematic Lumped Modeling of all-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2022), vol. 169, pp. 100533
  7. L. K. Singh, A. K. Gupta, A. K. Sharma, Hybrid thermal management system for a lithium-ion battery module: Effect of cell arrangement, discharge rate, phase change material thickness and air velocity, , Journal of Energy Storage (2022), vol. 52 (B), pp. 104907
  8. A. K. Sharma, K. Somasundaram, E. Birgersson, W. Tong, H.V. Nguyen, A. Fisher, A. S. Mujumdar, Scale analysis of electrochemical and thermal behaviour of a cylindrical spiral-wound lithium-ion battery, Electrochimica Acta (2021), vol. 400, pp. 139397
  9. A. Pathak, A. K. Gupta, A. K. Sharma, Dimensional analysis of a flow-by porous electrode and demonstration to all-vanadium redox flow batteries thereon, Journal of Energy Storage (2021), vol. 44, pp. 103258
  10. L. K. Singh, G. Mishra, A. K. Sharma, A. K. Gupta, A numerical study on thermal management of a lithium-ion battery module via forced-convective air cooling, International Journal of Refrigeration (2021), vol. 131, pp. 218-234
  11. S. Bhushan, M. S. Rana, M. Bhandari, A. K. Sharma, H. Simsek, S. K. Prajapati, Enzymatic pretreatment of algal biomass has different optimal conditions for biogas and bioethanol routes, Chemosphere (2021), vol. 284, pp. 131264
  12. Mamta, M. S. Rana, A. K. Sharma, J. V.Parambil, S. K. Prajapati, Potential of reverse osmosis reject water as a growth medium for the production of algal metabolites–A state-of-the-art review, Journal of Water Process Engineering (2021), vol. 40, pp. 101849
  13. A. K. Sharma, S. Basu, K. S. Hariharan, S. P. Adiga, S. M. Kolake, T. Song, Y. Sung. A closed form reduced order electrochemical model for Li-ion cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2019), vol. 166, pp. A1197-1210
  14. S. K. Murthy, A. K. Sharma, C. Choo, E. Birgersson. Analysis of concentration overpotential in an all-vanadium redox flow battery, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2018), vol. 165, pp. A1746-A1752
  15. A. K. Sharma, K. Ahmed, and E. Birgersson. Nernst voltage losses in planar fuel cells caused by changes in chemical composition: effects of operating parameters, Ionics, Springer (2018), vol. 24, pp. 2047-2054
  16. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, F. Pan, and Q. Wang. Analysis of a validated mathematical model for a redox-flow lithium-ion battery system, Electrochimica Acta (2017), vol. 247, pp. 183-192
  17. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, F. Pan, and Q. Wang. Mathematical modeling and experiments of half-cell redox flow lithium ion battery system, Electrochimica Acta (2016), vol. 204, pp.1-8
  18. A. K. Sharma, and E. Birgersson. Validity and scalability of an asymptotically reduced single channel model for full-size catalytic monolith converters, Applied Mathematics and Computation (2016), vol. 281, pp. 186-198
  19. A. K. Sharma, C. Y. Ling, M. Vynnycky, E. Birgersson, and M. Han. Verified reduction of dimensionality for an all-vanadium redox flow battery model, Journal of Power Sources (2015), vol. 279, pp. 345-350
  20. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, and M. Vynnycky. Towards computationally-efficient modeling of transport phenomena in three-dimensional monolithic channels, Applied Mathematics and Computation (2015), vol. 254, pp. 392-407
  21. A. K. Sharma, M. Vynnycky, C.Y. Ling, E. Birgersson, and M. Han. The quasi-steady state of all-vanadium redox flow batteries: A scale analysis, Electrochimica Acta (2014), vol. 147, pp. 657-662
  22. A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson. On modifying the condition for the local current density decoupling in fuel cell stacks for moderate perturbations, Electrochimica Acta (2014), vol. 142, pp. 187-190
  23. A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson. Computationally-efficient simulation of transport phenomena in fuel cell stacks via electrical and thermal decoupling of the cells, Fuel Cells (2014), vol. 14, pp. 906-913
  24. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson and S. H. Khor. Computationally-efficient hybrid strategy for mechanistic modeling of fuel cell stacks, Journal of Power Sources (2014), vol. 247, pp. 481-488
  25. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, and M. Vynnycky. An aggregate measure for the local current density coupling in fuel cell stacks, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2013), vol. 160, pp. F1237-1240
  26. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, M. Vynnycky and H. Ly. On the interchangeability of potentiostatic and galvanostatic boundary conditions for fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta (2013), vol. 109, pp. 617-622
  27. M. Vynnycky, A. K. Sharma, and E. Birgersson. A finite element method for the weakly compressible parabolized steady 3D Navier Stokes equations in a channel with a permeable wall, Computers and Fluids (2013), vol. 81, pp. 152-161
  28. A. K. Sharma, V. Agarwal, A. K. Das, S. Ghosh, and P. K. Das. Conduction in composite slabs: reliability of 1-D and 2-D calculations, Energy and Buildings (2013), vol. 65, pp. 242-247
Honors And Awards
MemberShips
Institution of Engineers (India)
01 May 2020 - Present
Member
Indian Institurte of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
01 May 2020 - Present
Life Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Material and Energy Balance ( CHN-102 )
Spring
Fluid and Particle Mechanics ( CHN-211 )
Autumn
Polymer Rheology and Processing ( PEN-204 )
Spring
Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering ( CHN-323 )
Autumn
Students
Associate Scholars
Vinod Kumar
IIT Roorkee
Thermal management of lithium-ion batteries
Subham Khange
IIT Roorkee
Aging of lithium-ion batteries
Akanksha Pathak
IIT Patna
Modeling of vanadium redox flow batteries
Abhishek Dharmesh
IIT Roorkee
Metal sulfur batteries
Dinesh Patel
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Metal sulfur batteries
Miscellaneous
Special Courses and Lectures
  1. Delivered an invited talk on "Mathematical Modeling of Li-ion Batteries and Challenges in Large-Scale Battery Applications", 17th Dec, 2022, National Conference on Energy Materials and Devices (E-MADs) 2022 at IIT Jodhpur
  2. Delivered an invited lecture (online) on "Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Li-ion Batteries", 29th Sept, 2022, School of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Korea (Host: Prof. Sang Woo Joo)
  3. Delivered an invited lecture on "Lithium-ion batteries and beyond", 12th April 2022, Extramural Lecture Series, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Trichy
  4. Delivered an invited talk on "Rechargeable batteries: Introduction and Challenges for Emerging Applications", 11th Feb, 2022, Virtual Conference on Batteries and Fuel Cells at KBP College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
  5. Organized one-week short-term course on “Advanced Rechargeable batteries: From powder to power”, 25th-30th Dec 2020, sponsored by TEQIP, MHRD
  6. Delivered an expert lecture on “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for System and Component Design of Batteries” under TEQIP sponsored short-term course on “Advanced Rechargeable batteries: From powder to power”, 25th-30th Dec 2020
  7. Delivered an expert lecture on “Fuel cells: Introduction, Components and Challenges” under TEQIP-faculty development program on “Sustainable energy technologies: Synthesis of alternative fuels, characterization, and molecular simulations” 07th-11th Dec 2020 sponsored by TEQIP, MHRD
  8. Delivered an expert lecture on “Mathematical modelling of Fuel Cells”, under Faculty Development Program on "Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage", 23rd-27th Nov 2020, Sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy
  9. Delivered an expert lecture on “Applications of Electrochemical Power Sources, Focus: Electric Vehicles”, under Faculty Development Program on "Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage", 23rd-27th Nov 2020, Sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy
  10. Delivered an invited talk on “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for System and Component Design of Electrochemical Energy Devices”, 18th Dec 2019, 13th National Conference on Solid State Ionics, IIT Roorkee
Conference presentations
  1. A. K. Sharma, Numerical Optimization of Catalyst Layers in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, 1st Forum of Young Researchers on Heterogeneous Catalysis, Szeged, Hungary (2022)
  2. A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson, Understanding and eliminating interaction of cells in an electrochemical stack, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2016)
  3. S. Padavala, A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson, Asymptotically Reduced Zero-dimensional Model for an All-vanadium Redox Flow Battery, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2016)
  4. E. J. Guan, A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, Proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack optimization with a distributed genetic algorithm, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore (2013)
  5. A. K. Sharma, S. H. Khor, and E. Birgersson. Verified hybrid simulation strategy for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack model based on scale analysis, European Congress on Chemical Engineering, The Hague (2013)
  6. A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson. Asymptotically reduced three-dimensional model for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, European Congress on Chemical Engineering, The Hague (2013)
  7. A. K. Sharma, S. S. Ang, and E. Birgersson. Computationally-efficient Three-dimensional Modeling for Automotive Catalytic Converters, International Workshop on Mathematics in Chemical Kinetics and Engineering (MaCKiE), Chennai, India (2013)
  8. A. K. Sharma and E. Birgersson. Multi-objective optimization for design of PEMFC electrodes. Asian Conference on Electrochemical Power Sources (ACEPS), Chennai, India (2012)
  9. A. K. Sharma, E. Birgersson, and H. Ly. Numerical optimization of nano-sized functional groups in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. MRS-S Trilateral Conference on Advances in Nanoscience Energy, Water & Healthcare, Singapore (2010)