He worked for several years in Nepal as a government engineer before joining a PhD study in 2008. In 2012, he completed his PhD in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from Auburn University, USA. Dr. Sharma worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Purdue University for a year before joining the faculty ranks at YSU in 2013.
Dr. Sharma is interested both in hydrologic and water quality modeling. He has diverse research experiences working with data-driven modelling such as wavelet analysis, neural network, fuzzy logic, and semi-distributed and distributed watershed models.
Currently, Dr. Sharma is working on research projects including hydrologic investigation in wetlands, climate change impact on flooding, low flows, ice jams and snow fall in the northern belt of the United States. He is also conducting field-based research by collecting data from wetlands to develop various scenarios using a watershed model.
Dr. Sharma teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses such as Water Quality Modeling (graduate level), Hydrology (graduate level), Hydraulic Design, Fluid Mechanics and Statics. He will also teach Watershed Modelling (graduate level) beginning in spring 2017.
Dr. Sharma participates in regional and international conferences, typically 2 to 3 times a year. He is involved in various scientific committees and also represents the college as an editorial board member of some peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Sharma is interested in social service such as donating blood, which he tries to do every two to three months. Dr. Sharma hopes to serve society in a unique way after retirement. For more information on Dr. Sharma’s research and publications, visit his page on the YSU website.