Dr. Sharan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Master's degrees from Queen's University, Kingston and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and B.Sc. ( Eng. ) degree in civil engineering from Bihar University. In 1996, he was elected to the Fellow grade of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1989, Dr. Sharan was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Prior to joining Laurentian University in 1981, he was a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil . He has also worked as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi during his sabbatical leaves. He has served as the Faculty Advisor of the Professional Engineers of Ontario Student Membership Program, a member of the Senate Committee on Student Appeals, Acting Director of the School of Engineering, Chairperson of Graduate Program Development Committee, Chairperson of the Selection Committee for the School's Director, member of the Faculty Personnel Committee, the Academic Senate and various Senate Committees including Curriculum Committee, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Admissions Promotions and Requests Committee and Undergraduate Awards Committee. He has also served as a Director of the Sudbury Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario. He has authored and co-authored more than 75 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in the areas of computational geomechanics, structural mechanics, fracture mechanics, fluid mechanics, fluid-structure dynamic interactions and the finite element method. He has chaired several sessions at national and international conferences. He has also served as a member of editorial boards and advisory committees for international conferences.
- B.Sc. (Engg.)
- M.Sc. (Eng.)
Dr. Sharan's research interests are in computational mechanics, numerical modeling in rock mechanics, dynamic analysis of fluid-structure systems and finite element modeling.
Merit increment and Performance Award for excellence in teaching and researchLaurentian University Engineering Students Society Awards for outstanding teaching performanceMinistry of Citizenship & Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation of Ontario Award for volunteer service.