Jyotsna Sharma

Dr. Jyotsna Sharma

Assistant Professor, Devon Energy Career Development Professor, Department of Petroleum Eng.
Adjunct Professor,
Department of Electrical Eng.,
3212H Patrick F. Taylor Hall, LSU
225-578-6042, JSharma@lsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Fiber Optic Sensing
Machine Learning 
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Formation Evaluation
Sensors & Measurements


Open Positions - MS/PhD  


Ph.D., Petroleum Eng., University of Calgary
B.Tech., Electrical Eng. (Power), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Eng.- LSU, Baton Rouge (LA) [2019 - Present]
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Eng. -LSU, Baton Rouge (LA) [2022-Present]
Research Engineer- Chevron, Bakersfield (CA) [2014-18]
Reservoir Engineer- Chevron, Houston (TX) [2013-14]
Simulation Engineer- Chevron, Calgary, Canada [2012-13]
Visition Scholar- Stanford University, USA [2010]
Research Intern- Shell, Calgary, Canada [2009]
Field Engineer- Schlumberger, Whitecourt, Canada [2006-07]
Research Intern-Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany [2005]

Featured News

Nov.'23 research grants from the Institute of Energy Innovation and NSF Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance
Sept. '23 paper published in Scientific Reports (Nature publication).
Apr. '23 received Rising Faculty Research Award
Mar.'23 Research featured in LSU Newsletter.
Nov. '22 paper published in Journal of Petroleum Science & Eng.
May '22 Dr. Sharma to serve as Associate Editor for SPE Journal.
Research featured in LSU President's Newsletter.
Research featured in local news (ABC affiliate KATC, the Advocate, Business Report), Journal of Petroleum Technology.
June '21 journal paper in Scientific Reports (Nature publication).
Apr. '21 Dr. Sharma's proposal selected for ITRS Grant.
Dec. '20 journal paper published in Optics Express.
Nov. '20 journal paper published in Nanomaterials.
Nov. '20 journal paper published in IEEE Sensors.
Oct. '20 Dr. Sharma (co-PI) awarded DOE EPSCoR funding.
July '20 Dr. Sharma (PI) receives NASA Grant (LaSPACE).

Our research collaborators and sponsors include:



  • Research grant from the Institute of Energy Innovation [2023].
  • Industry-sponsored grant from the NSF Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance [2023]. 
  • LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award [2023]
  • Research grant from the Center for Innovation in Structural Integrity Assurance under NSF [2023] 
  • Research & Development Grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission [2022]
  • Express Research Grant from Tendeka [2022]
  • Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer (LiFT) grant, Louisiana State University [2021]
  • Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS) grant, Louisiana Board of Regents [2021] 
  • NASA Research Enhancement Award, NASA LaSPACE [2020]
  • LINKS with Industry and National Labs grant, Louisiana Board of Regents [2021, 2020]
  • DOE grant for Quantum Enhanced Fiber Optic Sensing for Oil and Gas Applications [2020]
  • Faculty Research Grant for creating an Analytics Center of Excellence, LSU [2019]
  • Emerging Faculty Travel Award, NSF EPSCoR [2019]
  • Digital Scholarship for novel data science project awarded by LSU Library [2019]
  • Certificate of Digital Innovation, Chevron [2018]
  • Selected for Chevron’s Data Science Development Program for Data Analytics initiatives [2018]
  • Selected for Chevron’s Mentoring Excellence in Technology for technical achievements [2017]
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Outstanding Service Award, given to 0.1% of over 110,000 members worldwide [2016]
  • SPE Technical Editor Recognition [2015]
  • Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification - lead 15 Lean Sigma projects saving over $5 MM [2015]
  • Penn West Energy Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary [2011]
  • Dr. Roger Butler Memorial Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary [2010−2011]
  • “Best Technical Presentation” at the Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa, USA [2010]
  • SPE of Canada Graduate Scholarship [2010−2011]
  • “Best Graduate Paper” at the Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary [2009]
  • Zandmer and Ursula Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary [2009−2010]
  • Elnova Award for the “Best Undergraduate Project” in Power Engineering at IIT−Delhi [2006]
  • Director’s Merit Certificate for being amongst the top 7% students in IIT−Delhi [2004−2005]
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Merit Scholarship by the Steel Authority of India Ltd. [2002−2006]