Jyotsna Sharma


Dr. Jyotsna Sharma
Assistant Professor, Devon Energy Career Development Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, LSU, 3212H Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office: 225-578-6042
Email: JSharma@lsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Fiber Optic Sensing

Machine Learning and Data Analytics

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- LSU, Baton Rouge (LA) [2019 - 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]

Recent News

Sep. '21 Dr. Sharma awarded LiFT grant
Research featured in local news (ABC affiliate KATC, the Advocate, Business Report)
June '21 journal paper in Scientific Reports (Nature publication)
Apr. '21 Dr. Sharma's proposal selected for ITRS Grant
Research featured in the Journal of Petroleum Technology
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:



  • 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]