Professor Ashok K. Sharma, Fellow, Indian Council of Chemists (FICC) is the Registrar of University of Ladakh, UT. Before joining this post, he has been working as Professor and Dean at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST) Murthal, Sonipat, Haryana. While serving at DCRUST, he has been actively involved in University administration as Director, Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL); Dean of Colleges; Dean, Faculty of Education; Head, Centre for Research, Innovation and Development (CRID); President, Institute Innovation Council (IIC); Chairman, Department Promotion Committee of the University; Member, CAS committee; Member, Central Purchase Committee; Chairman, Department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology; Chairman, Board of Post Graduate Studies and Research and Department Research Committee at DCRUST and he did exceptional work in various capacities.
He is credited with more than 80 publications in peer reviewed international journals of repute with h-index of 22, Citations 1471, i10-index 35. He has been a Brain Pool Visiting Research Scientist to Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea and has supervised/supervising 02 post-doctoral, 12 Ph.D. and 32 M.Tech. students and undertaken 10 sponsored R&D projects which includes 02 international projects, sponsored by DST, DBT, UGC, AICTE, SPARC-MHRD, INDIA-ASEAN and DST-Haryana. Prof. Sharma has contributed to research for more than 31 years and has earned the admiration of his peers in the scholarly community. Nevertheless, he investigated a number of low-cost procedures to synthesize nanomaterials in applications useful to the community.
In the areas of Material Science and Nanotechnology, Prof. Sharma has made significant contributions that span from embracing the fundamentals to meeting societal requirements. He has been actively engaged in deciphering the dynamics of "Energy Storage and Conversion" and "Waste Water Remediation". He was awarded with Material Scientist Award at International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM-2011) at University of Jinan, Shandong, China. He also got Indian Academy of Science Summer Research Fellowship consecutively for two years 2009 and 2010 to work at Solid State Chemistry Unit (SSCU), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prof. Sharma successfully completed UKERI-AICTE FE leadership development program with Dudley College London and Leadership for Academicians (LEAP -MHRD) GOI program with one-week training component at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA. Prof. Sharma is a widely travelled academician with ample international R&D exposure. Research areas include development and applications of conducting polymer/metal oxides/CNT/Graphene based binary and ternary nano-composites for treatment of waste water, sensing of antibiotics, pesticides and heavy metals and electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion Devices. He chaired many scientific technical sessions and delivered about 75 plenary/invited /Guest/Keynote lectures at the National and International conferences/seminars/symposia/workshops in India and abroad.
This succinct summary demonstrates his devotion to and commitment for his profession, which is continually motivated by a desire to contribute to society.