B. L. Sharma


Basant Lal Sharma

B.Tech. 1999 (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Ph.D. 2004 (Cornell)

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208 016, India

Telephone:  +91 512 259 6173 (o),

                      +91 512 259 8424 (r)

(also 392 or 679 in place of 259)

Email: bls at iitk.ac.in

Fax: +91 512 259 7408

In very general terms, my research interests concern problems that arise in continuum mechanics. I am interested in studying physical phenomena that occur due to the presence of small length scales, for example, the structure and dynamics of defects in crystal.


Analysis of theoretical aspects of defects (dislocation, phase boundary, and crack) in crystals using Hamiltonian mechanics (continuum elastodynamics and lattice dynamics) and analytical techniques in applied mathematics.

Research Interests

Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Lattice Dynamics, Dislocations, Brittle Fracture, Solid-Solid Phase transformation, Wave Scattering, Nonlinear Elasticity, Discrete Mechanics.

Geometric Algorithms, Symplectic Algorithms, Structure of Hamiltonian Systems, Toeplitz Operator Theory, Calculus of Variations, Difference Calculus, Fourier Analysis, Special Functions.


बसंत लाल शर्मा

प्रौद्योगिकी स्नातक १९९९ (भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, मुंबई), डॉक्टरेट २००४ (कौर्नैल)

असिस्टेंट प्रोफेसर

यांत्रिकी अभियांत्रिकी

संकाय भवन ३५६

भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, कानपुर

कानपुर, उत्तर प्रदेश - २०८ ०१६, भारत

दूरभाष:  +९१  ५१२  २५९  ६१७३ (कार्यालय),

               +९१  ५१२ २५९ ८४२४ (निवास)

(२५९ के स्थान पर ३९२ या ६७९ भी उचित)

ईमेल: bls at iitk.ac.in

फैक्स: +९१  ५१२ २५९ ७४०८

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