• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Mukul Sharma

Dartmouth College


Mukul Sharma is Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College. His work on developing nature-based strategies to remove atmospheric CO2 led to his selection as a Guggenheim Fellow in 2020 for discovering a novel approach to utilize clay minerals to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide in the ocean. His research to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide is currently supported by Schmidt Futures, the Astera Institute, and the Grantham Foundation. Dr. Sharma’s very broad research focus includes such diverse problems as the evolution of early Earth, mixing and homogenization of Solar Nebula, origin of mantle heterogeneities, the relationship between solar magnetic activity and terrestrial climate, osmium budget of the ocean, meteorite impacts, and methane production on Mars. Recent projects include measuring the osmium and iron isotope composition of the solar photosphere, investigating the behavior of platinum metals in the ocean and the cause(s) of Younger Dryas abrupt climate change, and examining water-rock interaction during hydraulic fracturing. He has authored over 60 scientific articles, book chapters and reviews. Dr. Sharma was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, after earning a master's and his doctorate from the University of Rochester. He also earned a master’s from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal as top student of the graduating class. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Delhi. URL: https://faculty-directory.dartmouth.edu/mukul-sharma

Sessions With Mukul Sharma

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 11:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 12:00 am

    Oceans and Climate: Innovative solutions

    The world’s oceans store 90% of our carbon and hold tremendous potential for scaling up climate and carbon solutions. Hear from world renowned experts in the field of climate and ocean on the potential of emerging technologies such as ocean energy production, carbon sequestration and ocean acidification mitigation. How will these catalyze growth of the $2.5 trillion blue economy? What promising ocean-based climate solutions are on the horizon?

Thursday, 9 March

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 04:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 05:00 pm

    Dartmouth College | Sequestering Carbon: The Answer is in the Dust

    Rapid and massive deployment of atmospheric CO2 removal techniques is urgently needed to combat problems associated with global warming and ocean acidification. We have solutions that harness unique properties of clay minerals to sequester carbon on land and in the ocean on a large-scale and for hundreds to thousands of years.