Hemanth Kumar Tanneru

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Interest:

Please visit my research lab page for more details on research at Bio and Electrochemical Systems (BEES) Engineering Laboratory

Phone: 0891-2856037, Email: hemanth.che@iipe.ac.in

Teaching Interests

  • Instrumentation and Process control
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Process Integration and System Design


Ph.D. (2017) Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, 600036, India.

Thesis: Modeling and performance enhancement of micro-photosynthetic power cells

B.Tech. (2010) Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupathi, 517502, India.

Thesis: Distillation column design using Aspen Plus for a binary mixture of Propane and Isobutane

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Visakhapatnam, A.P., India. July 2019 - Present
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Apr 2018 - Apr 2019
  • Project Assistant, IISC Bangalore, Bangalore, 560012, India. Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
  • Amararaja Batteries Private Limited, Tirupati, 517 520, India. Aug 2010 - Jan 2011

Journal Publications

  1. Suriapparao, Dadi V., B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Chinta Sankar Rao, Lakshman Rao Jeeru, and Tanneru Hemanth Kumar. "Prosopis juliflora valorization via microwave-assisted pyrolysis: Optimization of reaction parameters using machine learning analysis." Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (2022): 105811.

  2. Potnuri, Ramesh, Dadi V. Suriapparao, Chinta Sankar Rao, and Tanneru Hemanth Kumar. "Understanding the role of modeling and simulation in pyrolysis of biomass and waste plastics: A review." Bioresource Technology Reports (2022): 101221.

  3. Reddy, B. Rajasekhar, Veluru Sridevi, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Chinta Sankar Rao, Venkata Chandra Sekhar Palla, Dadi V. Suriapparao, and GSNVKSN Swami Undi. "Synthesis of renewable carbon biorefinery products from susceptor enhanced microwave-assisted pyrolysis of agro-residual waste: A review." Process Safety and Environmental Protection 164 (2022): 354-372.

  4. Suriapparao, Dadi V., Anurag Ateet Gupta, Garlapati Nagababu, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Jampa Surendra Sasikumar, and Himanshu H. Choksi. "Production of aromatic hydrocarbons from microwave-assisted pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW)." Process Safety and Environmental Protection 159 (2022): 382-392.

  5. Suriapparao, Dadi V., Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Attada Yerrayya, B. Abhinaya Srinivas, Pandian Sivakumar, S. Reddy Prakash, Chinta Sankar Rao, Veluru Sridevi, and J. Desinghu. "Role of ZSM5 catalyst and char susceptor on the synthesis of chemicals and hydrocarbons from microwave-assisted in-situ catalytic co-pyrolysis of algae and plastic wastes." Renewable Energy 181 (2022): 990-999

  6. Kuruvinashetti, Kiran, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Pragasen Pillay, and Muthukumaran Packirisamy. "Review on Micro Photosynthetic Power Cell–A Low Power Energy Harvesting Bioelectrochemical Cell: From Fundamentals to Applications." Energy Technology.

  7. Suriapparao, Dadi V., Attada Yerrayya, Garlapati Nagababu, Ramesh K. Guduru, and Tanneru Hemanth Kumar. "Recovery of renewable aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon resources from microwave pyrolysis/co-pyrolysis of agro-residues and plastics wastes." Bioresource Technology 318 (2020): 124277.

  8. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Kiran Kuruvinashetti, Pragasen Pillay, Raghunathan Rengaswamy, and Muthukumaran Packirisamy. "Feasibility Studies of Micro Photosynthetic Power Cells as a Competitor of Photovoltaic Cells for Low and Ultra-Low Power IoT Applications" Energies 12, no. 9 (2019): 1595.

  9. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Kiran Kuruvinashetti, Pragasen Pillay, Raghunathan Rengaswamy and Muthukumaran Packirisamy, “Perspective—Micro Photosynthetic Power Cells”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Vol.166, Issue.9, Pages: B3012-B3016, 2019.

  10. Srinivasan Raman, Sundaram Bhardwaj, Sathish Swaminathan, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru and Raghunathan Rengaswamy, “Rapid humidity regulation by mixing of dry and humid gases with feedback control for PEM fuel cells ”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44, 389-407, 2019.

  11. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Resmi Suresh, and Raghunathan Rengaswamy, "On modeling and optimization of micro-photosynthetic power cells", Computers and Chemical Engineering, 107, ( 2017):284-293.

  12. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Resmi Suresh, Aravind Vyas Ramanan, Shahparnia Mehdi, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Pragasen Pillay, Sheldon Williamson, Philippe Juneau, and Raghunathan Rengaswamy, "Micro photosynthetic cell for power generation from algae: Bio-electrochemical modeling and verification", Technology, 04, (2016): 249-258.

  13. Resmi Suresh, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, and Raghunathan Rengaswamy. "Modeling of rechargeable batteries." Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 13, (2016): 63-74.

Conference Publications

  1. Perepu S.K., Balaji B.S., Tanneru H.K., Kathari S., Pinnamaraju V.S. (2021) "Dynamic Selection of Weights of Ensemble Models Using Reinforcement Learning for Time-Series Forecasting". In: Arai K. (eds) Advances in Information and Communication. FICC 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1364. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73103-8_43

Book Chapters

  1. Sridevi, V., Suriapparao, D.V., Tanneru, H.K., Prasad, K.S.N.V. (2022). An Overview on Organosolv Production of Bio-refinery Process Streams for the Production of Biobased Chemicals. In: Verma, P. (eds) Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Technologies for Future Biorefineries. Clean Energy Production Technologies. Springer, Singapore. 

Consultancy Projects

Data science and Machine learning consultancy with GITAA Pvt. Ltd.

Awards & Honors

  • Best Poster Award at the Research Scholars Symposium on “Modeling and Optimization of Micro-photosynthetic Power Cells (RSD 2K17)”, Chennai, 2017.

  • Gold Medal in B.Tech. Chemical Engineering at Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering in 2006-10 batch, Tirupathi.

  • Visweswaraiah Prathibha Puraskar award in B.Tech. Chemical Engineering at Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering in Tirupathi, 2009.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Member -Academic Senate

Invited Lecture

1. MATLAB for Process Control: Single input Single Output Systems in a short-term training program on " MATLAB and its Applications in Engineering and Research (MATER-2022)", SVNIT Surat, India. 26-30, September 2022

2.  MATLAB for Chemical Enginering Computations in an invited lecture for a Centenary birth celebrations of founding principal at Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati.  August 2022


  1. Results in Control and Optimization - Elsevier
  2. Energies-MDPI
  3. Batteries-MDPI