Dr. T. Hemanth Kumar Assistant Professor

  • Energy Systems Engineering : Mathematical modeling and development of energy harvesting and energy conversion systems. 
  • Energy harvesting from renewable energy resources : Micro-scale energy harvesting devices development and performance enhancement. 
  • Process Systems Engineering : Mathematical modeling of process systems for control and state estimation. 

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Dr. Hemanth Kumar, Tanneru

Assistant Professor,  

Dept. of Chemical Engineering, 

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy

Cabin B, Room 316, Second Floor, AU Engineering college

Ph: 08912856037

Email: hemanth.che@iipe.ac.in 

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-hemanth-kumar-tanneru-5619445b/


Education

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

  • July 2019 - Present                Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy
  • April 2019 - June 2019           Consultant, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India. 
  • Apr 2018 - April 2019       Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
  • Sep 2017 - Mar 2018         Consultant, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India. 
  • Jul 2017 - Aug 2017        Project officer, IC&SR, IIT Madras, Chennai, 600036, India. 
  • Aug 2016 - Mar 2017     Research intern, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India. 
  • Jul 2011 - Jul 2016      Half Time-Teaching Assistant, IIT Madras, Chennai, 600036, India.
  • Feb 2011 - Jul 2011    Project Assistant, IISC Bangalore, Bangalore, 560012, India. 
  • Aug 2010 - Jan 2011 Amararaja Batteries Private Limited, Tirupathi, 517 520, India. 

Teaching Engagements

IIPE:
Jan- Many 2020   
  • Process integration and system design

Autumn 2019-2020 

  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Biochemical Engineering
IITM: Half time Teaching assistant
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Modern Control Theory
  • Numerical Methods Laboratory
  • System Identification
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Awards and 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.

Journal Publications

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

Conference Publications

  • Srinivasan Raman, Sundaram Bhardwaj, Sathish Swaminathan, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru and Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Rapid humidity control: Comparison of PI and model based control algorithms for fuel cell applications, AEM 2017, University of Surrey, Guildford, England, 11-13 September 2017
  • Srinivasan Raman, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Brian Bullecks and Raghunathan Rengaswamy , “Gas Mixing Based-Rapid Humidity Control In PEM Fuel Cells”, CHEMCON 2015, the 68th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, 27-30 December, 2015
  • Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, and Raghunathan Rengaswamy, "First Principles Modeling and Optimization of Photosynthetic Cell", AIChE 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 8-13 November, 2015.
  • M.P. Resmi Suresh, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Raghunathan Rengaswamy, "Understanding Double Layer in Electrodes Using Scaling Analysis: Applications to battery modeling", ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy conversion and storage with SOFC-XIV, Glasgow, Scotland, 26-31 July, 2015.
  • Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, M. P. Resmi Suresh, R. Rengaswamy, A.V. Ramanan, S. Mehdi, P. Muthukumaran, P. Pillay, S. S. Williamson, "Modeling of Bio-Electrochemical and Mechanical Interactions in a Photosynthetic Cell", ECS Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 24-28 May, 2015. 

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