Hemanth Kumar Tanneru

Associate 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

Undergraduate Level:

Theory courses:
Instrumentation and Process control (2019/2020/2021/2022/2023)
Biochemical Engineering (2019/2020/2021)
Process Integration and System design (2020/2021/2022/2023)
Introduction to Chemical Engineering (2020/2021)

Laboratory courses:
Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory (2019/2020/2021/2022/2023)
Instrumentation and Process control Laboratory (2019/2020/2021/2022/2023)

PG/PhD Level:
Theory courses:
Advanced Process control (2023)
Physical Property Models Development from Data (2023)
Carbon Capture Technologies- Introduction and Design (2023)
Statistics for Geo-chemists (2024)


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. July 2019 - Present
  • Consultant, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India. Apr 2019 - Jun 2019
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia university, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Apr 2018 - Apr 2019
  • Consultant, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India.
  • Project officer, IC&SR, IIT Madras, Chennai, 600036, India. Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Research intern, Gyan Data Private Limited, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, 600036, India. Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Half Time-Teaching Assistant, IIT Madras, Chennai, 600036, India. Jul 2011 - Jul 2016
  • 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. Veluru Sridevi, Dadi Venkata Surya, Busigari Rajasekhar Reddy, Manan Shah, Ribhu Gautam, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Harish Puppala, Kocherlakota Satya Pritam, Tanmay Basak, Challenges and opportunities in the production of sustainable hydrogen from lignocellulosic biomass using microwave-assisted pyrolysis: A review, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 52, Part A, 2024, Pages 507-531, ISSN 0360-3199, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.06.186.

2. Kuruvinashetti, Kirankumar, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Shanmugasundaram Pakkiriswami, and Muthukumaran Packirisamy. 2023. "Optical Interactions in Bio-Electricity Generation from Photosynthesis in Microfluidic Micro-Photosynthetic Power Cells" Energies 16, no. 21: 7353. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16217353

3. Kachhadiya, K., Patel, D., Vijaybhai, G.J., Raghuvanshi, P., Surya, D.V., Dharaskar, S., Kumar, G.P., Reddy, B.R., Remya, N., Kumar, T.H. and Basak, T., 2023. Conversion of waste polystyrene into valuable aromatic hydrocarbons via microwave-assisted pyrolysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp.1-14.

4. Venkata Surya Dadi, Sridevi Veluru, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Rajasekhar Reddy Busigari, Ramesh Potnuri, Anirudh Kulkarni, Garima Mishra, Tanmay Basak, Recent advancements of CFD and heat transfer studies in pyrolysis: A review, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis,
Volume 175, 2023, 106163, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2023.106163.

5. Kachhadiya K, Patel D, Vijaybhai GJ, Raghuvanshi P, Surya DV, Dharaskar S, Kumar GP, Reddy BR, Remya N, Kumar TH, Basak T. Conversion of waste polystyrene into valuable aromatic hydrocarbons via microwave-assisted pyrolysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2023, Jun 26:1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-28294-2

6. Samala Rathan, Deepit Shah, T. Hemanth Kumar, K. Sandeep Charan, Adaptive IQ and IMQ-RBFs for solving initial value problems: Adam-Bashforth and Adam-Moulton methods, International Journal of Computational Methods, 2023. DOI:10.1142/S0219876223500329

7. Dadi V. Suriapparao, B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Chinta Sankar Rao, Lakshman Rao Jeeru, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar,
Prosopis juliflora valorization via microwave-assisted pyrolysis: Optimization of reaction parameters using machine learning analysis,
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Volume 169, 2023, 105811, ISSN 0165-2370, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2022.105811.

8. Dadi V. Suriapparao, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Busigari Rajasekhar Reddy,A review on the role of susceptors in the recovery of valuable renewable carbon products from microwave-assisted pyrolysis of lignocellulosic and algal biomasses: Prospects and challenges,
Environmental Research,Volume 215, Part 3, 2022, 114378, ISSN 0013-9351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.114378.

9. Ramesh Potnuri, Dadi V. Suriapparao, Chinta Sankar Rao, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Understanding the role of modeling and simulation in pyrolysis of biomass and waste plastics: A review, Bioresource Technology Reports, Volume 20, 2022, 101221, ISSN 2589-014X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2022.101221.

10. B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Veluru Sridevi, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Chinta Sankar Rao, Venkata Chandra Sekhar Palla, Dadi V. Suriapparao, 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, Volume 164, 2022, Pages 354-372, ISSN 0957-5820,

11. Dadi V. Suriapparao, Anurag Ateet Gupta, Garlapati Nagababu, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Jampa Surendra Sasikumar, Himanshu H. Choksi,
Production of aromatic hydrocarbons from microwave-assisted pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW), Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Volume 159, 2022, Pages 382-392, ISSN 0957-5820, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2022.01.014.

12. Dadi V. Suriapparao, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Attada Yerrayya, B. Abhinaya Srinivas, Pandian Sivakumar, S. Reddy Prakash, Chinta Sankar Rao, Veluru Sridevi, 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, Volume 181,
2022, Pages 990-999, ISSN 0960-1481, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.084.

13.Kuruvinashetti, K., Tanneru, H.K., Pillay, P. and Packirisamy, M., 2021. Review on Microphotosynthetic Power Cells—A Low‐Power Energy‐Harvesting Bioelectrochemical Cell: From Fundamentals to Applications. Energy Technology, 9(7), p.2001002.

14. Dadi V. Suriapparao, Attada Yerrayya, Garlapati Nagababu, Ramesh K. Guduru, Tanneru Hemanth Kumar, Recovery of renewable aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon resources from microwave pyrolysis/co-pyrolysis of agro-residues and plastics wastes,Bioresource Technology, Volume 318, 2020, 124277, ISSN 0960-8524, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2020.124277.

15. Tanneru, Hemanth Kumar, 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091595

16.Tanneru, Hemanth Kumar, Kiran Kuruvinashetti, Pragasen Pillay, Raghunathan Rengaswamy, and Muthukumaran Packirisamy. "Perspective—micro photosynthetic power cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 166, no. 9 (2019): B3012. 10.1149/2.0031909jes

17. Srinivasan Raman, Sathish Swaminathan, Sundaram Bhardwaj, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Brian Bullecks, Raghunathan Rengaswamy,
Rapid humidity regulation by mixing of dry and humid gases with feedback control for PEM fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 44, Issue 1,2019,Pages 389-407,ISSN 0360-3199, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.04.187.

18.Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Resmi Suresh, Raghunathan Rengaswamy,On modeling and optimization of micro-photosynthetic power cells,
Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 107, 2017, Pages 284-293,ISSN 0098-1354, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.02.015.

19. Tanneru, Hemanth Kumar, 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. INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES 4, no. 04 (2016): 249-258. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2339547816500114

20. Resmi Suresh, Hemanth Kumar Tanneru, Raghunathan Rengaswamy,Modeling of rechargeable batteries,
Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 13, 2016, Pages 63-74, ISSN 2211-3398, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2016.08.005.

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. 

Research Projects

  1. Co-PI  of  a Project sanctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited titled " Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for prediction, maintenance and optimization of renewable energy (RE) systems", Budget: 30,37000 with Dr. Venkata Reddy (PI) and Prof. Seshagiri Rao A (CoPI)

Consultancy Projects

Data science and Machine learning consultancy with GITAA Pvt. Ltd. from 2021- Till date

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:

  • Institute coordiantor -SPARC
  • Nodal officer, IIPE -Viksit Bharath @2047
  • Member -Academic Senate
  • Chairman, Career Development Cell (2020-2022)
  • Vice Chairman - Career Development Cell (2019-2020)
  • Departmental Faculty Selection Committee (DFSC) (2021-2023)
  • Warden (2020-2022)

Phd Students:

  1. Dhamana Chanikya with Dr. Venkata Reddy P as a Co-PI
  2. Chaitany Babu Boddu as a Co-PI with Dr. Venkata Reddy P as a PI
  3. Karri Naveen Kumar
  4. Gumma Jayasri  with Dr. Sridhar Palla as a Co-PI
  5. Srinivas Gali  as a Co-PI with Dr. Venkata Reddy P as a PI

Invited Lecture

  1. Introduction to Aspen plus, Workshop organized by Department of Chemical Engineering , Jan 25 202, IIPE
  2. 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
  3. 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. Asia-Pacific journal of Chemical Engineering
  3. Biomass conversion and Biorefinery
  4. Indian chemical Engineer
  5. Results in control and optimization
  6. Energies-MDPI
  7. Batteries-MDPI