Anand Vennavelli | AIChE

Anand Vennavelli

Anand Vennavelli has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and is a registered P.E. in the state of Texas.

Anand has a combined 10 years of process and control engineering experience. He previously worked as an Advanced Process Control (APC) engineer at the Phillips 66 San Francisco refinery and as a Research Engineer at Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI). At FRI, he was primarily involved in developing tray and packing correlations and project engineering.

He is currently the Pilot Plant Manager at Koch-Glitsch Research and Development. In this role, he develops, plans, executes, and coordinates distillation, absorption, extraction, and general separations experiments at the Koch-Glitsch R&D experimental facility in Wichita, KS.

Anand also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Oklahoma State University. He served as the chair for the AIChE Distillation and Absorption area and as a Director of the Separations Division of the AIChE. He is currently the first-vice-chair of the Separations Division. Anand is also an active member of the ISA106 committee working on a procedure automation standard for continuous systems.