R. Prasanna Venkatesh

Dr. R. Prasanna Venkatesh

Associate Professor

Key Research Areas :Electrochemistry, Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP), Post CMP cleaning, Refinery Processes.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2010)
  • M.Tech.  (Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals) Anna University, Chennai (2004)
  • B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Bharathidasan University (2002)

Research Interest

  • Corrosion Electrochemistry: Experimental and Modeling - Potentiodynamic polarization/ Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Semiconductor Processing: Chemical Mechanical Polishing, post CMP cleaning
  • Supercapacitors
  • Electrolysis (Hydrogen generation, Waste Water Treatment)
  • Electrowinning (Metal extraction)


  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, October 2018 onwards
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, April 2013 – Oct 2018
  • Senior Research Engineer, Micro Chemical Korea Co. Ltd., Korea, Nov 2012- Mar 2013,
  • Post Doctoral Researcher, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea, July 2010 – Oct 2012

Courses Taught

Course No. Course Name
CL 404  Material Science
CL 504 Reaction Engineering
CL 513 Fundamentals of Material Science and Engineering
CL 636 Microelectronic Fabrication
CL 599 Seminar Course
CL 598 Petroleum Lab
CL 312 Heat Transfer Lab