Venkat Nemani


Venkat Nemani
Iowa State University
2081 Black Engineering
Ames, IA 50011



  • PhD, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2014-2019
  • B. Tech (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2010-2014

Research Interests

  • Bearing diagnostics and prognostics
  • Machine learning
  • Electrochemical modeling


  • Nemani, V.P. and K. C. Smith, Assignment of Energy Loss Contributions in Redox Flow Batteries using Exergy Destruction Analysis, Journal of Power sources, (2020), 447
  • Nemani, V.P. and K. C. Smith, Analysis of Crossover-Induced Capacity Fade in Redox Flow Batteries with Non-Selective Separators, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (2018), 165, A3144-A3155
  • Nemani, V.P. and K. C. Smith, Uncovering the role of flow rate in redox-active polymer flow batteries: simulation of reaction distributions with simultaneous mixing in tanks}, Electrochimica Acta, (2017), 247, 475
  • Iyer, V.A., J. K. Schuh, E.C. Montoto, P. Nemani, S. Qian, G. Nagarjuna, J. Rodríguez-Lopez, R.H. Ewoldt, K.C. Smith, Assessing the Impact of Electrolyte Conductivity and Viscosity on the Reactor Cost and Pressure Drop of Redox-Active Polymer Flow Batteries, Journal of Power Sources, (2017), 361, 334
  • Nemani, V.P., S.J. Harris, and K.C. Smith, Design of Bi-Tortuous, Anisotropic Graphite Anodes for Fast Ion-Transport in Li-Ion Batteries, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (2015), 162 A1415.
  • Srikanth, Pavan Nemani and C. Balaji, Multi-objective Geometric Optimization of a PCM based Matrix Type Composite Heat Sink, Applied Energy, (2015), Volume 156, 15, Pages 703-714

Awards and Honors

  • Abraham Lincoln fellowship (2014-2015)