Prof. Kamireddi Venkateswara Rao
Academic Advisor - Petroleum Courses
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada
Prof. Kamireddi Venkateswara Rao, popularly known as Prof. K. V. Rao, is currently an Academic Advisor for Petroleum courses at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada. He served Andhra University in various levels till he attained superannuation in 2005. Later, he worked in the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies [UPES], Dehra Dun as a Distinguished Professor. He was a visiting professor at the Technical University on DAAD Fellowship, West Berlin in 1980.
Prof. Rao has a rich research experience especially in phase equilibrium thermodynamics, multicomponent distillation and process design. He has published over 150 research papers in national and international journals.
He is an expert in feasibility studies for Chemical Process Plants, Safety and Energy Audits, HAZOP and Risk Assessment Studies and Root Cause Analysis. He was a member of Technical Committee appointed by High Power Committee, Government of Andhra Pradesh for investigating Styrene Vapour Release from LG Polymers India, Visakhapatnam.
Prof. Rao has conducted and attended several conferences in India and Abroad. He widely travelled in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, Qatar, and Hong Kong. Prof. Rao is a member of several professional, academic and Government bodies.