prof.dr. A.A. Kiss (Tony)

Honorary Professor

About Me

Tony Kiss (Anton Alexandru) holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Amsterdam, and he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Delft Univ. of Technology (TU Delft) and the Univ. of Amsterdam. He is a member of AIChE, IChemE, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), European Society of Mathematical Chemistry (ESMC), European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), the EFCE Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE-WP) and PSE-NL.

Tony has spent over a decade in the chemical industry, working as Senior Project Manager and RD&I Specialist in Separation Technology at  AkzoNobel - Research, Development & Innovation. At the same time, he was appointed as (part-time) full professor at the  University of Twente (SPT group).

During the past decades, he carried out numerous research & industrial projects, published many textbooks, chapters, patents, and 100+ scientific articles. For his pioneering work and career achievements, he received in 2013 the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs and the AkzoNobel Innovation Excellence Award.


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Distillation Columns
Distillation Columns

Ancillary Activities

  • AkzoNobel Chemicals
    Chemical Engineering
  • University of Manchester
    Chemical engineering research and education


Zubeir, L. F., Lacroix, M. H. M., Meuldijk, J., Kroon, M. C., & Kiss, A. A. (2018). Novel pressure and temperature swing processes for CO2 capture using low viscosity ionic liquids. Separation and purification technology, 204, 314-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2018.04.085
Muthia, R., Reijneveld, A. G. T., van der Ham, A. G. J., ten Kate, A. J. B., Bargeman, G., Kersten, S. R. A., & Kiss, A. A. (2018). Novel method for mapping the applicability of reactive distillation. Chemical engineering and processing : process intensification, 128, 263-275. DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2018.04.001
Baldea, M., Edgar, T. F., Stanley, B. L., & Kiss, A. A. (2017). Modular manufacturing processes: Status, challenges, and opportunities. AIChE journal, 63(10), 4262-4272. DOI: 10.1002/aic.15872
Wierschem, M., Schlimper, S., Heils, R., Smirnova, I., Kiss, A. A., Skiborowski, M., & Lutze, P. (2017). Pilot-scale validation of Enzymatic Reactive Distillation for butyl butyrate production. Chemical Engineering Journal, 312, 106-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.11.127
Patraşcu, I., Bildea, C. S., & Kiss, A. A. (2017). Dynamics and control of a heat pump assisted extractive dividing-wall column for bioethanol dehydration. Chemical engineering research and design (Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, part A), 119, 66-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2016.12.021
Patraşcu, I., Bîldea, C. S., & Kiss, A. A. (2017). Eco-efficient butanol separation in the ABE fermentation process. Separation and purification technology, 177, 49-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2016.12.008
Cortes Garcia, G. E., van der Schaaf, J., & Kiss, A. A. (2017). A review on process intensification in HiGee distillation. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, 92(6), 1136-1156. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.5206
Sánchez-Ramírez, E., Quiroz-Ramírez, J. J., Hernández, S., Segovia-Hernández, J. G., & Kiss, A. A. (2017). Optimal hybrid separations for intensified downstream processing of biobutanol. Separation and purification technology, 185, 149-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2017.05.011

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander (building no. 27), room 223
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander  223
P.O. Box 217
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The Netherlands