Tony Kiss

Full Professor

Tony Kiss is a professor of chemical engineering and biotechnology with a dual industrial-academic expertise in key research areas such as: Process Systems Engineering, Process Intensification, and Separation Technology. His main research interests include: process design and simulation, optimization and control, intensified chemical processes, fluid separations, biorefineries, biochemical engineering, downstream processing, and heat pumps applications in the chemical and biochemical process industry. More details are available on his personal website at:

Academic background

Tony Kiss has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience, having worked for over a decade in the chemical industry, as Senior Project Manager and RD&I Specialist in Chemical Process Technology at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, and afterwards as full professor at The University of Manchester (UK), University of Twente and Delft University of Technology.

Tony holds a PhD / doctoral degree from the University of Amsterdam, an MSc title of Chemical Engineer from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. He was also a PostDoc fellow at TU Delft and at the University of Amsterdam. Tony has carried out numerous research & industrial projects, published over 20 textbooks and book chapters, 9 patents, and over 200 scientific publications.

Moreover, he won several prestigious awards such as: Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs, and AkzoNobel Innovation Excellence Award. Tony Kiss is also a Fellow of IChemE, research fellow of The Royal Society, editorial board member of ChERD and JCTB journals, and member of established professional institutions: AIChE, CAPE-WP, EFCE, IChemE, PSE-NL, SCI.


Process Systems Engineering
Process Intensification
Separation Technology