ChE Seminar – Dr. Tony Kiss (University of Twente, Netherlands; AzkoNobel)
December 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Dr. Michael Baldea; Endowed Lectureship
Tony Kiss (Anton Alexandru) was born in Transylvania, and at a young age he was already winning awards at various national chemistry competitions, being also recruited in the National Chemistry Olympic Team of Romania. He was awarded a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, where he worked for several years as teaching assistant in the group of Prof. Serban Paul Agachi. During that period he completed his MSc in ChemEng, graduating again as the best student.
Afterwards he successfully earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), under the guidance of Prof. Piet Iedema and Alexandre Dimian. After the PhD, Tony worked as PostDoc fellow at DeltChemTech (TU Delft), with Prof. Johan Grievink and Sorin Bildea, and then returned as PostDoc at UvA to work with Prof. Gadi Rothenberg.
Currently, he works as Senior Project Manager in Separation Technology at AkzoNobel (Research, Development & Innovation) acting as the key expert in distillation, reactive-separations, process intensification and integrated sustainable processes with ‘green’ attributes. At the same time, he is also appointed as part-time professor of Separation Technology at University of Twente, in the Sustainable Process Technology group.
During the past decade, he carried out numerous research & industrial projects, supervised many graduation projects, while also publishing several textbooks, book chapters, and over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. For the pioneering work and remarkable achievements in his area of scientific research, he was rewarded with the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs 2013 – a very prestigious award recognizing the most promising young scientist in The Netherlands. Together with his team, he received the same year, the AkzoNobel Innovation Excellence Award 2013 for the most successful industrial innovation.
More information and a list of publications is available at the personal website: www.tonykiss.com