Hoogewerff Lecture

Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds stimulates and rewards scientific research and education in chemical engineering in the Netherlands. The foundation’s activities are aimed at knowledge valorisation, industrial innovation and new activities in the field of chemical engineering.

Picture of Prof. Kai SundmacherWe are proud that this year's Hoogewerff lecture will be held on the occasion of ECCE9 / ECAB2 by

Professor Kai Sundmacher


Director and Scientific Member of MPI Magdeburg and
Full Professor for Process Systems Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

The foundation Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds was set up in 1917 by Prof.dr. S. Hoogewerff, who at the time was one of the professors at the Technische Hogeschool, the Institute of Technology in Delft.

Professor Kai Sundmacher

Professor Kai Sundmacher is a German Scientist who studied mechanical and chemical engineering at the Universities of Hannover, Braunschweig and Clausthal, Germany. After gaining his PhD in 1995, he was a postdoctoral researcher and DAAD research fellow at the University of Newcastle, UK. In 1999 he became a full professor for Process Systems Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany. Since 2001, he has also been the Director for Process Engineering at the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg.

His current research interests include integrated chemical processes, fuel cell systems, particulate processes and the whole area of mathematical process modeling and simulation. Professor Sundmacher received a number of awards including the Carl-Zerbe-Award by the German Scientific Society of Petrochemistry (DGMK) and the Arnold-Eucken-Award by the German Society of Chemical Engineers (GVC/VDI). He is an appointed member of the Research Advisory Board of DECHEMA, Frankfurt/Germany, Executive Editor of the journal Chemical Engineering Science and has published about 150 refereed papers and book contributions.

Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs 2013

Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds has assigned the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs 2013 to Dr. Ir. A.A. (Tony) Kiss from AkzoNobel. The Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs is awarded once every 2-4 years to a promising chemical technologist who is younger than 40 years of age and who has made an outstanding performance in the area of chemical technology. This prestigious award is an important recognition of the qualities of the person and serves s as an incentive for his future career. Tony Kiss is working as a process technologist at AkzoNobel. He has done pioneering work in amongst others the area of process intensification, including the development of reactive separation processes, the dividing-wall column, cyclic distillation and other energy-efficient industrial processes.
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