Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Skiborowski

(Head of institute)

Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4 (C)

21073 Hamburg

Building: C - Room: 3.002

eMail: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Skiborowski

Phone: ++49 (0)40 42878-3041

Personal information

born 1982 in Moers


Study of Computational Enggineering Science (Dipl.-Ing.), RWTH Aachen, Germany


Research assistent, Aachener Verfahrenstechnik - Process Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Doctoral thesis (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction, supervisor Wolfgang Marquardt, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Academic councillor and group leader, Laboratory of Fluid Separations, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany


Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Fluid Separations, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

seit 2020

Ordentlicher Professor (W3) und Leiter des Instituts für Systemverfahrenstechnik, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany


Process intensification - experimental analysis and model-based evaluation

  • Combination/Integration of reaction and separation (reactive absorption and distillation, membrane reactors)
  • Hybrid separation processes (membrane- and solvent-assisted separation processes)
  • Innovative separation processes (Rotating Packed Beds and organic solvent nanofiltration)
  • Additive manufacturing (development of packings through 3D printing)

Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization of (bio-)chemical production processes

  • Modelling (Model discrimination and parameter estimation, model reduction and hybrid models)
  • Process synthesis (automatic thermodynamic-based flowsheet generation)
  • Optimization-based process design (polylythic modelling and solution appraoch, hybrid optimization methods)



  • Skiborowski, M.;Wessel, J.;Marquardt, W. (2014). Efficient optimization-based design of membrane-assisted distillation processes. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 53. (40), 15698--15717 [doi] [www]


  • Redepenning, C.;Skiborowski, M.;Marquardt, W. (2013). Shortcut method for the design of extraction columns for multi-component mixture separations. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 32. 1039--1044 [doi] [www]

  • Skiborowski, M.;Harwardt, A.;Marquardt, W. (2013). Conceptual design of distillation-based hybrid separation processes. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 4. 45--68 [doi] [www]

  • Skiborowski, M.;Rautenberg, M.;Marquardt, W. (2013). A novel approach to hybrid evolutionary-deterministic optimization in process design. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 32. 961--966 [doi] [www]


  • Harwardt, A.;Skiborowski, M.;Marquardt, W. (2012). Modular equipment design in optimization-based process synthesis. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 30. 517--521 [doi] [www]

  • Skiborowski, M.;Mhamdi, A.;Kraemer, K.;Marquardt, W. (2012). Model-based structural optimization of seawater desalination plants. Desalination. 292. 30--44 [doi] [www]


  • Kraemer, K.;Harwardt, A.;Skiborowski, M.;Mitra, S.;Marquardt, W. (2011). Shortcut-based design of multicomponent heteroazeotropic distillation. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 89. (8), 1168--1189 [doi] [www]

  • Skiborowski, M.;Kraemer, K.;Marquardt, W. (2011). A general process design methodology for membrane-assisted hybrid processes-deterministic mixed-integer process optimization. Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series. 157. [www]