Pablo Beato

Lead Scientist of the spectroscopy laboratories and project manager for catalyst development,TOPSOE, Denmark

Tentative title 
Catalyst characterization incl. operando methods: experiment and theory
Pablo Beato studied chemistry at the Philipps University Marburg (Dipl.-Chem. 2001) and obtained his PhD from the Technical University Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society under supervision of Robert Schlögl. In 2005 he moved to the research and development department of the Danish catalyst producer and technology company TOPSOE, where he is still employed today. His core research expertise lies on the synthesis and characterization of micro- and mesoporous materials for applications in catalysis and separation, polyoxometalates as molecular precursors for oxides/sulfides in catalysis and energy applications and development of in-situ/operando spectroscopic tools to follow chemical reactions and the synthesis of materials. His technical experience in the field of industrial catalysis, ranges from chemicals over refinery to environmental applications, with focus on the development of catalysts for synthetic fuels production. He is an author and co-author of over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed to several monographs (book chapters) related to material science and catalysis. He is also inventor and co-inventor of 13 different patent families. Pablo currently holds the position of a Lead Scientist, which covers his role as head of the spectroscopy laboratories and project manager for catalyst development.

Selected publications:
  • U. Olsbye, S. Svelle, M. Bjørgen, P. Beato, T. V. W. Janssens, F. Joensen, S. Bordiga, K. P. Lillerud, Conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons: how zeolite cavity and pore size controls product selectivity. Angewandte Chemie 51 (2012) 5810-31.
  • S. Teketel, L. F. Lundegaard, W. Skistad, S. M. Chavan, U. Olsbye, K. P. Lillerud, P. Beato, S. Svelle, Morphology-induced shape selectivity in zeolite catalysis. Journal of Catalysis 327 (2015) 22-32.
  • T. V. W. Janssens, H. Falsig, L. Lundegaard, P.N.R. Vennestrøm, S.B. Rasmussen, P.G. Moses, F. Giordanino, E. Borfecchia, K.A. Lomachenko, C. Lamberti, S. Bordiga, A. Godiksen, S. Mossin, P. Beato, A consistent reaction scheme for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia. ACS Catalysis 5 (2015) 2832-2845.
  • D.K. Pappas, E. Borfecchia, M. Dyballa, I.A. Pankin, K.A. Lomachenko, A. Martini, M. Signorile, S. Teketel, B. Arstad, G. Berlier, C. Lamberti, S. Bordiga, U. Olsbye, K.P. Lillerud, S. Svelle, P. Beato, Methane to Methanol: Structure-Activity Relationships for Cu-CHA. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 (2017) 14961-14975.
  • D. Rojo-Gama, L. Mentel, G. N. Kalantzopoulos, D. K. Pappas, I. Dovgaliuk, U. Olsbye, K. P. Lillerud, P. Beato, L. F. Lundegaard, D. S. Wragg, S. Svelle, Deactivation of Zeolite Catalyst H-ZSM-5 during Conversion of Methanol to Gasoline: Operando Time-and Space-Resolved X-ray Diffraction. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9 (2018) 1324-1328.
  • M. Signorile, D. Rojo-Gama, F. Bonino, P. Beato, S. Svelle, S. Bordiga, Topology-dependent hydrocarbon transformations in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons reaction studied by operando UV-Raman spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20 (2018) 26580-26590.