Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

Design of heterogeneous catalysts for e-fuels production 

Selected Publications

  • Niobium phosphates as bifunctional catalysts for the conversion of biomass-derived monosaccharides.
    Vieira, J. L., Paul, G., Iga, G. D., Cabral, N. M., Bueno, J. M. C., Bisio, C., & Gallo, J. M. R.
    Applied Catalysis A: General, 617, 118099 (2021).
  • Steam Reforming of Ethanol Using Ni–Co Catalysts Supported on MgAl2O4: Structural Study and Catalytic Properties at Different Temperatures.
    Braga, A.H.; de Oliveira, D.C.; Taschin, A.R.; Santos, J.B.O; Gallo, J.M.R.; Bueno, J.M.C.
    ACS Catalysis, 11, 2047, (2021).
  • The Role of the Interface between Cu and Metal Oxides in the Ethanol Dehydrogenation.
    Finger, P. H.; Osmari, T. A.; Costa, M. S.; Bueno, J. M. C.; Gallo, J. M. R.
    Applied Catalysis A: General, 589, 117236, (2020).
  • Solvent Effects in Acid-Catalyzed Biomass Conversion Reactions.
    Mellmer, M.A.; Sener, C.; Gallo, J.M.R.; Luterbacher, J.S.; Alonso, D.M.; Dumesic, J.A.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed; 53, 11872-11875 (2014).
  • Production and upgrading of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using heterogeneous catalysts and biomass-derived solvents.
    Gallo, J. M. R.; Alonso, D. M.; Mellmer, M. A.; Dumesic, J. A.
    Green Chem, 15, 85-90, (2013).


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy, 2010;
  • Master’s degree in chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, 2005;
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, 2003 

Professional Profile

  • 2022-Current: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia;
  • 2014-2022: Professor, UFSCar, São Carlos, Brazil;
  • 2020-2022: Visiting Professor, UPO, Alessandria, Italy
  • 2010-2014: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA. 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials design Surface characterization Sustainability