Heinz Robota

Vice President, Technology

Heinz J. Robota has over 35 years experience in various aspects of commercial catalyst research, development, manufacturing, and field application support.  Heinz developed expertise in petrochemical and vehicle emissions catalysis during 15 years with AlliedSignal-related businesses and developed his initial expertise in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis as the Director of Catalysis at Syntroleum.  At Syntroleum, he qualified several commercial catalyst manufacturers to produce their catalyst using quality practices learned when the automotive catalyst industry became ISO-9001 certified.  Heinz holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and spent two years as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and visiting scientist at the University of Munich working under Prof. Gerhard Ertl.