Pablo Catalan is pursuing a PhD in Public Policy with a major in Science, Technology and Innovation, and a minor in Management of Technology. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Pablo worked at the Directorate of Strategic Studies of the University of Concepcion (UdeC) in Chile. He was part of the Organizing Committee of the Global Biotechnology Forum held in Concepcion in March 2004 organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the National Chilean Government. Before UdeC, Pablo spent several years working as part of the team of the Governor of The Bio Bio Region in Chile as his Chief of Cabinet, and Head of the Regional Development Fund Department at the Regional Government being responsible for the execution of educational, health, and science and technology projects.
At the School of Public Policy, Pablo is currently working at the Technology Policy Assessment Center (TPAC) where he has been involved in an NSF-funded project to identify innovative dynamics in the water supply and sanitation at global level by means of case studies in Mozambique, South Africa, Costa Rica, and Mexico; and a project funded by Chile's National Commission of Science and Technology to determine patterns ruling technology diffusion in the Chilean Forestry Industry.
Married to Teresita Marzialetti, PhD, Pablo is a big fan of soccer, movies, and music, and fluent in Spanish, English, and French.