Senkan Reseach Laboratory
UCLA Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Logo



         Research Group Members

The Senkan Lab at UCLA has always been a group of culturally diverse individuals, providing a welcoming environment for new students of any background. We share the quality of having inquisitive minds and a passion for discovering new territory, and frequently welcome collaborators from various other labs for interdisciplinary projects.


         Current Members
Principle investigator
Professor Selim Senkan
Professor Selim Senkan
Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1977
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1973
BS, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 1972

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Reaction engineering

Email LinkedIn ResearchGate Google scholar


Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Anusorn Seubsai
Dr. Anusorn Seubsai
Chemical Engineering Department

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2012
BS, Chemistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2004

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Direct gas-phase Propylene Epoxidation

Email LinkedIn ResearchGate Google scholar


PhD Students
Daniel Noon
Daniel Noon
Chemical Engineering Department

PhD Candidate, UCLA Chemical Engineering Department
BS, Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2010

Research Interests: Synthesis and application of Nanofiber metal oxide catalysts for oxidative coupling and partial oxidation reactions.

Email LinkedIn ResearchGate Google scholar
Bahman Zohour
Bahman Zohour
Chemical Engineering Department

PhD Candidate, UCLA Chemical Engineering Department
BS, Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2012

Research Interests: Development of catalysts for CO2 reduction to methanol and DME. Systematic development of detailed kinetic modeling for oxidative coupling and other partial oxidation reactions.

Email LinkedIn ResearchGate Google scholar


Master and Undergrad Student
Position available!




         Collaborating Students
Derya Duzenli, PhD Candidate, Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, Professor Isik Onal's group
Qiangfeng Xiao, PhD Candidate, UCLA, Professor Yunfeng Lu's group
David Tranchemontagne, Post Doc, UCLA, Professor Omar Yaghi's group
James LeVangie, PhD Student, UCLA, Professor Omar Yaghi's group


        Group Alumni
Daniel Goodman, MS Student, UCLA, 2014
Aaron Miller, MS, UCLA, 2011
Michael J. Kahn, PhD, UCLA, 2010
Jeannie Chu, Part-time MS Student, UCLA
Shici Duan, PhD, UCLA
Tom Miyazaki, PhD, UCLA
Kevin W. Krantz, PhD, UCLA
Anna Ly, MS, UCLA
Sukru Ozturk, Post Doc, UCLA & PhD, METU, Ankara, Turkey