Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
231 Acopian Engineering Center
(610) 330-5130

Other Titles

  • Chair of the BS Engineering/AB International Studies Program


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Teaching interests

  • Reaction kinetics & reactor design
  • Unit operations lab
  • Process control
  • First-year engineering

Research Interests

  • Flow assurance of petroleum fuels
  • Role of composition on performance of biofuels and petroleum fuels
  • Gelation characteristics of fuels

Selected Publications

  • C. Elias, M. Senra and L. Soh, Cold Flow Properties of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Blends With and Without Triacetin, Energy & Fuels, 30, 7400-7409 (2016)
  • Senra, M.G. Grewal and J.H. Jarboe, The Role of n-Alkane Solvent Carbon Number on the Gelation of Long-Chained n-Alkanes in Solution, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54, 4505-4511 (2015)
  • M. Senra, T. Scholand, C. Maxey and H.S. Fogler. The Role of Polydispersity and Cocrystallization on the Gelation of Long Chained n-Alkanes in Solution Energy & Fuels 23, 5947-5957 (2009)
  • Leggieri, M. Senra and L. Soh, Cloud Point and Crystallization in Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester Biodiesel Mixtures With and Without Additives, Fuel, 222, 243-249 (2018)