Mykela DeLuca

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Advised by Professor Rajamani Gounder

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I joined the Gounder Group in the fall of 2021, where my research focuses on fundamental kinetic and mechanistic studies on metal-zeolite catalysts. I earned my PhD in chemical engineering from University of Florida in spring 2021. During my PhD, I did research with Prof. David Hibbitts focusing on using density functional theory to understand methanol-to-olefin conversion in zeolite catalysts. Beyond research, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and ice skating.


  • University of Florida, Chemical Engineering, Ph. D. (2021)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Chemistry, B.S. (2015)

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