Stanciu’s efforts focus on understanding the biological-inorganic materials interactions, biosensors and biomaterials research, electron microscopy of neurologically relevant proteins, and materials processing under an electrical field application. 

Recent Publications (2010-2012)


  1. Alexandra Snyder*, Zhenyu Bo*, Qiongyu Song*, Carlos Martinez, Lia Stanciu; Polyelectrolyte Spheres: A Viable Platform for Biosensor Design. Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2012), 159(8), B783-B788.
  2. Mei-xian Wang, Qi Liu,  Hong-fang Sun,  Eric A. Stach,  Hangyu Zhang*, Lia Stanciu,  and Jian Xie, Preparation of high-surface-area carbon nanoparticle/graphene composites, Carbon (2012), 50(10), 3845-3853.
  3. Alexandra Snyder*, Zhenyu Bo*, Stephen Hodson, Timothy Fisher, Lia Stanciu; Effect of heating rate and composition on the properties of spark plasma sintered zirconium diborate based composites. Materials Science&Engineering A  (2012), 538, 98-102.
  4. Jeremy E. Schaffer*, Eric A. Nauman, Lia A. Stanciu; Cold-Drawn Bioabsorbable Ferrous and Ferrous Composite Wires: An Evaluation of Mechanical Strength and Fatigue Durability. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2012) 43(4), 984-994.
  5.  Jeremy E. Scahffer*, Eric A. Nauman, Lia A. Stanciu; Cold-drawn bioabsorbable ferrous and ferrous composite wires:an evaluation of vascular cytocompatibility. Acta Biomaterialia (2012) S1742-7061(12)00363-7.
  6. Jin Shi, Hangyu Zhang*, Porterfield, Lia Stanciu; An Aqueous Media Based Approach for the Preparation of a Biosensor Platform Composed of Graphene Oxide and Pt-Black; Biosensors&Bioelectronics  (2012) 38(1), 314-320.
  7. Padalkar, S.; Schroeder, K.; Won, Y. H.; Jang, H. S.; Stanciu, L. Biotemplated silica and titania nanowires: synthesis, characterization and potential applications , Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2012), 12(1), 227-235.



  1. Andreescu, Silvana; Ispas, Cristina R.; Scangas, Anastasia C. H.; Stanciu, Lia, Nanostructured bioassemblies for environmental bioremediation, Nanotechnology for Environmental Decontamination (2011), 237-269.
  2. Xu, Fan; Zhang, HangYu*; Ho, Derek; Ilavsky, Jan; Justics, Matt; Petrache, Horia; Stanciu, Lia; Xie, Jian, . Investigation of the interaction of Nafion ionomer and carbon black using small angle X-ray and small angle neutron scattering. ECS Transactions (2011), 41(1, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 11), 637-645.
  3. Loaiza, Aristobulo; Ronau, Judith A.; Ribbe, Alexander; Stanciu, Lia; Burgner, John W., II; Paul, Lake N.; Abu-Omar, Mahdi M., Folding dynamics of phenylalanine hydroxylase depends on the enzyme's metallation state: the native metal, iron, protects against aggregate intermediates,  European Biophysics Journal (2011), 40(8), 959-968.
  4. Sonal Padalkar*,  J. R. Capadona, S. J. Rowan,   C. Weder, Lia A. Stanciu, and Robert J. Moon, Self-Assembly and Alignment of Semiconductor Nanoparticles on Cellulose Nanocrystals, Journal of Materials Science (2011), 46(17), 5672-5679.
  5. Alexandra Snyder, Dat Quach, Joanna R. Groza, Timothy Fisher, Stephen  Hodson, Lia A. Stanciu, Spark Plasma Sintering of ZrB2-SiC-ZrC Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics at 1800ºC, Materials Science & Engineering, A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing (2011), 528(18), 6079-6082.
  6. Yu-Ho Won, Keon Kuh, Lia Stanciu, Au Nanoparticles and Nanorods for Enzyme-Free Electrochemical Biosensor Applications, Biosensors & Bioelectronics (2011), 26(11), 4514-4519.



  1. Xu, Fan; Zhang, Hang-Yu; Ilavsky, Jan; Stanciu, Lia; Ho, Derek; Justice, Matthew J.; Petrache, Horia I.; Xie, Jian, Investigation of a Catalyst Ink Dispersion Using Both Ultra-Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Cryogenic TEM,  Langmuir (2010), 26(24), 19199-19208.
  2. Yu-Ho Won, Ho Seong Jang, Tony Chung, and Lia A. Stanciu, Multifunctional Calcium Carbonate Microparticles: Synthesis and Biological Applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry (2010) 20(36), 7728-7733.
  3. Xu, Fan; Zhang, HangYu*; Ho, Derek; Ilavsky, Jan; Justics, Matt; Petrache, Horia; Stanciu, Lia; Xie, Jian, ECS Transactions (2010), 33(1, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 10), 1335-1345.
  4. Ramiz S.J. Alkasir, Mallikarjunarao Ganesana, Yu-Ho Won*, Lia Stanciu, and Silvana Andreescu, Enzyme functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for electrochemical biosensors: a comparative study with applications for the detection of bisphenol A, Biosensors&Bioelectronics (2010) 26(24), 19199-19208.
  5. Yu-Ho Won*, Ho Seong Jang, Doreen Aboagye, Andrei Jitianu, and Lia A. Stanciu, Core-Shell Nanoparticles as Hybrid Platforms for the Fabrication of a Hydrogen Peroxide Biosensor, Journal of Materials Chemistry (2010) 20(24) 5030-5034.
  6. Sonal Padalkar*, Yu-Ho Won*, Lia Stanciu, Robert Moon, Natural Biopolymers as Templates for Bottom-Up Fabrication of Inorganic Nanostructures, Langmuir (2010), 26(11), 8497-8502.
  7. Ravi Sinha*, E.A. Andreescu, L. Stanciu, “AChE biosensor based on zinc oxide sol-gel for the detection of pesticides Analytica Chimica Acta (2010), 661(2), 195-199.
  8. Won, Yu-Ho; Jang, Ho Seong; Kim, Seung Min; Stach, Eric; Ganesana, Mallikarjunarao; Andreescu, Silvana; Stanciu, Lia A., Biomagnetic Glasses: Synthesis, Characterization and Biosensor Applications, Langmuir (2010), 26(6), 4320-4326.
  9. P. Marsac, A. Rumondor, D. Nivens, U. Satyanarayan, L. Stanciu, L. Taylor*, “Miscibility of Amorphous Dispersions of Felodipine and Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone), Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010) 99(1), 169-185.