Alexandra Snyder

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Advising Faculty

Professor of Materials Engineering

Degree in Progress

PhD Materials Engineering

Teaching Experience

  • MSE 367: Ceramics Processing Lab
  • MSE/BME 597 - Biomaterials

Research Interests

biosensors, hybrid biological-inorganic materials for biomedical and photocatalytic applications


1. Snyder, A.; Quach, D.; Groza, J.; Fisher, T.; Hodson, S.; Stanciu, L. Spark Plasma Sintering of ZrB2?SiC?ZrC Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics at 1800 ?C. Materials Science and Engineering A. 2011, 528, 6079-6082.

2. Snyder, A; Bo, Z.; Hodson, S.; Fisher, T.; Stanciu, L. The Effect of Heating Rate and Composition on the Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Zirconium Diboride Based Composites. Mat. Sci. Eng. A. 2012, 538, 98-102.

3. Snyder, A.; Bo, Z.; Sun, Q.; Martinez, C.; Stanciu, L. Electrochemical Biosensors Fabricated with Polyelectrolyte Microspheres. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2012,159, B783-B788.

4. Shi, J.; Zhang, H.; Snyder, A.; Wang, M.; Xie, J.; Porterfield, D.; Stanciu, L. An aqueous media based approach for the preparation of a biosensor platform composed of graphene oxide and Pt-black. Accepted Biosensors and Bioelectronics

5. Snyder, A.; Bo, Z.; Moon, R.; Stanciu, L. Reusable Photocatalytic Cellulose Nanofiber Films. Submitted to Cellulose