Lia Stanciu

Research Interest

Our Research is highly interdisciplinary and lies in the area of chemical synthesis of biologically inspired materials, biosensor, and biocatalyst platforms development, election microscopy of biomolecules, solid oxide fuel cells and high temperature ceramic processing.

Stancuiu'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. 4a37-b172-ea248bc8cb3a%40sessionmgr13&vid=2&hid=21
  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. 9d29-4aee-8798-e9123b8b4568%40sessionmgr14&vid=2&hid=21
  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 ElectrochemicalBiosensor 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, ECSTransactions (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-UpFabrication 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.