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Lia Stanciu

Lia Stanciu

Associate Head and Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2223
Phone: +1 765 49-63552
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • Ph.D. Materials Engineering, University of California Davis, 2003

Employment History

  • Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University 08/2016-present
  • Associate Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University 08/2011-08/2016
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University 08/2005-08/2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center of Macromolecular Imaging, Baylor College of Medicine, 10/2004-08/2005
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis 09/1999-12/2003

Research Interests

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.

Lia A. Stanciu Research Interests


  • ENGR 103
  • MSE 190
  • MSE 335
  • MSE 390
  • MSE 523
  • MSE 597 M/BME582
  • MSE 695 S
  • MSE 430