Lia Stanciu

Lia Stanciu

Associate Head and Professor of Materials Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering/Global Engineering Programs, Provost Fellow for Awards and Recognitions

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

Dr. Stanciu’s interests are in the areas of chemical and biological sensing, gas sensing, sensor nanomanufacturing, chemical synthesis of biologically inspired materials, understanding of biointerfaces, and battery ceramics.

Research Group Web Site

Lia A. Stanciu Research Interests


  • MSE 527 Introduction to Biomaterials
  • MSE 335 Materials Characterization Laboratory
  • MSE 367 Materials Processing Laboratory
  • MSE 430/440 Senior Design