Remembering Ilinca Stanciulescu
Ilinca, a native of Bucharest, Romania, joined Rice in 2009. During her tenure with the university, she taught Nonlinear Finite Element Method Analysis; Advanced Mechanics of Materials; and Elasticity, Plasticity and Damage Mechanics. She also conducted research on computational mechanics (nonlinear finite elements), constitutive modeling of materials, multiscale and multiphysics formulations, nonlinear dynamics and stability of complex systems.
Some of Ilinca’s long-standing work was with Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering. The duo designed bio-inspired materials to replace the tissues found in the body such as heart valves and blood vessels.
Ilinca is remembered by Jane and her colleagues and students as a passionate educator, researcher and mentor. Click here to read more.