Ioana Voiculescu

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

Mechanical Engineering


Steinman Hall






Ioana Voiculescu


  • Engineering Diploma (B.S.+M.S., Valedictorian), 1982, Technical University "Politehnica", Timisoara, Romania. Specialization: Precision Mechanics & Robotics
  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, 1997, Technical University "Politehnica", Timisoara, Romania, Specialization: Precision Mechanics
  • Sc. D., Mechanical Engineering, 2005, The George Washington University, Specialization: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors

Research Interests

Microelectromechanical (MEMS) sensors for biological and chemical applications, lab on chip devices, stretchable and flexible electronics and devices.




I. Voiculescu, M. Zaghloul (Editors): Nanocantilever Beam, Modeling, Fabrication and Applications, Publisher Pan Stanford, Singapore, ISBN 9789814613231, 520 pages, 2016.

Journal Papers

I. Voiculescu, F. Li, A. N. Nordin, “Impedance Spectroscopy of Adherent Mammalian Cell Culture for Biochemical Applications: A Review”IEEE Sensors, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 5612-5627, 2021. 

K. L. Lee, S. Ng, F. Li, A. N. Nordin, I. Voiculescu, “MEMS Biosensor for Monitoring Water Toxicity Based on Quartz Crystal Microbalance”, Biointerphases, 15, 021006, 2020.

I. Voiculescu, F. Li, G. Kowach, K. L. Lee, N. Mistou, R. Kasberg, “Stretchable Piezoelectric Power Generators Based on ZnO Thin Films on Elastic Substrates”, Micromachines, 10(10), pp. 661, 2019.

N. V. Toan, X. Wang, N. Inomata, M. Toda, I. Voiculescu, T. Ono, “Low Cost and High‐Aspect Ratio Micro/Nano Device Fabrication by Using Innovative Metal‐Assisted Chemical Etching Method”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 1900490, 2019.

I. Voiculescu , M. Toda , N. InomataT. OnoF. Li, “Nano and Microsensors for Mammalian Cell Studies”, Micromachines, 9(9), 439, 2018. 

I. Voiculescu, M. Liao, M. Zakerin, R. Berger, T. Ono, M. Toda,” Pico-thermogravimetric Material Properties Analysis Using Diamond Cantilever Beam”, Sensors and Actuators, Physical, A vol. 271, pp. 356–363, 2018.

X. Zhang, W. Wang, F. Li, I. Voiculescu, “Stretchable Impedance Sensor for Mammalian Cell Proliferation Measurements”, Lab on a Chip, vol. 17(12), pp. 2054-2066, 2017.

X. Zhang, W. Wang, A.N. Nordin, F. Li, S. Jang, I Voiculescu, “The Influence of the Electrode Dimension on the Detection Sensitivity of Electric Cell–Substrate Impedance Sensing (ECIS) and its Mathematical Modeling”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 247, pp. 780–790, 2017.

I. Voiculescu, M. Toda, T. Ono, F. Liu, I. Voiculescu, “Investigation of Bimaterial Cantilever Beam for Heat Sensing in Liquid”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 242, pp. 58–66, 2016.

X. Zhang, F. Li, A. N. Nordin, J. Tarbell, I. Voiculescu, “Toxicity Studies Using Mammalian Cells and Impedance Spectroscopy Method”, Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, vol. 3, pp. 112–121, 2015.

F. Liu, A. N. Nordin, F. Li, I. Voiculescu, “Lab-on-Chip Cell-based Biosensor for Label-free Sensing of Water Toxicants”, Lab on a Chip, no. 14, pp. 1270-1280, 2014.

F. Liu, F. Li, A. N. Nordin, I. Voiculescu, “A Novel Cell-Based Hybrid Acoustic Wave Biosensor with Impedimetric Sensing Capabilities”, Sensors, vol. 13, pp. 3039-3055, 2013.

I. Voiculescu, F. Li, F. Liu, X. Zhang, L.M. Cancel, J.M. Tarbell, A. Khademhosseini, “Study of Long-term Viability of Endothelial Cells for Lab-on-a-chip Devices”, Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, vol. 182, pp. 696–705, 2013.     

I. Voiculescu, A. N. Nordin, “Acoustic Wave Based MEMS Devices for Biosensing Applications”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 33, issue. 1, pp. 1-9, 2012.