In memory of Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea (1972-2021), who died on February 28 after battling cancer. She was 49.
Ilinca Stanciulescu holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (2000) from Bucharest University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2005) from Duke University. Before joining the Ph.D. Program at Duke University, she served as a junior lecturer in the Department of Strength of Materials of the Technical University of Civil Engineering (T.U.C.E.) in Bucharest, Romania. She has also worked as a structural design engineer (full-time in 1995 before joining the faculty at T.U.C.E., and part-time thereafter). Prior to joining Rice University, she served as Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2006-2009) and as Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Duke University Computational Mechanics Laboratory (2005-2006).