Svetlana Tatic-Lucic Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair, Professor
Sherman Fairchild 310

Dr. Tatic-Lucic's research interests include BioMEMS, micro-fabrication technology, and design, packaging and reliability of micro-sensors. Her research team is focused on fabrication, design and applications of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for application in cell biology and neuroscience. She is currently developing a system for extracellular recording of electrical signals from cultured neuronal networks for eventual use in neuroscience and as a sensor for detecting the presence of neuroactive compounds. Her research team is also designing a bioMEMS device capable of accurately measuring the mechanical properties of biological cells, to help mitigate the impact of certain diseases such as osteoporosis. Dr Tatic-Lucic's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.

Before joining Lehigh University, Tatic-Lucic began her research career with Ford Microelectronics and Coventor, Inc. She is recipient of an NSF CAREER award for work that focused on the development of a system for extracellular recording from patterned neural networks. Prof. Tatic-Lucic is the recipient of the Alfred Noble Robinson Award from Lehigh University, and the P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship. for the unusual promise of professional achievement.

Research Interest: 

Bio Microelectromechanical Systems
Micro- and Nanofabrication
Micro- and Nanoscale Manufacturing
Micro- and Nanosensors
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Sensor technology