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Svetlana Tatic-Lucic

Position: Professor

Address: Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4552

E-mail: svt2@lehigh.edu

Research: ResearchGate

Areas of Research

  • Bioelectronics/Photonics
  • Biosensors
  • Bio Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Micro- and Nanofabrication
  • Micro- and Nanoscale Manufacturing
  • Micro- and Nanosensors
  • Micro/Nanotechnology
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Sensor Technology


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.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade (Serbia)