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Sabrina Jedlicka

Position: Associate Professor

Address: Whitaker Lab 454
5 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4425

Areas of Research

  • Neuroengineering
  • Biointerface Design
  • Surface Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Glasses
  • Polymers
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine and Life Science
  • Mechanical Characterization
  • Optical Characterization
  • Structural and Chemical Characterization
  • Synthesis and Processing
  • Neuronal Cell Biology


Dr. Jedlicka's research interests focus on the fundamental interactions between mammalian cells and cell cultural substrates. Specifically, she is interested in developing reproducible, stable biointerfaces that communicate with cells and ultimately modulate cell fate and function. Research in her lab is centered on the novel development of new implantable biomaterials, as wells as a variety of characterization methods, including the adaptation of non-traditional methods to biological problems. Her research revolves around biologically functional material design for use in cell-based therapeutics and drug delivery. The ability to develop a homogenous, directed cell population has implications in stem cell research, regenerative medicine, cell-based devices, and biosensing technology. Dr. Jedlicka has published in refereed journals and made numerous presentations on her research. She has one patent and two pending patent applications.

Dr. Jedlicka has obtained several grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as Lehigh internal research grants. She has received awards from the National Science Foundation, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Lehigh University, Purdue University, and Kansas State University. She has served in several volunteer positions for the Institute of Biological Engineering.


  • Ph.D., Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
  • M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2006
  • B.S.E./B.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering/Chemical Science, 2002
  • B.S., Psychology and Women's Studies, Kansas State University, 2002