Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Svetlana Tatic-Lucic

Areas of Research

Bio Microelectromechanical Systems
Micro- and Nanofabrication
Micro- and Nanoscale Manufacturing
Micro- and Nanosensors
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)