Professor Svetlana Tatic-Lucic has been named interim chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, effective August 2016. Tatic-Lucic succeeds Filbert Bartoli, Chandler Weaver Chair and Professor, who is now serving as Director of the Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems at the National Science Foundation.

Tatic-Lucic's research is focused on fabrication, design and applications of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for application in cell biology and neuroscience. Her research team is currently 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. Her efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, among others.

She is an NSF CAREER award winner for her work that focused on the development of a system for extracellular recording from patterned neural networks. She is also a recipient of the Alfred Noble Robinson Award from Lehigh University and a P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship.

Before joining Lehigh, Tatic-Lucic began her research career with Ford Microelectronics and Coventor, Inc.

She earned both her Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and her B.S. at the University of Belgrade in Serbia.

Professor Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Professor and Interim Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering