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Erica Forzani

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

Assistant Professor

  • School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

  • Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors

The Biodesign Institute

 

Dr. Erica Forzani is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Program as well as joint faculty in the Mechanical  Engineering Graduate Program in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy at Arizona State University (SEMTE). Dr. Forzani also has a joint appointment with ASU’s Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors (CBB) at The Biodesign  Institute, and she is Deputy Director of CBB.

She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biochemistry at Cordoba National University in Argentina. Prior to join ASU, she received prestigious fellowships from the Argentinian Research Council to support her Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies in Argentina. She came to ASU in 2003 as postdoctoral research associate of the Department of Electrical Engineering; where later she worked as Assistant Research Professor. Dr Forzani became Assistant Professor in SEMTE in Fall 2010.

Dr. Forzani’s current research interests are the development of novel hybrid chemical and biosensors and the integration of sensors into wireless, non-invasive and inexpensive sensor devices. She is focused on health applications, and environmental health and safety. Currently, she has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, seven patent applications and two transferred intellectual properties. In addition, she has served as Guest Editor of Nanotechnology Journal, and is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

Expertise
  • Chemical and biosensors, non-invasive sensors, sensor integration, wireless and lab-on-cell-phone sensors
Education

 

  • 2003-2006, Postdoct in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • 2000-2003, Postdoct in Materials and Analytical Sciences, University of Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • 1999, Ph.D. Chemistry, Cordoba National University - Argentina
  • 1993, B.S. Biochemistry, Cordoba National University - Argentina

 

 

Research Interests

Research interest: chemical and biosensors, non-invasive sensors, sensor integration, wireless and lab-on-cell-phone sensors 

Publications
  • Anant Rai, Francis Tsow, Sanam Nassirpour, Jeffrey Bankers, Martina Spinatsch and M. Pete He, Erica Forzani* and N. J. Tao*. "Selective Detection of Sulfur Derivatives Using Microfabricated Tuning Fork-Based Sensors". Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical (2009).
  • Erica S. Forzani, Donglai Lu, Matthew Leright, Alvaro Diaz Aguilar, Francis Tsow, Rodrigo Iglesias, Qian Zhang, Jin Lu, Jinghong Li, Nongjian Tao,,. "A Hybrid Electrochemical-Colorimetric Sensing Platform for Detection of Explosives". Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009).
  • Francis Tsow, Erica Forzani, Anant Rai, Ray Tsui, Sal Mastroianni, Christopher Knobbe, A. Jay Gandolfi, and N.J. Tao*. "A Wearable & Wireless Sensor System for Real-time Monitoring of Environmental Volatile Organic Toxicants". IEEE Sensors (2009).
  • R. Wang, F. Tsow, X.Z. Zhang, J.H. Peng, E.S. Forzani, Y.S. Chen, J.C. Crittenden, H. Destaillats, NJ Tao*. "Real-Time Ozone Detection Based on a Microfabricated Quartz Crystal Tuning Fork Sensor". Sensors (2009).
  • R.A. Iglesias, F. Tsow, R. Wang , E.S. Forzani*, N.J. Tao*. "A hybrid separation and detection device for analysis of BTEX in complex samples". Analytical Chemistry (2009).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 493Honors Thesis
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 492Honors Directed Study
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CHEThe ASU Experience
CHE 342Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
CHE 498Pro-Seminar
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 544Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 591Seminar
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CHEThe ASU Experience
CHE 342Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
CHE 591Seminar
CHE 592Research
MAE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 592Research
CHE 592Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 544Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 342Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
MAE 592Research
CHE 592Research
BDE 701Biological Design I
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 592Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 544Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 544Chemical Reactor Engineering
MAE 590Reading and Conference
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CHEThe ASU Experience
MAE 592Research
CHE 592Research
BDE 701Biological Design I
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
Presentations
  • E.S. Forzani, et. al. "A hybrid Approach - nanosensor". Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security conference, Fort Lauderdale , FL (Oct 2009).
  • E.S. Forzani. Integrated sensors systems for real-world environmental exposure assessment". Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of San Antonio, TX, (Sep 2009).
  • E.S. Forzani, et. al. Explosive detection system. SPIE, Defense and Security, Orlando, FL (Apr 2009).
  • E.S. Forzani, et. al. Environmental integrated sensing system. SPIE, Defense and Security, Orlando, FL (Apr 2009).
Service
  • NIH - Director Office, video - presenter of sensing device - instructions of device use (2009 - Present)
  • NIH-NIEHS, SBIR phase II, member of proposal review panel (2009 - Present)