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Erica Forzani

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

Erica Forzani is an associate professor of chemical engineering, as well as a joint faculty member in the mechanical  engineering graduate program in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy at Arizona State University (SEMTE). Forzani also has a joint appointment with the Biodesign Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, where she is the deputy director.

She received her doctorate in chemistry and bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Cordoba National University in Argentina. Prior to ASU, she received prestigious fellowships from the Argentinian Research Council to support her doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Argentina. She came to ASU in 2003 as postdoctoral research associate of the then Department of Electrical Engineering; where later she worked as assistant research professor. Forzani became assistant professor in SEMTE in Fall 2010.

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 more than 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.

 

Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow. Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University (2003-2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow. Materials and Analytical Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2003)
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Cordoba National University, Argentina
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Cordoba National University, Argentina
Research Interests

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
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 493Honors Thesis
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 792Research
BDE 792Research
MAE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
BDE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 492Honors Directed Study
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 493Honors Thesis
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 492Honors Directed Study
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
MAE 792Research
CHE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CHE 799Dissertation
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
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).
Honors / Awards
  • 2012, Inventorship FY2011 and 2013 Recognition Award – Arizona Technology Transfer Enterprise
  • 2010, Governor’s Innovator Award – State of Arizona – Team Finalist
  • 2007, Innovator of Tomorrow Award – Arizona Technology Transfer Enterprise
  • 2005, Young Scientist Prize, Rotary Club, Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1994-2000, Annual prize for teachers and investigators granted by the Presidency of Argentina
  • 1998, Award for Research projects granted by the Secretariat of Science and Technology, Department of Education and Culture of Argentina
  • 1995, Annual prize for teachers and investigators granted by the Cordoba National University, Argentina
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)