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Erica.Forzani@asu.edu

Asst Professor
Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
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Mail Code: 6106

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Bio

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 

Courses

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-CHE The ASU Experience
CHE 342 Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 792 Research
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 792 Research
MAE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 591 Seminar
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 792 Research
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 599 Thesis
MAE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-CHE The ASU Experience
CHE 342 Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
CHE 591 Seminar
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 595 Continuing Registration
CHE 792 Research
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 592 Research
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 592 Research
MAE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 599 Thesis
MAE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 701 Biological Design I
CHE 342 Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
CHE 592 Research
CHE 792 Research
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
MAE 592 Research
MAE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BME 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 590 Reading and Conference
MAE 599 Thesis
MAE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-CHE The ASU Experience
BDE 701 Biological Design I
CHE 592 Research
CHE 792 Research
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 592 Research
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 592 Research
MAE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BME 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering
CHE 592 Research
CHE 593 Applied Project
CHE 792 Research
CHE 795 Continuing Registration
CHE 799 Dissertation
MAE 590 Reading and Conference
MAE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 598 Special Topics
BDE 701 Biological Design I
CHE 342 Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CHE 598 Special Topics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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).

  4. 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).

  5. 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).

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Presentations

  1. E.S. Forzani, et. al. "A hybrid Approach - nanosensor". Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security conference, Fort Lauderdale , FL.. (Oct 2009).
  2. E.S. Forzani Integrated sensors systems for real-world environmental exposure assessment". Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of San Antonio, TX,. (Sep 2009).
  3. E.S. Forzani, et. al. Explosive detection system. SPIE, Defense and Security, Orlando, FL.. (Apr 2009).
  4. E.S. Forzani, et. al. Environmental integrated sensing system. SPIE, Defense and Security, Orlando, FL.. (Apr 2009).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Forzani,Erica Silvia * , Xian,Xiaojun , . Non-Invasive Mobile Device for Tracking Cadriovascular Functions. HHS-NIH-NIBIB (8/1/2015 - 7/31/2017).
  2. Forzani,Erica Silvia . Wireless Sensors for Obesity and Associated Chronic Diseases. TF Health (1/1/2015 - 6/30/2015).
  3. Forzani,Erica Silvia . Electrochemically-Enhanced Plasmonic Imaging for Quantitative Proteomics Phase 2 Funding. (12/1/2014 - 11/30/2017).
  4. Forzani,Erica Silvia * . Objectively Measured Daily Energy Expenditure and Neurocognitive Outcomes: A Feasibility Study. Mayo Rochester (4/23/2014 - 4/22/2015).
  5. Chen,Fang Forzani,Erica Silvia . Mobile multifunctional tool for monitoring and management of respiratory diseases. TF Health (4/16/2014 - 4/15/2016).
  6. Wang,Shaopeng * Forzani,Erica Silvia Stafford,Phillip Tao,Nongjian . A Personal Mobile Tool for Effective Weight Management. FLINN FDN (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015).
  7. Forzani,Erica Silvia . Metabolic analyzer prototype device development. TF Health (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012).
  8. Forzani,Erica Silvia * Tao,Nongjian Tsow,Tsing Wai . Wireless Capnograph for Respiratory Function Diagnosis and Management. HHS-NIH-NIBIB (9/30/2011 - 8/31/2013).
  9. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai . A wireless multi-functional sensor badge for epidemiological studies. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (9/16/2011 - 7/31/2015).
  10. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia . Development of first prototype device for exhale nitric oxide. (11/11/2010 - 12/10/2012).
  11. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai . Supplement: A Wearable Wirele3ss System for Real-Time Monitoring of Chemical Toxicants. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (5/1/2010 - 4/30/2012).
  12. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai . An integrated hybrid system for environmental health applications. NSF-ENG-ECS (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2013).
  13. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia . A Wearable Wireless System for Real-Time Monitoring of Chemical Toxicants. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (8/15/2007 - 8/31/2008).

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Service

  1. NIH - Director Office, video - presenter of sensing device - instructions of device use (2009 - present)
  2. NIH-NIEHS, SBIR phase II, member of proposal review panel (2009 - present)

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