Erica Forzani

Assoc Professor
Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
BDI Faculty Member
Biodesign BB

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
(480) 965-9058


  • 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


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.

Forzanis 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.