Tori Forbes Promoted to Professor

Professor Tori Z. Forbes
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 8:15am

Prof. Tori Z. Forbes was promoted to Full Professor in July 2022. Forbes has been with the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry since 2010 and was promoted to associate professor in 2016. She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the UI Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) facility.  Forbes and her research group have multiple funded projects from NSF and DOE for the development a metal organic nanotube for water storage and separation, reactivity of the neptunium in aqueous solutions, and more recently on the development of catalysts for direct air carbon capture.  She is the co-PI on a NIH T34 training grant for the University of Iowa Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program and has been funded by multiple Nuclear Regulatory Commission grants to support the continued growth of the University of Iowa Radiochemistry program.  Forbes recent awards include the UI Collegiate Scholar (2022-2024), James Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellow, 2022-2023, UI Honors Lane Davis Team Teaching Award (2017, 2019), University of Iowa Dean’s Scholar (2016 – 2018), Finalist for Iowa Women of Innovation Award, (2015 and 2016), Department of Energy Early Career Award, (2015), Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, Distinguished Faculty Mentor, (2014), and an NSF CAREER Award, Division of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, (2013). She has served as the chair of the Nuclear Chemistry & Technology Division for the American Chemical Society 2020, a member of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Board (2020), member of the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate Advisory Board for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2021-present), and Member of the National Academy of Sciences Review Committee for the Continued Analysis of Supplemental Treatment of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (2021-present)

To learn more about the Forbes Group, visit: https://chem.uiowa.edu/forbes-research-group