Portrait of Tori Forbes

Tori Z. Forbes


Phone: (319) 384-1320
Office: W374 Chemistry Building (CB)
Email: tori-forbes@uiowa.edu


  • University of Notre Dame, 2003-2007, Environmental Mineralogy
    Ph. D, Advisor:  Professor Peter C. Burns
  • Beloit College, 1997-2001, Chemistry, B.S., minor in Environmental Studies

Professional and Academic Positions

  • Professor, 2022-Present, University of Iowa
  • Associate Professor, 2016-2022, University of Iowa
  • Assistant Professor, 2010-2016, University of Iowa
  • Postdoctoral Researcher 2008-2010, University of California at Davis
    Advisor:  Professor Alexandra Navrotsky
  • Adjunct Instructor 2007-2008, University of Notre Dame, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Researcher 2007-2008, University of Notre Dame
    Advisor:  Professor Slavi C. Sevov
  • Research Assistant II, 2001-2003, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA

Honors and Awards

  • University of Iowa Collegiate Scholar, 2022-2024
  • James Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellow, 2022-2023
  • UI Department of Chemistry Research Scholar Award, 2021
  • UI Honors Lane Davis Team Teaching Award, 2019
  • UI Honors Lane Davis Team Teaching Award, 2017
  • University of Iowa Dean’s Scholar, 2016 - 2018
  • Finalist for Iowa Women of Innovation Award, 2015 and 2016Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2015
  • Chemical Communications Emerging Young Investigator, 2015  
  • Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, Distinguished Faculty Mentor, 2014
  • NSF CAREER Award, Division of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, 2013
  • Finalist for Early Career Scientist Poster Award, Actinides Meeting, 2009
  • Bayer Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007
  • NDEER Symposium Graduate Student Poster Award, 2005
  • Environmental Molecular Science Institute Graduate Student Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • Edward C. Fuller Award for Chemistry Education, May 2001
  • Erickson Scholarship in Chemistry, August 1999
  • Beloit College Presidential Scholarship, August 1997