Andrea Armani received her BA in physics from the University of Chicago (2001) and her PhD in applied physics with a minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology (2007), where she continued as the Clare Boothe Luce post-doctoral Fellow in biology and chemical engineering. She is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. Armani has received numerous awards, including the Sigma Xi award for excellence in research, the SPIE BiOS Young Investigator Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, the Technology Review Top 35 Innovators under 35 , the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program New Investigator Award, the USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Mentoring, the NIH New Innovator Award, the PECASE, the Hanna Reisler Mentoring Award, and the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.
Using wavelength-normalized optical spectroscopy to improve the accuracy of bacteria growth rate quantification
Experimental demonstration of application of ring down measurement approach to microcavities for biosensing